Windshields and Wipers

Why do the wipers on a 1999 Ford Ranger come on when you are driving down the highway and you have them turned off?


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2005-09-29 02:34:39
2005-09-29 02:34:39

I would say that your wiper switch is probably At Fault since the power runs thru it. See if there are any service recalls or bulletins by checking with your Ford dealer.


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If the windshield wipers work when pushing the lever down but not when they are turned on all the time, the problem could be in the wiper motor relay switch. There are two different relay switches for the windshield wipers, so that if the one fails a person can still clear the windshield manually.

For a 1999 Ford Ranger , in the Power Distribution Box ( which is " live " ) located in the engine compartment : Relay # 1 is the ( wiper park relay ) Relay # 3 is the ( wiper Hi / Lo relay )

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