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Old 02-10-2014, 04:56 PM
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Intermittent Wipers acting up

On some positions of the rotating switch the wipers refuse to work unless i wiggle the turn signal arm ...and when it does work i can hear a switch clicking under the glove box , is there anything that i can replace to fix this problem .
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:22 PM
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You could replace the whole assembly. There was a post on one of the forums way way back that described taking apart the switch and cleaning the contacts, but I'm sure it's been archived eons ago. I'll see if I can find the text of it.

Added in edit: From way back in 1999, here's the post I am referring to above: Wiper Delay, Relay


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I have had good luck cleaning that switch. Take a pocket knife and pry off the cap on the end of the switch arm. I used a cotton swab (or maybe a foam swab, can't remember) and cleaned that entire area. Has worked good since.
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I have had good luck cleaning that switch. Take a pocket knife and pry off the cap on the end of the switch arm. I used a cotton swab (or maybe a foam swab, can't remember) and cleaned that entire area. Has worked good since.
Your method worked ..whats inside is some sort of grease and it melts and gummed up the contacts brake cleaner is needed to wash it out ...pay close attention on how it comes apart .
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