2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

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    2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Help! My 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off, even when the truck is turned off. I have to take the fuse out to get them to stop. It was very cold out when I tried to turn them on, and they wouldn't turn on, then out of nowhere they turned on full blast and never shut off. It says in the manual that if there is something lodged in there then they will continuosely stay on... But it's been weeks. Could the motor need replaced?

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Any non factory electronic accessories added on to this truck?

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCritical View Post
    Any non factory electronic accessories added on to this truck?

    No, everything is stock as far as I know

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Truck ever been in frt end collision? Water damage? There should be no power to wipers with ignition off. I've heard of the wipers coming on and not being able to shut off, but not with the ignition off.

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Erinj0826, I realize you're likely seeking DIY advice from other owners, but I wanted to quickly jump on this thread to let you know I'm available for further assistance via private message on the forum. While I can't provide much in the way of DIY details, I'm happy to contact your dealer on your behalf if you decide to involve your dealer for service. I'm sorry to hear about your frustrations!

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    I'm haviing the same problem with my 2008 Silverado. Was told it was wiper motor but that wasn't it. Going into dealer on Monday to have it fixed.

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Does the radio shut off after you open the door?
    Does the interior/exterior lights shut off after a minute or so after you open then close the door?


    If not then I would think:
    It could be a bad ignition switch/cylinder, a door switch, or a bad RAP (retained accessory module) module.

    Thats why you still have power to the wipers with out the ignition switched on.

    A dealer is your best bet on this issue.
    Last edited by sonjaab; 02-23-2013 at 01:36 PM.

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Quote Originally Posted by monte70 View Post
    I'm haviing the same problem with my 2008 Silverado. Was told it was wiper motor but that wasn't it. Going into dealer on Monday to have it fixed.
    Monte, I hope you'll have the chance to keep us updated on your progress while working with your dealership. If you have any questions/concerns in the meantime, don't hesitate to send me a private message through the forum.

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    my 2007 gmc sierra is doing the same thing, tried to turn on they were froze down, stopped and unstuck them from the ice and now they wont shut off, replaced motor thinking that the sensor in it that tells them when there down was bad, it didnt fix the problem gotta further investigate it

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Jkenosh, please let me know if you would like me to check for recalls, etc., that may be open on your Sierra. I'm available via private message and can look into it further if you send me the last eight of your VIN. I'm sorry you've been experiencing these concerns!

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Dealer is currently changing fuse box. Will let everyone know if that fixed it. I've had Chevys all my life and this has got to be the worst vehicle I have ever owned!

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Got truck back, it was the fuse block. Cost me over $400! Truck only has 18000 miles, guess I need to drive it more. Those Fords are looking better all the time.

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    Re: 2008 Silverado windshield wipers won't shut off!

    Quote Originally Posted by jkenosh View Post
    my 2007 gmc sierra is doing the same thing, tried to turn on they were froze down, stopped and unstuck them from the ice and now they wont shut off, replaced motor thinking that the sensor in it that tells them when there down was bad, it didnt fix the problem gotta further investigate it
    Did you ever figure out what the issue was? I have the exact same problem and it happened in the same manner. Turned them on when they were frozen and now they won't shut off. Even with ignition off. I have to take out the fuze.

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