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08-21-2014 02:42 PM
RenegadeUL13 Tightened all the grounds. Loosened and tried to snug down both battery terminals. Went for a drive and no wiper activation.

Get this, I park the Jeep, go back out an hour or so later and as soon as I start the Jeep! WIPERS!!!! Jheeeshh!
08-21-2014 08:50 AM
RenegadeUL13
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Originally Posted by floridajpr View Post
This is exactly what was wrong with my 2012 JKU Sport, my wipers use to swipe once or twice when I would use my turn signal and also my ESC, ABS, and brake lights were coming on intermittently with a ding every once in awhile but would never stay on. Was driving me CRAZY for a few months but I found a thread where some dude was talking about the same thing happening to him with two of his Jeep Wranglers for over a year. Dealership told him they would not work on his Jeep's anymore. He said he started checking all the electrical and when he checked the ground terminal on his battery, it was just slightly loose. I took my ground terminal off my battery and had to get some pliers to squeeze the battery terminal together and then put it back on my battery making sure to bottom it out on the battery terminal & then tighten. Never had any more problems!
Nice! Going to try this now! Thanks for sharing!!!
08-20-2014 09:41 PM
floridajpr
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Originally Posted by gantulga View Post
check battery ground
This is exactly what was wrong with my 2012 JKU Sport, my wipers use to swipe once or twice when I would use my turn signal and also my ESC, ABS, and brake lights were coming on intermittently with a ding every once in awhile but would never stay on. Was driving me CRAZY for a few months but I found a thread where some dude was talking about the same thing happening to him with two of his Jeep Wranglers for over a year. Dealership told him they would not work on his Jeep's anymore.
He said he started checking all the electrical and when he checked the ground terminal on his battery, it was just slightly loose.

I took my ground terminal off my battery and had to get some pliers to squeeze the battery terminal together and then put it back on my battery making sure to bottom it out on the battery terminal & then tighten.
Never had any more problems!
08-20-2014 07:57 PM
garyokc6
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Originally Posted by Goldrif View Post
I have all of these problems
The turn signal arm was the problem causing my wipers to come on by themselves. I took it to the dealer 10 times before the changed the turn signal arm and it has been a year and no problems since.
08-19-2014 09:18 PM
mattcasey
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Originally Posted by Goldrif View Post
Where is the ground? I will start there..
Also does anyone have part number for the multiple function switch/ turn signal switch..(2012 JKU Sport).

I am no longer under warranty so I want to fix this myself. Even though my jeep is only 2years and 2 month. I have 43k on it already.

Already had heater core replaced, and radiator, and thermostat due to casting sand issue.
The black wire that is connected to the turn signal switch, that was a bad ground on mine. Here is a turn signal switch part number 68015101-AB..... I also replaced the steering column control module. Because I burnt it up hooking my turn signal wires up wrong, whatever you do ,do not hook up wires wrong it cost over $200...
08-18-2014 08:59 AM
Goldrif Where is the ground? I will start there..
Also does anyone have part number for the multiple function switch/ turn signal switch..(2012 JKU Sport).

I am no longer under warranty so I want to fix this myself. Even though my jeep is only 2years and 2 month. I have 43k on it already.

Already had heater core replaced, and radiator, and thermostat due to casting sand issue.
08-18-2014 08:34 AM
Goldrif
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Originally Posted by Peter T View Post
Had mine into he shop on many occasions for wipers randomly turning on. Along with clock losing time and AC cutting out. All is well with All the parts they changed out.
I have all of these problems
08-15-2014 09:25 PM
RenegadeUL13
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Originally Posted by mattcasey View Post
I just replaced the steering column control module and turn signal switch and all it was was a bad ground.
Where EXACTLY was the ground so I can get eyes on it. Thanks in advance!!
08-15-2014 07:14 PM
mattcasey
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Originally Posted by PA . JAY View Post
nope thats a new one to me . I dont think their even on the same fuse are they ?
I just replaced the steering column control module and turn signal switch and all it was was a bad ground.
04-08-2014 10:56 AM
MI_Jeep I own a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that has had electrical issues since the day I drove it off the lot. The rear tail-light was the first thing to go and they replaced the wiring harness. Then before I reached 10K miles I had to have the heater core replaced and everything associated with it. Then I started having a plethora of phantom electrical issues. My power windows would work or not, and the windshield wipers would come on randomly. This past week my horn started blowing and would not turn off for up to a minute when I opened a door or used my keyless entry. They are replacing my turn signal switch and the TIPM. I am still waiting for the recall part from a year ago (even though I have been on the list from the day I got the notice). I am hopeful the replacement of the TIPM will solve a lot of the issues I have been having.
03-17-2014 03:57 PM
garyokc6 I hade conquered this problem. It took several actions but they finally replaced the wiper control arm on the steering column. I was sure it would not work but it has been several months and no problem. I went through the "we can't recreate the problem" routine as well. I opened a case with Chrysler and when that went nowhere I escalated the case. When They told me they could not find the problem again and I told Chrysler that I will take it back to the shop every week until they do. I made an appointment and waited on the car or had them call a cab for me. They finally fixed the problem. They will tell you that YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON that has this problem but we all know better. I emailed them a link to this page as well. All said and done. It was the wiper yoke that solved the problem. DON'T GIVE UP!
03-16-2014 08:36 AM
jrob225 So it's been a few months and I think it's safe to say my mysterious wiper activation was finally solved. I went to pick up my Jeep from the dealer on a Monday morning after they had it for several days saying they couldn't do anything since they couldn't replicate. However I told him I wasn't going to start it up without the service manager watching... he actually started it up and surprise, surprise wipers go crazy, hi beams flickering, etc.

