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1997 GMC Jimmy turn signal switch

I'm having trouble with my wipers as they will only move when they want to. I've been told it might be the switch. Is this true? If so, what other vehicles have the same switch as the 97 Jimmy? Thanks.

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  • ken1123 Dec 07, 2008

    Same with mine. Once I replaced the control board (and seaqled it well) it has been pretty much ok. Once in a while the wipers refuse to turn off...I have to turn the car off to reset it...UGHH GM!



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I have a 97 Sierra and similar issues. I changed the wiper control board that is under the hood/on the firewall/ mounted on the wiper motor.

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