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Locate fuse My car stays running after I turn ignition to off and on,y turns off after I pull battery cable off. Also dash lights, and power windows dont work nor windshield wipers or back wiper

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That sounds like your ignition switch is bad. It should not only shut the engine off when ignition is turned to off, but when on, the ignition switch should also power up the circuits for the windows, wipers, and dash lights. Replace the ignition switch and it should all work right again.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

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SOURCE: 98 ford windstar. power windows, windshield wipers,willnot work,.

This sound like some type of relay switch failure in the fuse box, you need check all the fuses and see if they're all intact and make sure none of them are burned out. If all these are not working you have a live wire some where in you wire harness

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: windshield wipers won't turn off

All parts with the exception of the wiper switch are built into the wiper motor. Check with a Cadillac dealer for a cover kit that had the circuit board built in for your wiper motor

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Wipers will not turn off...

Do you turn them on by throwing a lever or by turning a dial?
It seems that the switch that controls the wipers may be stuck open.. (metal contacts not seperating)

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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Is the car completely dead electrically, or does it do things like:
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If you have no electrical power to anything, I would definitely start checking under the hood first. A voltmeter is the tool that will help you the most here.
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Your right about relays and staying on. But you did'nt say anything about the car or truck you own. Nissan has made alot of cars and trucks that were sold in the United States, and most of the other countries in the world and for many years. And many models are built with different motors and options and built differently still for differentluy for different coutries and even differeent states in the USA. In ganeral after its been sitting turned off for awhile check in the underhood fuse realy box for relays or fuses a that are hot to the touch. watching the assory that is still on pull the hot relay and if it stops working yoyu found the right relay anyway. Many Nissans have many relay banks both under the hood and in the dash. Most cars and trucks you disconnect one Battery cable and put a light bulb between the battery cable and the battery. If the light lights brightly thiers a draw. Checking the light you installed pull fuses and relays one at a time to see the effect on the light. If no effect put it back in and go to the next one. Once you found whats staying on find out ( by working the offending part) what is supposed to turn it off ( relay. switch. ) and see what it takes to turn it off correctly. Most all cars have a slight draw to keep radio memery and computer memery but a light buld will only light dimly if it's normal.

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