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My wipers are turned off, but they still sweep on the lowest

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My wipers are turned off, but they still sweep on the lowest setting every 15 seconds or so Courtesy wipe function is turned off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

This is usually caused by a bad multifunction switch. There should be a code stored in the steering column control module that will confirm this.

Let me know if you need anything further and please be sure to rate my service so I get credit for it. Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK but how do I fix it? I don't want to pay $25 dollars just to know what it is if I am going to have to go have it fixed at Ford anyway. Is this something I can code into the truck or is it something that I cant fix?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

I can give you repair instructions but without first checking the codes if you replace it you could be wasting 100 bucks on a part that is just the most common cause. It isnt ALWAYS the cause which is why I suggested getting the codes first to be sure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do I get he codes?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

Im guessing by you asking the question that you are unable to.

You would need a scan tool with manufacturer specific software to get the codes from the SCCM. The module communicates over the serial BUS so there is no testing you can do with a multimeter or anything on this problem. You have to have a scan tool to see what information is being sent and received and without it anything you do would just be a guess,,, an educated guess but still just a guess.

Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

Im guessing by you asking the question that you are unable to.

You would need a scan tool with manufacturer specific software to get the codes from the SCCM. The module communicates over the serial BUS so there is no testing you can do with a multimeter or anything on this problem. You have to have a scan tool to see what information is being sent and received and without it anything you do would just be a guess,,, an educated guess but still just a guess.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK well thanks anyway
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

No problem. Sorry I cant be more help. Im hesitant to say it but if the cost of the switch is less than the labor charge to diagnose it at a dealer you may be better off just trying one than paying for diagnostics. If you dont need it now chances are you will eventually.