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Re: Finally!

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 am
by Bleyseng
After years of trying vainly to get the intermittent wipers to work, I finally solved the problem. I was missing a little brass grounding piece that wasn't included in the purchase of a used correct wiper switch w/intermittent function. So nice to solve the puzzle!!!!!!

Re: Finally!

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 pm
by Amskeptic
Bleyseng wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 am
After years of trying vainly to get the intermittent wipers to work, I finally solved the problem. I was missing a little brass grounding piece that wasn't included in the purchase of a used correct wiper switch w/intermittent function. So nice to solve the puzzle!!!!!!
Did this grounding piece look like an open brass rivet?
Did it have a path to the intermittent relay with a brown plus black or white tracer wire?
Colin

Re: Finally!

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:25 am
by Bleyseng
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It is the Z shaped piece that goes from where the screw hole is into the body to get a ground.
Yes, the brown/black wire traces to the intermittent relay, IIRC the S terminal.

Re: Finally!

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:19 am
by Amskeptic
Bleyseng wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:25 am
post-11411-1369683907_thumb.jpgIt is the Z shaped piece that goes from where the screw hole is into the body to get a ground.
Yes, the brown/black wire traces to the intermittent relay, IIRC the S terminal.
Thank-you. Your washer hose nipples appear to take a trip down towards actual accessible. Mine are hellaciously stuffed up inside the column housing. Why does your switch have those longer washer hose nipples?
Colin

Re: Finally!

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:11 pm
by asiab3
Those elongated nipple fittings are available new, complete with valve for pneumatic late bays. I was told yesterday by a '77 Westy owner that they do fit in the late bay column.

The great state of Idaho required all the windscreen washing power I could muster…
Robbie

Re: Finally!

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:38 am
by Bleyseng
I am ditching the stupid leaking nipples for a electric pump setup ala 914/6

Re: Finally!

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:23 am
by Amskeptic
Bleyseng wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:38 am
I am ditching the stupid leaking nipples for a electric pump setup ala 914/6

You can merely slip a little heat shrink tubing over the hoses at installation time, light a match and,
voila! leak-free ... oh, and electric pumps can find leaks too, of course.
Colin

Re: Finally!

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:54 pm
by asiab3
Aye, I am all pneumatic on the bug and electric on the bus; I enjoy both. The bus has a trick "stock looking" button that activates the pump via microswitch and relay, while leaving the electrical portion of the stock switch untouched.

When 'lectrifying your washer bottle, make sure the pump is below the reservoir for priming. I learned that the hard way with one $18 Amazon pump…

Robbie