Battery acting dead, hazards come on, wipers come on

Asked by Jul 11, 2018 at 10:04 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my daughter went to start her car and the
battery acted dead, it was just clicking. Later she
went back out to start it and it started. But the
hazards came on. She didnt touch them. Then i
went to drive it the hazards came on and the
wipers came on automatically lol, what the heck is
wrong with the car?  Not sure on the "trim" info

4 Answers


Are the hazards and wipers part of the same multi function switch? If so that might be the problem. You can have any auto parts store check charging system (battery and alternator), but your problem might also be a parasitic drain, and if you have a bad multi function switch that could be the source of the drain.

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Thank you for your reply. The hazards are on the panel under the radio, I turned those off but the wipers are on the handle with the turn signal.


Low battery voltage can do crazy things to a car... even if your getting a bad contact from your battery due to poor terminals.... same situation

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Yeah someone mentioned to us it may be a wiring issue, so guess we will go have it looked at. Thank you for your answers, its appreciated ❤

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