2012 Ford Focus SE
My windshield wipers have been going crazy. The other day, after parking my car and taking the key out my windshield wipers turned on. Eventually they stopped after a few minutes.
Normally, with the car off I can't turn them on (for example if I turn the car off before they return all the way down they just stop in place, I have to turn the car on for them to return to the bottom).
Then, as I was driving to work they came on again, and no matter which position I had the windshield wiper speed selector on they didn't respond.
When they come on its at seemingly random speeds and the speed will change from fastest to slow to intermittent wiping, sometimes back to fast and then slow again.
The problem is intermittent though. I was able to use them normally in between. It's supposed to rain this weekend and I don't feel safe driving the car with the risk of not having windshield wipers when I need them.
One thing I noticed by chance - possibly related, I was sitting in my car on break without the keys in and I saw the gas and temperature gauges twitching a for a brief moment and then they stopped.
Is this some kind of short circuit or a fuse? The wipers are working correctly so I don't think its anything wrong with the motors or their connections. Is it something on the other end in the power distribution box? Any idea what it should cost to get something like this looked at?