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Old 03-10-2004, 06:58 PM
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wiper wires

i have a 79 camaro.
if i shut my wipers off they stay on so i looked into it and the motor is fine.
but there is a 2 wire connector that goes into it when i unplug it my wipers work fine but they dont park.
they will only park if i push the knob down to wipe/wash.
the green and yellow wires run from the wiper motor under the dash and to find where they go i have to tear the dash apart (which i am not looking forward to) i believe the wires are for my delay but i cant find a wiring diagram.
any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:04 PM
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If I remember properly, you have a ground problem....I believe that there is a ground wire to it, make sure it has good contact.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:09 PM
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i'll have to look into that.
thanks for the response.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:13 PM
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The washer part of your question just rang a bell in my head ....ding, ding.....the little plastic cam in there may be sticking, causing it to think that you are holding the wash button down.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:24 PM
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it's not really a washer button it is a lever it goes 2up 1 is slow and 2 is fast and if i push it down and hold it thats my washer.
so your saying the washer is basically stuck on?
that would make sense it has done this twice before but it always shut off after awhile before today.
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My 62 Pontiac doesn't seem to want to shut off if its cold out. Once the engine warms up the wiper motor, its OK.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:34 PM
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ill have to pull out the switch and see what it looks like inside.
its only 25 years old.
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i think its your switch, but what do i know?
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i have been having the same problem with my wiper motor on my 78 firebird, i have checked everything and believe the problem is in the switch.. but cant get it at part stores..
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:45 PM
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the only place i have seen the switch is ebay.
i dont think i would buy anything electrical on ebay especially something that old.
i think i will just run fishing line out of both windows and tie them to each wiper and when it rains i will manually pull my wipers back and forth.
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the only place i have seen the switch is ebay.
i dont think i would buy anything electrical on ebay especially something that old.
i think i will just run fishing line out of both windows and tie them to each wiper and when it rains i will manually pull my wipers back and forth.

My bro in law had to do that in his 92 Dodge Dakota POS! POS!
I won't bother to tell you how many other times that truck let him down. oh and did I tell you it was a piece of *****.

I say go to the junkyard and find another switch and motor.
But make sure all the contacts are clean first. then go junkyarding.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:30 PM
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well i checked and it is the switch. wouldnt you know i call gm and the switch is discontinued.
well tonight i will cry myself to sleep.
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well here is a strange update. i was driving down the road and the wipers stopped working all together. i get it home plug in the disconnected connector and they work fine again. hopefully they will stay that way until i can find a good switch.
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:00 AM
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I believe that there is a "park switch" inside the motor. Otherwise the motor would stop as soon as you turned the wiper switch off, instead it continues to run to the park position then stops.
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Early GM products wipers have positive power all the time, the switch connects or breaks the ground to the system.check all the grounds to the switch and motor. And test with a ground jumper wire. Good Luck,

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