Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:10 AM
It would be very much appreciated if someone could tell me which way round it goes and what recesses each end of the spring should go in (presumably between one of the contact posts).
In addition, on the subject of wipers, is there any scope for adjustment on the limit switch on the wiper motor?
I ask this because I have just fitted a Hella intermittent wiper switch but I'm only getting a half sweep in that they go from the park position to their maximum travel to the side of the screen but don't return again. Incidentally the Hella switch is a universal fit and the instructions are of no help.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:43 AM
Posted 09 May 2006 - 05:26 PM
Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:00 PM
I tried crossing the spring and just about every other permutation I could think of....all to no avail. What should have been a simple 10minute job is turning into a right pain....Thanks anyway.
Yes Simon we're talking front wipers, but the rear wipers are next on the list. Got me thinking about the park wire though, thanks for that.
It'll be good when its sorted though, it gives an infinately adjustable interval between 2 and 30 wipes per minute.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:28 PM
you should end up with either ----- down for spring loaded return flick wipe or stay down for intermittent wipe [if fitted], 1st stepup for normal speed, 2nd stepup for high speed.
park switch can't be adjusted
Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:24 AM
The spring 'pinged-out' and I then spent the next hour, or so, trying every way of re-fitting it until I arrived at the right one.
It was a few years ago when I did mine, but Ralph's description of re-assembly sounds right.
I also fitted the Hella adjustable intermittent wiper control. I found the instructions easy enough to follow, once I'd determined how my wipers were wired - hence dismantling the wiper switch.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:30 PM
When the switch is moved down for flash wipe the spring should be pushed over to the single speed wipe pin, 2nd one down red/green wire, making it live. Which is different to the the normal single and double speed positions where the brass bit in the end of the switch arm connects either the single speed pin or the double speed pin (4th one down blue/green wire) to the live pin directly.
Hope that makes sense
Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:51 PM
but seriously, good picture Mark, explains all
Posted 12 May 2006 - 10:33 PM
I've been working away for the last 3 days and having just seen all the replies...well I'm staggered at the response. Thank you all very much.
Mark the picture is perfect.
Since this seems a common problem (due to a basic ineptness), perhaps it would be a wise move to put this in the Technical archive.....to provide assistance to the next poor sod who wasn't paying attention just when he (and it could only be a 'he'....apparently) should have been.
It will probably amuse you all to know that whilst I was away, having not managed to fix the wipers, relying on the single wipe of the intermittent set up and because I put my trust in the BBC weather forcast saying it was going to remain dry and therefore I wasn't too worried about it......well.....it rained...like tomorrow was going out of fashion....and then the hail started. And there I was, driving back to to hotel....half a wipe every two seconds.....how I laughed.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:04 AM
Posted 15 May 2006 - 09:35 PM
So Jon, does it work as it should, or have you completely stuffed it.
Ralph....all fixed, working as it should do, even the intermittent wiper is working properly and already proved its worth.
Thanks to the photo it took just ten minutes to fix......until I realised that I hadn't fitted one of the screws that hold the switch in place...which meant I had to dismantle the steering column shroud...AGAIN...
Anyway, job done at last.
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