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My wipers wont turn off, when I turn my headlights on, my right signal won't work and my blower turns off. This all started at the same time and i thought I was losing my mind. I have checked all the fuses. The only way to turn the wipers off is to take the fuse out, but the other problems still occur. HELP!!!

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Sounds like a ground wire loose

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