Why do my windshield wipers turn on by themselves?

My windshield wipers have been randomly turning on by themselves while I’m driving. I turn them off, but they eventually just turn back on again. Why do my windshield wipers turn on by themselves?

Payton Ternus · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear about your windshield wipers, that sounds like it can be very frustrating!
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, your windshield wipers are there when you need them—but what happens when they go on the fritz? Here are the common reasons why windshield wipers turn on by themselves.
  • Bad wiring: Faulty connections or loose wiring can result in windshield wipers running even when you turn them off.
  • Broken controls: The windshield wiper switch inside your car gets plenty of use, so it can fail internally and cause the wipers to stay on no matter what setting you choose.
  • Faulty park switch: The park switch is found in the windshield wiper motor. If it is faulty, the wiper system will still have electricity going through it—this can pull from your battery if the wipers continue to run while your car is off!
You’ll need to take your car to a trusted mechanic to have any problems with your windshield wipers accurately diagnosed and repaired.
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