Q: How do I check the window wiper switch?

asked by on

The Wipers wont work when you turn the knob, but if you press it in than the fluid goes and the wipers work for its 3 swipes. I need to know how to fix it. Thank you.

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The most common cause of the windshield wipers intermittent wipers do not work or it is only working intermittently is the multifunction switch. The switch incorporates the turn signals and flash to pass for headlights. I would recommend having a mechanic from YourMechanic come out and test and replace the multifunction switch for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do I check the window wiper switch?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 1987 Ford Ranger won't pass smog check

If you are getting engine compression into the radiator then you may have a blown head gasket. This is why you are failing emissions. The engine would need to be pressure tested to see where the leak is. The clutch...

Q: RPM sticking during acceleration on a 2004 Fusion

That thing has an electronic throttle. It's called "drive-by-wire." Basically, you are actually stepping on a computer mouse and the computer mouse sends electricity to the computer. The computer then sends the electricity to the throttle stepper motor and the...

Q: When i start my 95 monte 6carlo at 15F it revs at just over 2k, its climb and has made it up to 3.1 before i put it in gear help?

Hello. Thank you for writing in. All vehicles need a higher RPM when cold. The engine needs more fuel and advanced spark timing. The computer monitors all of this with various sesnors. Due to yours being higher than usual, you...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...