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#2175 of 3012 Using turn signal also turns on wipers-HELP!
Dec 30, 2005 (10:41 am)
My mother in law has a 1999 Ford Taurus SE. Whenever we use the turn signal switch, the windshield wipers will cycle a time or two shortly after making the turn. This is very distracting and annoying and could be hazardous. Not to mention hard on the wipers and windshield without the lubrication from washer fluid or rain water. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, what fixed it? Thanks.
#2176 of 3012 Re: Using turn signal also turns on wipers-HELP! [mtnpastor]
Dec 30, 2005 (5:15 pm)
It's usually a defective multi-function switch.
#2177 of 3012 Re: Using turn signal also turns on wipers-HELP! [alcan]
Dec 30, 2005 (8:36 pm)
I am beginning to think that also. Is the multifunction switch very difficult to replace? Also, is it very expensive?
#2179 of 3012 '98 Ford Taurus, Spongy brakes
Jan 01, 2006 (4:21 am)
I just replaced rear brakes (calipers, rotors and pads) on my '98 Taurus. We bled the brakes starting with the RR and ending at the LF. When you're driving around 20mph, the car stops fine, but if you drive fast and have to slam on the brakes, it takes about 15ft for the car to stop. Do you have to bleed the brakes differently compared to the old circa 1970 cars?
#2180 of 3012 '98 Taurus Parking Break
Jan 01, 2006 (3:40 pm)
I was driving my '98 taurus for about 20 minutes and didnt realise I forgot to take the parking break off until I got home. When I got out I could smell brakes burning and thats when I realised. At some points I was going 90 km/h. Is this something I should be worried about? Is the parking brake seperate from my normal brakes? Will this affect my normal driving braking.
#2181 of 3012 1998 Taurus door/overhead light switch
Jan 01, 2006 (4:04 pm)
When we close the doors on our 98 Taurus, the warning light for an open door and the overhead light stay on, sometimes for extended periods. Can't seem to isolate it to any one particular door. It is an intermittant problem, but is a pain when it happens at night and the overhead light won't go off. Any ideas or quick fixes? Thanks for any help!
#2182 of 3012 Re: 1998 Taurus door/overhead light switch [JWags]
Jan 01, 2006 (9:08 pm)
The door switches are built into the latches, and as the grease on them ages it hardens and holds the switches open. Usually the left front. Try spraying a liberal abount of WD40 or equivalent into the latches to free the switches up. Sometimes takes a day or so to work.
#2183 of 3012 Re: Control module locations [vince4]
Jan 02, 2006 (8:10 am)
I own an 88 Taurus LX , 3.8L. The doors lock but don't unlock from the driver's or passenger bottoms. The driver's door locks and unlock from the keyless key pad.
It seems to be a fault relay but I can't find where control module is located.
Any help will be welcome.
#2184 of 3012 paint repair??
Jan 07, 2006 (3:10 pm)
i just wondering if anyone knew approximately (just a ballpark) at how much it would cost to repair about a 2x2 inch chip of paint on my rear bumper - no dent or scratch just a chip of paint???? any information would be greatly appreciated