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Rear Wiper Problem

I've read posts of people who can't figure how to turn their rear wiper on. I need help to turn mine off (or troubleshoot the problem). I washed the car today and afterwards, the rear wiper operates continuously. Forward/ Reverse; sunny weather (no dust); and it doesn't matter what position the wiper switch is in. I drove the car today with the wiper tipped up so as to avoid scratching the window. It just kept on sweeping.

Any ideas? Or shall I make an appointment at Smart? Ka-ching.

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Try disconnecting the battery for a bit and reconnecting it to kind of reboot the computers. Otherwise, I'd guess either a bad switch or a shorted wire. There should be voltage to the motor all the time so it will park properly. The internal park switch (inside the motor unit) could be bad.
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Rear Wiper Mysteriously Starts and Stops

I had the same problem with my Electric Drive Smart. The rear wiper comes on intermittently and wipes for several days that way and then stops as mysteriously as it starts. Any thoughts? I've read the owner's manual thoroughly yet on page 69-70 there is nothing about turning the thing off.
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