How to Remove the Windshield Wiper Switch From a Ford

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The windshield wiper switch in your Ford vehicle should last the life of your vehicle. However, an electrical short can cause the switch to fail. If this happens, you'll need to replace it. While you can replace the switch using an aftermarket unit available from most auto parts stores, the best fitment will likely come from a Ford factory replacement wiper switch. You'll need to contact your Ford dealership with the model and year of your Ford to get the correct switch type.

Things You'll Need

  • Cross point screwdriver
  • Remove the two screws on the underside of your Ford steering column cover with a cross point screwdriver.

  • Tilt the steering wheel to the lowest setting using the tilt adjuster on the left side of the steering wheel.

  • Remove the screws on the top of the steering column cover with a cross point screwdriver.

  • Pull the steering column cover off.

  • Unplug the power connector running to the wiper switch.

  • Unscrew the two screws that hold the wiper switch to the steering column of your Ford and remove it using a cross point screwdriver.

Tips & Warnings

  • For specific information about removing your windshield wiper switch, consult the particular vehicle's manual.
  • Photo Credit Tim Boyle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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