Do your F150’s wipers come on intermittently? This annoying quirk with windshield wipers is common in F150s, where they come on every 15-20 seconds. This happens because of a faulty wiper switch that needs to be replaced.

In this post, I’ve explained the reasons and the fixes to get your wipers back under control.

Why Won’t Your Ford F150 Windshield Wipers Turn Off?

Your F50 windshield wipers won’t turn off, when there’s a faulty multi-function switch, which can lead to windshield wipers remaining stuck in the “on” position due to worn contacts.

Additionally, a short circuit in the switch could perpetually power the wipers, compounding the problem.

Internal wiring issues can disrupt the wipers’ on/off function. You’ll also face the issue of windshield wiper fluid not spraying if there are problems within the windshield’s wiring system.

The switch also degrades with time, leading to erratic behavior and continuous wiper operation. Mechanical failures in the switch can result in the wipers being stuck at the lowest speed.

How to Turn Off Ford F150 Windshield Wipers That Won’t Stop?

For this, you simply need to replace the wiper switch. A new one should cost around $60 to $90.

While you’re getting a replacement, make sure to keep in mind the presence of rain-sensing wipers. You can opt to get parts that have them as well as the ones that don’t.

Here are the steps for replacement:

  1. Remove three 7/32 screws located under the steering wheel.
  2. Turn the steering wheel to the left, exposing a tab on the left side. Use a small flathead screwdriver to push in the tab.
  3. Turn the steering wheel to the right and repeat the process on the right side.
  4. Remove the cover to access two Torx screws (T10) securing the switch.
  5. Use the Torx screwdriver to remove the screws.
  6. Carefully pull out the old multifunction switch.
  7. Verify the compatibility of the new switch with the existing one.
  8. Slide the new switch into place until it clicks.
  9. Secure the switch by reinstalling the Torx screws.
  10. Reattach the cover and secure it with the screws.
  11. Test the windshield wipers to ensure they shut off properly.

If you need help, just follow along with this video:

If you can’t get it replaced immediately, you can keep the annoyance away for a while by completely turning off the windshield wipers. You can do that by pulling out Fuse #46.


Was there a Ford F-150 windshield wiper recall?

Yes, according to Consumer Reports, there was a Ford F-150 windshield wiper recall. It wasn’t about the wipers not turning off, though. It was due to faulty windshield wiper motors in over 220,000 2021 model-year F-150 trucks. The motors could stop working, creating a safety risk in bad weather.

Final Thoughts

Don’t let your F150’s wipers drive you nuts. It’s almost always the switch misbehaving, and a quick replacement is the fix. 

Affordable and doable, just follow the steps above, and you’ll be in the clear.

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