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I have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Some time ago, the intermittent part of the wipers stopped working. Then, one power rear window and then the other stopped working (about 4-5 weeks apart). Now, the blower for the heat/air only works on the highest setting - nothing on the lower ones. Every now and then, when I start the car, none of the electrical dash items work. If I turn the car off and back on again, everything works (except the items specifically listed above). I feel like these things are in some way related. Please help!

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You're accumulating problems over time.They're not related.

The heat/air blower fan problem is a bad blower (variable) resistor n the blower fan control.

The power windows are either fuses blown or regulator motors dead - check your power accessory fuses and go from there to check the regulator motors - try junk yard(s) before paying for as new window regulator.

The intermittent feature of the wipers - check/replace the switch that controls this feature (the most likely cause).

THe problem with ALL your dashboard electrical items failing at once, then coming back to life after a restart is a 12V breaker (not a fuse) in your fuse panel - it looks like a relay, but your maintenance manual (Haynes Manuals - $20 everywhere) will identify it as a breaker - its sticking in the "off" state and needs to be replaced, OR I SUSPECT THAT: moisture gets into the car somewhere and causes the breaker to TRIP to prevent the resultant short from burning up your mini-van in a brightly-lit vehicle fire, and when you turn the van on, the breaker is tripped - you restart the vehicle,(which turns out to be the proper procedure to reset a 12V breaker), and the breaker resets, and you drive off with working dashboard controls.

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Remove covers around ign assy and visually inspect switch for burnt or melted connections. I believe it provides power to body control module. Replace if contacts are melting or compromised.

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