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Old 02-08-2004, 08:25 PM
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wind shield wipers wont work!

my wind shield wipers dont work and ive looked behind the consol and i cant see anything but alot of wires not where there going but a gaint ball and i dont want to pull anything out because im no electriciton. but i do know that its either the wires the motor or something that conects the motor to the wipers so if at all possible post a repliy. your help is most apriciated.

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Old 02-09-2004, 03:10 AM
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Were they working before???

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Re: wind shield wipers wont work!

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i do know that its either the wires the motor or something that conects the motor to the wipers so if at all possible post a repliy. your help is most apriciated.
Sounds like you've got it narrowed down pretty well. Now, if you could tell us what kind of vehicle this is, we may be able to help you...
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check your fuses?
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Old 02-10-2004, 08:27 PM
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its a '67 barracuda and no they werent working before and yes ive checked the fuses
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Wiring mess

You aren't going to like this, but in my opinion from past experience is that you are going to have a whole lot more electrical problems down the road even if someone were to give you a magical answer to your problem.

The way I see it, is that you learn about car wiring, or you pay someone else to do it.

In 1967 the quality of car wiring (insulation) wasn't that great from what I have read. If you have a rats nest of old wires you have a potential for fire and continued trouble.

If the wipers weren't working before you must have just got the car not too long ago? Nobody goes long without wipers.

Sounds like it's time for a re-wiring job to me. You will learn a lof about wiring from doing a job like this and have a quality reliable system as well afterwards.

Your budget and knowledge will dictate the type and brand of harness you get. Do some homework on wiring. Plenty of good info on the Internet and in books.

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First thing to do would be to check for power and ground at the motor. It is possible that you have a bad ground, the car being that old. Take a test light and attach the ground clip onto the TERMINAL of the ground wire which will most likely be on one of the wiper motor mounting bolts. Touch the test light tip to a known good power source and see if it lights. If it does your ground is probably ok. If not, remove the ground wire and clean the terminal and area that the terminal contacts, then retest it.
Then turn the ignition switch to "run" , with the wiper switch on and see if any of the wires at the wiper motor has power. If no power, check for power at the wiper switch.
If you have both power and ground at the motor and the motor still wont work, replace it. It is unlikely that your wiper switch is bad, or the wires from the switch are bad since it doesnt work on either speed. It is possible that the power wire to the switch is bad, though.
Hope this helps.
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I agree with Steve, wholeheartedly.

I rewired my truck for only $165, had a lot of fun doing it and learned quite a bit in the process!

All the details of my project are Here.

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Great site, great job!

Nice Site Horvath! Really well done and a nice service for others!

You did a great job on the wiring harness, and love that truck as well!

I'll be following the lead and redoing a 58 1 ton dually here this summer if I get my Chevelle done.

I may rely on your site to guide me along. Really professional looking job!

Steve
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