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Faulty front wiper control switch

The front wiper control, the combination turn signal and wiper control has started malfunctioning. Some days it only works if you clean the window with the spray function, other times it only woks on the lowest setting but runs at "regular" setting.
Trying to find directions to replace it with a new one

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This is way to common a problem, my own car has it, you will need to replace the multifunction switch.

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