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Old 02-16-2014, 12:12 PM
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WIPER problem-ugh

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2000 WRANGLER 4.0 (NON INTERMITTANT WIPER SWITCH.)
For no reason wipers work sometimes, don't other times--short? Where is best place to start looking? Thanks!

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It's the switch.

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Old 02-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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Perfect time to put a fanciful intermittent switch in.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:31 PM
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wiper switch

Folks---anyone have the Removal /replacement procedure for wiper switch? Also--best place to get one? I assume used would have potential same problem? Inter-changeable with any other vehicles besides jeep wrangler? Thanks!
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Folks---anyone have the Removal /replacement procedure for wiper switch? Also--best place to get one? I assume used would have potential same problem? Inter-changeable with any other vehicles besides jeep wrangler? Thanks!
Remove the trim panel under the steering column then the steel panel behind that. Find the 2 nuts on the studs that fasten the steering column and loosen them most of the way but no need to remove. (this is necessary to remove the plastic shroud around your steering column) From under the shroud remove the recessed phillips head screws (3 if I remember) then find the recess in the shroud under the ignition cylinder and use a screwdriver to depress the cylinder release button so the cylinder can be removed. If I recall you may have to turn the key to remove the cylinder. Now remove the plastic shroud to expose the wiper switch. The wire connector has to be unplugged and a few screws removed to pull the switch. When you replace the switch make sure to test everything including directional signals before re-assembly.

The switches are available at most auto parts stores or you could try Daveys Jeeps for a used. I believe the Neon is the same switch. Get the intermittent wiper switch which is about $80 new or $25 used
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wiper switch

yikeees you need to remove the key cylinder also? Starting to sound like a big job? Has anyone repaired this wiper switch rather than replaced? Typically any intermittent switche usually just need contacts cleaned. (just did one for seat movement on another car ) took switch apart--cleaned contacts---good to go!! Thanks again for all your valued feedback/guidance!!!
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yikeees you need to remove the key cylinder also? Starting to sound like a big job? Has anyone repaired this wiper switch rather than replaced? Typically any intermittent switche usually just need contacts cleaned. (just did one for seat movement on another car ) took switch apart--cleaned contacts---good to go!! Thanks again for all your valued feedback/guidance!!!
It really sounds worse than it is. The ignition cylinder is a 30 second operation, no biggie.
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Thank Jimsjeeps! its 17 degrees today---I hear 45 wed-- I may tackle job later in the week--thanks again!!

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