So they finally agreed to replace the stalks and the connecting harness. Had to wait weeks for it to come in and then another week after it arrived since the tech was on vacation that week (so was I but now I had to take more time off work to get it replaced the following week, couldn't believe that). Anyway thankfully all is well with the wipers after a long battle for them to take action. The original owner got a replacement Jeep because of this issue after 5 months, it was a buy back by Jeep corporate, never repaired, but sold to me over a year later with same problems... Now I know why it was low miles. Replacing the switch was all they had to do.

Good luck to others... I'm glad this issue is closed for me so I can enjoy the Jeep fully.
12-25-2013 03:51 PM
bohunlee Update to my 2012 Sahara intermittent wiper problem: It's been a few weeks since they replaced the entire signal stalk. So far so good. Based on others' posts, it looks like that was the problem all along.

To provide some background... I've had this problem for almost two years since purchased new in 2012. The first time I took it in, they dismissed it as "unable to replicate." Continued to occur, so convinced them to replace TIPM regardless of not being able to replicate the problem. That didn't work. Losing my patience, I took it in again a few weeks ago and they claimed they were able to replicate the problem this time and replaced the turn signal stalk.

Incidentally, now I'm getting a Check Engine light (coded as P0304), but this is most likely unrelated and a different thread.

Love my JK, but slowly falling out of love with all these time-sucking trips to the dealer. Still within standard warranty, but I'm feeling like a genius for having purchased the extended factory warranty.
12-07-2013 10:42 PM
momoaz Has anyone heard of this trick (please correct me if not right). I started up my 2012 Wrangler and the windshield wipers came on and I could not turn them off (they were already in the off position). After some research, my husband texted me this trick he found online:
1. Turn off the Jeep, take key out and then turn it back on.
2. Pull out the fog lamp switch to the "on" position.
3. Turn the wipers on and then off.
It worked! They turned off.
My problem is that we could not find the solution online and I am not certain these are the exact steps. I am kicking myself for not writing them down. Let me know if you have success or if the steps are different.
12-06-2013 05:14 PM
nwbronco A multi-function switch takes about 10 minutes to replace. I swapped it when my wipers went to one speed and could not find the return to home. Turns out it was the wiper motor. I swapped it. I now have a smaller problem. The wipers whip back a couple of inches as it returns the home. i will figure that one out after it warms up a bit.

Bob K.
12-06-2013 03:08 PM
jrob225 So I have been following this thread for a few months because I have this problem on my 2011 JKU since I purchased it used (Jeep dealership) in April 2013) and I am glad to see that 1) I am not completely alone in this phantom issue 2) some of you at least have finally been able to get it fixed.

My symptoms are the same, wipers turn on randomly. Mostly at ignition, but also during turning (with or without me activating turn signal), sometimes seem to be triggered by some other dash light going on like low fuel light, Hi-beam, etc. Usually when it is stuck in this "shorting out" mode at initial ignition it is always paired with: interior lights won't activate, fog lights flicker randomly, hi-beams flicker randomly, dash illumination is not adjustable and is set at lowest value, washer fluid sprays randomly, wipers won't turn off or speed up if I activate them intentionally. Sometimes I am stuck in this state for several minutes before things settle out and restarting ignition doesn't seem to clear it, just have to let it clear itself.

I took it in finally in August because, in addition, the cruise control started to rarely respond. They replaced the Clock Spring which fixed the cruise control however, did nothing for the wiper issue. Finally took it back in this week and dealer is telling me that there are no error codes therefore there is nothing they can do. I have quoted this forum trying desperately for them to at least replace something (i.e. multi-function switch as many have mentioned) but they keep telling me they can't replace parts without an error code. I keep making the argument that is BS since by that logic, even if they watch it freak out in their shop but no error code is logged then they wouldn't be able to replace anything.

The service manager is very nice and being very professional and I am trying to return that courtesy while still standing my ground...it will continue to fail and never log an error code so it makes no sense to me to do NOTHING. I'm waiting on today's update from them to see if they got it to freak out in front of them so that maybe they will finally take action.

