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97 Dodge Caravan, Ghostly Wipers
Q:
I think I may have a "ghost" that has taken up residence in my '97 Dodge Caravan. I'll be driving along and all of a sudden my windshield wipers come on and then turn off again. This happens about once every other week. Can you tell me what is happening? Do I need ghostbusters or a mechanic?

A: I doubt that you'll need a Ghostbuster. But, if you insist, have them check the multifunction switch. Chrysler's '96 and '97 Town & Country/Caravan/Voyagers are known for their paranormal windshield wipers. ALLDATA Information Systems shows Technical Service Bulletin #08-31-98A addressing self activating wipers or wipers that won't shut off. Symptom: Windshield wipers will turn on while the windshield wipers switch is in the "OFF" position for one or more wipes,,,,, with the ignition "ON",,, or when the turn signal and/or headlight beam select is actuated. A close inspection of the wipers switch should rid your vehicle of wiper ghosts.

 
     
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