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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan wipers continue to run after ignition is turned off. The only way to stop them is to disconnect the battery or unplug the wiper motor. The switch will turn on the wipers (after stopping them by disconnecting) but will not turn them off. The delay on the switch doesn't work but does have low speed and high speed control.

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The multi- function switch (turn signal switch) Your wipers are control by this switch. This problem is very common on dodge and chrysler with this switch failing.

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There is a short in the parking circuit of your wiper motor, which makes the wipers return to the laying down position. Replace the motor, buy recycled, much more cost effective.

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This sounds like a grounding problem. Run external grounds for testing...

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