I had water leaking at the base of the windshield on a Ford F-250. It would run down the inner firewall onto a control module causing lights, blower fans and all sorts of wierd things to turn on with no key in the ignition and the vehicle not running.
To turn on the highbeams of a 1998 Ford Windstar, bring your lever that controls the wipers toward you and release that turns the highbeams on. To turn off highbeams just push the lever towards the dash.
On a 1998 Ford Windstar , the 3.8 ( and 3.0 ) have the Electronic Distributorless Ignition System ( EDIS ) so there is no distributor * they use ( 1 ) coil pack that has ( 6 towers ) where the spark plug wires connect
When making changes to a car, it is important to have a diagram. A diagram for a 1998 Ford Windstar steering wheel column can be found in the maintenance manual, or a print out can be made at an auto part store.