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



Not a problem.  You've already done the right thing looking in Europe for parts.  Any price involving Classic Minis is inflated stateside.  Just about anything I need that will be purchased new comes from the UK or elsewhere in Europe.  The vendors here will charge as much as a 50% markup on things.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@...> wrote:
>
> Wow.  It looks like it is pretty common for the plastic to break.
> This is another reason to stay away from a NOS part in this case.  My
> stalk still moves back and forth as well but has broken plastic.  I'll
> be looking to sell mine dirt cheap as well once it is replaced.  :)
> 
> I appreciate the offer to measure the wiring.  It would be nice to
> know but I plan to order a switch regardless.  I've tracked down
> another one on ebay and am waiting for him to give me a price on
> shipping from the UK.  If the wire harness is too short, I will simply
> transfer the wiring harness from my old unit.
> 
> I'll keep everyone posted with what I end up doing.  I love to cross
> reference stuff.
> 
> -Steve Rice
> Relying on RainX
> #16510
> 
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM, James <james.a.wallen@...> wrote:
> > Stephen, let me know if you want to know the length of the wiring on the wiper stalk you found on ebay.  I saw the title says it's for an '84 and up Classic Mini.  My '85 Classic Mini is in the garage...and I just looked and laughed.  It looks like the same part other than the font and grooved end of the stalk (which I prefer).  Here's a comparison shot:  http://s5.photobucket.com/user/eagle-co94/media/DeLorean/20130319_094209_zps9b8f32ae.jpg.html
> >
> > My stalk in the pic can be moved back and forth to select the other positions, but also has a broken piece of plastic where the grooved metal base of the stalk slips into it.  I'll sell it cheap if you're interested.
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@> wrote:
> >>
> >> It seems I have figured out where/how to get a replacement without
> >> having to purchase the entire assembly from the friendly folks in
> >> Houston.  Here is the information I have found out.
> >>
> >> This is a picture of what I pulled from the car today.
> >> http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/164204_10151550753070586_1247372847_n.jpg
> >>
> >> I looked all over the device and found several Lucas part numbers.
> >> Here is every number I found on the thing:
> >> 4681
> >> 34209B
> >> REG DES
> >> LUCAS UK
> >> 4 PAT
> >> AUST. 58203
> >> 164SA
> >>
> >> It seems 164SA is the identifying part number.  Upon searching this
> >> number I found two other numbers that seem to cross reference it:
> >> SQB167
> >> 30446
> >>
> >>
> >> I searched high and low and was able to find a new wiper switch from
> >> someone in the UK on eBay for approximately $70 USD after
> >> international shipping.
> >> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RH-WIPER-STALK-1984-ON-CLASSIC-MINI-AUSTIN-ROVER-MORRIS-37H8286-3J2-/280988489648?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item416c3817b0
> >>
> >> Aside from the markings having a slightly different font, the part
> >> seems to be identical.  The wiring layout appears to be the same
> >> although the cable looks like it is a bit shorter.  I would probably
> >> have to extend the cable to make it long enough but at least this
> >> would be a new part.
> >>
> >> I'm debating whether or not to spend the $70 USD though.  I'll wait
> >> and see what Dave has.  Shoot, I might even just wire up a universal
> >> switch from AutoZone instead of spending $70 on a switch from the UK.
> >>
> >> -Steve Rice
> >> Relying on RainX
> >> #16510
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM, jtrealtywebspannet
> >> <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >> > Sounds to me when you hit it the button popped off and the spring jumped out. If you can't find the spring you can probably get something that will work. Find a hardware store that has an assortment of springs and get one that fits.
> >> > David Teitelbaum
> >> >
> >> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, John Podlewski <john_podlewski@> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Hey count me in as well
> >> >> If Stephen turns it down!
> >> >> I really just need the spring/push button at the end.
> >> >> Mine just doesn't spring back when you spray the bottle or I accidentally hit it wouldn't shut off...
> >> >> U can email privately if you like.
> >> >> Thx
> >> >>
> >> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> >>
> >> >> On Mar 18, 2013, at 3:13 PM, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > I have an old one with a bunch of missing parts but I think there is enough to fix what you broke. I can look if you are interested.
> >> >> > David Teitelbaum
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Peter Lucas <lucas@> wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > On Mar 18, 2013, at 3:01 PM, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@> wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > > With my old switch the wipers
> >> >> > > > would sometimes continue to operate after putting the switch in the
> >> >> > > > off position.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > This behavior is more likely due to a problem with the wiper control module [made by my uncle Joe :-) ] rather than the switch. In fact, if the "continued operation" was intermittent, it may have been operating as intended. The design is kind of quirky.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > --Pete Lucas
> >> >> > > VIN #06703
> >> >> > >
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