Wipers in wrong position!

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Twitch6284
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Wipers in wrong position!

Post by Twitch6284 » 16 Mar 2016 04:40 pm

Hey guys,

I nicked the complete engine loom when swapping my engines, so I swapped the wiper motors so the wiring all matched up.

But now the wipers are stuck in the up position.. How do I fix this please?

Ride_on
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Re: Wipers in wrong position!

Post by Ride_on » 16 Mar 2016 07:29 pm

Do you mean they are 'parked' in the up position? The linkage has to be in the correct positon.

Assuming the linkage and wipers arm are correctly orientated, undo the motor spindle, park the wipers then reconnect the motor spindle in the new place. without moving the wipers.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Wipers in wrong position!

Post by Twitch6284 » 17 Mar 2016 02:29 am

I'm sorry, I dont really understand the terminology.

They stop in the up position, when I turn them on, they sweep down the windscreen, (same as the normally would if they were on), but then return to stop vertically when switched off.

How would I 'park' the wipers in the normal position, without moving them??

Please excuse the ignorance, I have never come across this problem before..

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Re: Wipers in wrong position!

Post by Ride_on » 17 Mar 2016 12:43 pm

I replied in FB yesterday, to make them go in the opposite direction the arm at the motor needs to be moved 180 degrees with reference to the motor, but this would put them into the body so you need also + or - 90 degrees. I would provide a photo but I don't have mine at the moment.

Tony
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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