What to know about the Windshield Wiper Switch:
The windshield wiper switch is found inside your car and is fixed to the steering column. When the driver flips the wiper control, the wiper motor turns on/off the wipers. If the wiper blades are not halting, it may be the motor itself and not the switch or it may be the “park” switch. Your mechanic should figure out the problem before replacing the switch.
Facts to Note:
If the windshield wipers don’t work, it may be the windshield wiper motor that is malfunctioning, and not the switch.
When the windshield wiper switch is changed, the entire windshield wiper system should be checked.
How to Fix:
Check the switch, fuses, and wirings.
Remove and replace the switch if faulty.
Operate the windshield wipers and find out proper speed and park operations.
Windshield wiper systems are not usually a part of routine maintenance and servicing. Windshield wiper switches will usually last a very long time, so they do not require much preventative measure. If any part of your windshield wiper system is being changed or repaired, however, you should have your windshield wiper switch inspected. Otherwise, if your windshield wipers ever stop working, schedule an inspection.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to replace the Windshield Wiper Switch
Windshield wiper motor does not go on or off.
Wipers continue running.
Not able to control or alter to proper speed settings.
Importance of this service:
When you desire to use your windshield wipers, you pull the windshield wiper switch, which is situated on your steering column. This switch triggers the windshield wiper motor, which runs the windshield wiper blade across your windshield, eliminating the water and debris that is clouding your visibility. If your windshield wiper switch breaks, you will not be able to activate your windshield wipers. This means that your windshield will have no way of being wiped clean in adverse weather conditions, and your visibility may be drastically low.