Re: [DML] Wiper switch boke while I had steering column out of the car
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Re: [DML] Wiper switch boke while I had steering column out of the car



Replacing the entire unit certainly is an option but at $130 I was
curious if anyone else had corrected an issue like this before without
replacing the entire assembly.  I'm guessing it might take several
hours to do the work.

How is the quality of the NOS part?  With my old switch the wipers
would sometimes continue to operate after putting the switch in the
off position.  I am wondering if a 30 year old electrical part would
possibly have the same issue?  Replacing it with a new part, vs NOS,
would be the best in my opinion.  If I knew what wires did what, I
might be able to remove the thing completely and mount some sort of
universal switch under one of the knee pads.

-Steve Rice
Relying on Rainx
#16510


On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM, John Podlewski
<john_podlewski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I had a similar problem my wiper pushbutton does not spring back when you push the washer button on the end but it moves up and down, though. That's the result of my 3 year old getting in the car w/o my knowledge.
>
> Anyway buy a new one from Houston
> Like $109 I think?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 18, 2013, at 12:35 PM, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> So a few months back I had the steering wheel/column out of my car.
>> The unthinkable happened when I put the thing back in. I messed up
>> and allowed the wiper switch to hit something and this resulted in it
>> breaking away from the column. The lever is still intact but the
>> metal inside of the column broke and now it is unable to firmly hold
>> the lever in place.
>>
>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to repair this? I tried to
>> glue the lever in with epoxy but it wasn't strong enough. The washer
>> function still works when I press the lever in but I can't move the
>> lever up or down without it falling out.
>>
>> I am planning to make a long drive next month and I am thinking about
>> hooking up a toggle switch directly to the wiring to turn the wipers
>> on as a backup/workaround until I figure out how to get the lever to
>> stay in there. Does anyone know if I can tap into any wires under the
>> console? Thanks everyone.
>>
>> -Steve Rice
>> Relying on Rainex
>> #16510


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