The windshield wipers on my 1996 Discovery will only work when I press the windshield washer button. The wipers run their pre-set two or three times, then shut off.
The rotary switch doesn't turn the wipers on so I must presume the 12-year old switch has finally given up the ghost. Since the wipers work after pressing the windshield wiper button, I know it isn't the fuse nor the wiper motor. Could it be anything other than the switch?
Since the headlight switch on these prototype Discovery's is a mid-1990's type Ford truck switch, would a Ford truck dealer also have the windshield wiper switch? Or is that one presumption too many?
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When I fiirst got my D I could not turnn on the wiper. I found I was turning the dial behind the push button windshield washer. I found that I had to turn the washer button to activate the washer. I sometimes forget that even now. I know that this may have nothing to do with you however it was good for meto remdmber it as I will be leaving soon for the summer to volunter in WA.
Mike, I haven't even pulled the switch off the dash yet. A volunteer's life is a busy one.
Chuck, you may have hit the nail on the head. I'll check tonight when I get back home. I remember pulling and pushing on the rotary delay wheel while turning it but I never actually turned the button you depress to activate the washer. Duh.....
Now that shows you just how bad the drought is here in the Hill Country of Texas. I never use the darn wipers unless I'm trying to get my inspection sticker renewed.