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Q: Wipers not staying on.

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My windshield wipers won't stay on.

The windshield wipers on your car have a speed dependent setting. If you have it on low or high setting and it works then stops then you may have a loose or corroded connector at the wiper motor, relay or the switch. If checked and ok then the relay may be weak or the wiper motor and or the switch is defective. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see what is causing the problem.

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