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Unread 08-19-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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This morning when I started my jeep i noticed that the windshield wipers were on and I can't turn them off! Also, the blinkers don't work. Everything else is working fine - does this sound like a fuse issue or some other kind of wiring problem? Thanks.

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Unread 08-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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Sounds like some sort of wiring issue, but checking the fuses cannot hurt. richd is usually good with things like this.
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Unread 08-19-2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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This morning when I started my jeep i noticed that the windshield wipers were on and I can't turn them off! Also, the blinkers don't work. Everything else is working fine - does this sound like a fuse issue or some other kind of wiring problem? Thanks.

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You can try to unhook your battery cable and see if this will rest the PCM,just helped someone with a Charger who had wipers that wouldnt shut off,and disconnecting the battery for a minute worked.
There is a TSB for this ,most likely reprogram the PCM:

Make : JEEP Model : LIBERTY Year : 2008
Manufacturer : CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Service Bulletin Number : 07049 Date of Bulletin : NOV 20, 2007
NHTSA Item Number : 10023638
Component : ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary :
UNABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK OR FRONT WIPERS AND HEADLAMPS DEFAULT TO (ON). *NJ
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Unread 10-24-2010, 06:08 PM   #4
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Fixed

Sorry didn't mean to leave this open ended. It was an easy fix, I just unplugged the battery, reconnected it, and now it's good to go. No idea what would cause that problem.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 04:45 AM   #5
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Good to hear everything is OK now.
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JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
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Unread 10-25-2010, 05:15 AM   #6
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Same problem

I had the same issue but with one twist. I could start the car, but not take it out of gear. The wipers would not turn off and the head lights were on. I just disconnected the battery cable and then re-connected it. That solved the problem. Two dealers gave me the same story, "never heard of that problem". But there is a memo regarding this problem and I plan on bring it to the attention of the dealer. I'll let everyone know of the outcome.

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Unread 10-25-2010, 03:19 PM   #7
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I had the same issue but with one twist. I could start the car, but not take it out of gear. The wipers would not turn off and the head lights were on. I just disconnected the battery cable and then re-connected it. That solved the problem. Two dealers gave me the same story, "never heard of that problem". But there is a memo regarding this problem and I plan on bring it to the attention of the dealer. I'll let everyone know of the outcome.

Rich
Just give them this TSB and they should take care of it- Make : JEEP Model : LIBERTY Year : 2008
Manufacturer : CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Service Bulletin Number : 07049 Date of Bulletin : NOV 20, 2007
NHTSA Item Number : 10023638
Component : ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary :
UNABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK OR FRONT WIPERS AND HEADLAMPS DEFAULT TO (ON). *NJ
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