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Q: Sometimes the radio comes on when I try to use the windshield wipers.

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The windshield wipers do not always work and sometimes the radio comes on when I try to use them.

A: Although the most common problem for the wi...

Although the most common problem for the wipers on this vehicle is the wiper motor, I’m not so certain this is the case for you. I believe you may have a bad ground somewhere under the dash. I would have a technician come inspect your wipers and test the ground under the dash and check fuses and linkage of the wiper motor.

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