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I have a 2006 ford crown victoria police package model. For some reason my wipers stay running even after I changed out the wiper switch an I checked all relays and fuses. Can anyone help me with this...

The problem a bad ground inside the wiper motor .
To what is called the break witch makes it come to rest fully down when you turn the switch off .
Did you ever notice that if you turn the key off with the wipers on they stop where ever they are on the wind sheild .
Its not really that big of a deal and the wipers will still work you just have to time it when you shout off .
You could also take the motor apart and solider the wire or a new jump wire and it would work again .Or just get a new or used motor its not that hard to replace.

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Why doesn't my wind sheild wipers turn off but all other option on switch work?

There is a circuit inside of the wiper motor which activates a part called a derailer. When the wiper switch is turned to off, the contact points on the derailer cause the internal parts of the wiper motor to jump to a position inside the wiper motor which breaks the physical contact of the connection that allows the motor to spin. On its last cycle, the wiper blades go to their park position and the motor shuts down.

Its possible that the points are dirty or the ground is bad. Sometimes unbolting the mounting screws and retightening will re-establish the ground, especially if one has a wire showing.

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Wipers work but when you turn them off they stay in the upright position

you have to disengage arm from wiper motor and position it the wrigh way when the arm isdisengage youll know what to do all you have to do is pull wiper mecanism manualy to the lower posotion and replace it on and your done.

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have you checked fuse to wipers if its not the fuse its the wiper motor

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Wind sheild wipers go upright when turned off.why?

The park gear in the wiper motor is broken, It is just a plastic gear in there that parks the wipers in the lower position, they won't sell you the part, you have to buy the whole thing. I would go to a junk yard or check ebay, a lot of cars will fit, crown vic, lincoln, etc. The dealer wants a couple hundred bucks for it. I tried to fix mine with a bunch of plastic gears from radio shack, but had to buy a motor on line. Check it out, hope this helps.

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The wind sheild wipers decided to turn on permenently. when the car is on the wipers are on. the normal on off switch does all funtions normally except turn them off. The dealer says we need a new wiper...

At the wiper motor there is a 'park' switch. This is to make the wipers stop in the proper position. This same motor has been used for years, so check at a wrecker for the parts. ok

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I have a 92 since new 18 years,last month. Never had that problem and just put new ones on two weeks ago, before going to inspection. I suspect you have the wrong wiper arm. Can not put it on wrong

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Rain sensing wipers on 2005 320i BMW do not work correctly

but windex on the wind-sheild and rain-x especially where the rear-view mirror sits. dust can give a false signal to the wipers.

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1999 Chevy Venture, Windshield wipers stop in upright position

You will need to replace the wiper transmission.This is a common problem.

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You have two problems. The first is the wipers turn off and stay in the upright position and do not close. The motor is fine. There is a steal 'close' tab that has been bent out of position. You just need to push the steal tab back into position. You can use a chisel or screwdriver to pound it back into the 90 degree position.

The windsheild washer motor probably needs to be replaced

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