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Old 03-03-2004, 02:24 AM
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1969 GTO windsheild wipers.

My wipers act really weird. They are supposed to have a hi, a low, and an off. When I flip the switch to low (the middle position), they come on, but they move really fast. move it to hi (last position) they do the same thing as the off position (first position). When you flip the switch to off position (or hi position) the stop going acrross the windshield, but they keep going down all the way, then back up just a little, then back down. this continues until you shut the car off and turn it back on. I am thinking it is a wiring problem or a switch problem. Any ideas? I can't seem to find a new switch for my car or I would have already tried that, so if it is the switch, are there any alternatives that I could wire up in place of the original? It worked up until about a year and a half ago and then one day it rained and it was like that. I didn't change the wiring or anything so I can't imagine the wiring is crossed or anything weird like that.

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Old 03-08-2004, 12:16 AM
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check

Double check that your grounds are all good. Clean terminals with a small wire brush. Also double check the wires at the switch and at the motor for proper connections.

Use a meter to verify the wires are good from one point to the other.

If all else fails see if you can get a rebuilt wiper motor to test. Wouldn't hurt to have a spare one on hand anyway.

See if you can research the part 3 of the switch. You might be surprised at what parts places can get still.
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I have been looking for a new switch for 6 months now. Ames, year one, OPGI, and the local parts stores can't get a 1969 switch, they can get a 1968, but I have ben told that they are not compatible. That may just mean it won't fit in the dash, and I am looking more into that aspect of it, but to no luck so far. I will get a chance to work on it tomarrow and I will let you know what I can come up with as far as the grounds and the wiring.
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