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Old 04-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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Ford windshield wipers won't turn OFF

First post on this forum.

I have a 2004, 32' Forest River Georgetown with a Ford chassis. The windshield wipers will not turn OFF.

It was suggested on another forum that it could be the ground to the motor, but I've tried that to no avail.

Has anyone experienced this ?
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I will move your post to the Ford Chassis Forum for better responses. Have you checked the switch?
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:55 AM   #3
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Wiper Woes

Disconnect switch from motor and straight wire motor to 12 volts and see if it works. If motor works on and off, then check for continuity at all switch positions.
Sounds like a bad switch
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I have a 2004, 32' Forest River Georgetown with a Ford chassis. The windshield wipers will not turn OFF.
May have the same problem I had on my 2012 Ford F150. The wipers would not turn off and I took it to Ford and they had to replace the entire lever on the steering column that contained the windshield wiper switch. If is a common problem on the Ford forum. Before I could get to Ford, I just pulled the fuse.

Just my thoughts,

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Common Ford problem?? I guess I've got an issue to resolve with my Ford Truck dealer who said the problem was Winnebago's fault and sent me packing.
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I'm not familiar with Ford Wiper circuit so I had to get my diagrams out and take a look. These are for my 2001, yours 2003 should be the same

Ford uses a small module to control the wipers and washer.

It appears when you select OFF they send 12 volts down the "PARK" wire.

It might be a quick first test to see if you really have 12 volts on that wire According to the diagram its a black wire with a pink stripe (BK/PK). Its on pin 13 of the control module, but you may find it easier on the wiper motor.

According to Ford, the coach builder supplies the wiper motor, so watch wire colors, they may be different on the motor itself, but should be OK at the Ford supplied connector

There was also a sheet for how to test the switch.
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Evidently it is not only a Ford issue..I have had the multi-function switch replaced twice on my 2008 Chrysler mini van ...exactly the same symptoms
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Thanks to Waiter21 I was able to figure it out. Tested motor contact to find it good. I disassembled the switch and sprayed contact cleaner into it. I wasn't able to test the switch functions as above.

I eventually found the control module mounted under the dash. In the photo, it's the one with the white label. I bought a used replacement from ebay for $40 and it was the problem. The module part # labeled on the box is YC2t-17D539-AA.
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EXCELLENT - I love it when a user can solve the problem without the need to drop the MH off at a local garage.

Tear that thing apart and lets see whats inside..
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