2001 CADILLAC DTS WIPER PROBLEM

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  • tommartin3b
  • 2001 Cadillac DTS

2001 Cadillac DTS V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 127000 miles

My windsheild wipers turn on by themselves and I cannot turn them off

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 3:47 PM

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  • factoryjack
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To get a better understanding, and more specifics of the symptom, I will ask you some questions.
Do the wipers turn off when the key is switched off. If so, do they park at the next key cycle, or never park?
I assume that they just come on after driving, or immediately when the key is turned on? Are they capable of changing speeds when running, i.E. Low, high, and intermittent modes?
When they come on, what speed do they come on at initially, low, high, or intermittent?
Lastly, does the washer pump run at this time? Does the washer function normally?
There are two possible components capable of causing this, the wiper(multifunction) switch, and the windshield wiper motor, which is a module. Your next step in the diagnostic process may require the switch to be disconnected, this would require some steering column teardown, is this something you are potetially going to want to tackle?

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 10:06 PM

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