Turns out also that my "used" JKU was a dealer "buyback", now I am worried that the previous owner had the same battle and got fed up with it...however, I'll never know, they are telling me they are not allowed to disclose details of the buyback.

Good luck to others with this issue, thanks to those that have shared their battles.

...final note, love my JKU, had a 97 TJ for 10 years and I finally feel normal again having given it up in 2006, despite this headache.
11-30-2013 06:06 PM
GeckoJK Took my Jeep in for some service and mentioned the wiper issue. They replaced my turn signal stock as it seemed to have a problem. So far it hasn't happened since it was replaced.
11-30-2013 04:46 PM
garyokc6
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Originally Posted by Mclunk View Post
So I got it back today, they replaced the wiper multi-function switch. They said they found that it was faulty, only time will tell if it is "fixed". I have to take it back in so they can replace the heater core, which was plugged with casting sand.
That is what the did for my wiper issue and it has worked. I was sure that it would not but it did.
11-30-2013 04:44 PM
garyokc6
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Originally Posted by blkunlmtd9 View Post
Is the TIPM what the service advisor calls the control module, or is that a different part? I was having issues with my clock where it would slow down a minute or so every day, and there was a bulletin out for it. they changed my "control module" and that is around the time when i started having these issues....just a coincidence, or could I have gotten a faulty module installed???
The clock issue is very common and is fixed by a software update. At least that is what they did to my 2012 JK. They fixed my wiper issue by replacing the turn signal yoke. I was sure that would not work but it did.
11-30-2013 04:41 PM
garyokc6
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Originally Posted by Boddah View Post
I didnt read the whole thread so forgive me if the problem has been solved, but after reading the OP I had the EXACT same problem in my 3500 Dodge ram. The solution was to change out the whole turn signal stalk and module. On the dodge it was a pain in the ass to do.
That is what the dealer did on my 2012 JK and it has solved the problem. It has been 2 1/2 months now and the wipers have not come on by themselves.
11-24-2013 11:43 AM
Boddah I didnt read the whole thread so forgive me if the problem has been solved, but after reading the OP I had the EXACT same problem in my 3500 Dodge ram. The solution was to change out the whole turn signal stalk and module. On the dodge it was a pain in the ass to do.
11-24-2013 11:19 AM
blkunlmtd9 So after fighting with service dept, they hooked me up and changed both the signal and the wiper tree. NOW, my rear driver side signal is out and it's not the bulb.... Fml.
11-15-2013 10:41 AM
blkunlmtd9 Is the TIPM what the service advisor calls the control module, or is that a different part? I was having issues with my clock where it would slow down a minute or so every day, and there was a bulletin out for it. they changed my "control module" and that is around the time when i started having these issues....just a coincidence, or could I have gotten a faulty module installed???
11-14-2013 06:27 PM
Xena1 This is all happening because Chrysler is buying cheap electronic components from China to boost profits! Quality is going down faster than a lead balloon! They will regret this when thousands move on to a quality oriented auto maker!
11-14-2013 12:57 AM
Mclunk So I got it back today, they replaced the wiper multi-function switch. They said they found that it was faulty, only time will tell if it is "fixed". I have to take it back in so they can replace the heater core, which was plugged with casting sand.
11-13-2013 08:13 PM
garyokc6
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Originally Posted by Mclunk View Post
Did they replace the wiper multi function switch as well, or just the turn signal switch? I have an appointment next week at the dealership, also having issues with no heat on the drivers side.
I was under the impression that they replaced the turn signal switch. At the time I thought that it won't fix the problem but I have been driving for 2 months and it has not happened again. I could be mistaken and it was the wiper control but I pretty sure it was the control on the turn signal side. I always seemed to happen during or after a turn signal. But my advice is if they don't fix the problem then take it right back. When Jeep told me that they could not find the problem because they could not recreate it I was pissed. I told the customer rep that I will take it back every day until they can recreate and fix the problem. Remember "the squeaky wheel always gets the grease"!
11-13-2013 01:05 PM
Mclunk My jeep is in the shop right now, when I talked to the service advisor I got the impression they knew all about the wiper issues. Hopefully they do something.
11-12-2013 09:11 AM
blkunlmtd9 Im having the same exact problem with my 2012 JKU sport. starting going off once when I hit the turn signal....now they just take a few swipes out of nowhere as well!! Took it into the shop and they said they couldn't reproduce it and had no error codes. NOW my 36K warranty is up and I called the service dept to try and look into it AGAIN bc its getting worse and worse
11-12-2013 05:04 AM
gantulga check battery ground
11-12-2013 04:32 AM
BigMike62 This has been a problem for quite a while. It happened on my '09. They changed the wiper stalk/switch and it still happened. Then they changed out the wiper motor itself which fixed the issue.
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