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My wiper blades have adhd

This morning while driving my fiance' to work in my 03 ford explorer my wipers randomly turned on the high setting. when i got her to work i turned off the truck and pulled the key out of the ignition and the wipers continued to run there cycle. i currently have the 5 amp fuse from under the steering column for the front wiper module and the 30 amp under the hood for the wiper motor unplugged. any ideas on the problem

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You may have a problem with the Generic Electronic Module, have it tested for trouble codes as well as a functional test, only Ford dealers have the special equip to preform these tests.

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