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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Need some wiring help.

Ok I know this will sound stupid but here it goes. The previous owner of my car took an alarm out of the car and left a few loose ends it seems. They have the fuse for the wipers and the ac/heat out. There is a tan wire that is unplugged and looks melted I tried to trace it and it seems to go to the wiper motor. Ok. So if I put a new fuse in will I melt anything else? Could that wire have melted even with the fuse installed. Everything is new on the car from frame up. The wires all look brand new and professionally done. So what should I do first?
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Ben they could of jumped the fuse with tin foil - a common Hillbilly fix it but alarm systems rarely use a ton of power. Shoot a pic of the panel and post it.


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Ok, I'll try to post a pic.I just went back and looked at the wire and it was not fused.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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The image is rotated but you get the point. If you follow the wire at the bottom you can see it joins a loom that seems to go to engine bay,and go towards the wiper motor.
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Re: Need some wiring help.

I think that tan wire is for the parking brake switch (on the PB pedal assembly). Have you considered re wiring it just to be safe (and give you piece of mind)?

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 14, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I just didn't know where it went, thanks I'll trace it down to make sure, but what do you think,should I try to put a fuse in and take a chance or try to follow every wire back
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 14, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well I put fuses in and wipers worked but very slow. I checked the air heat controls and nothing. The wipers are so slow that they prob wouldn't shed any water at any speed, so how fast are they originally. What are the typical problems for ac/heat controls. It's a non ac car so I'm just looking at heat for the prob. I know I sound so stupid asking these questions but I hate wiring and my last cars harness burnt up because of bad wiring. I don't want to make the same mistake twice(even though it wasn't my fault). So any comments would helpful.
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The wipers are much slower than the new cars of today but will probably speed up when the engine is running and for sure faster when it is revving up. I can't tell you what to do for the water pump. I've installed everything new in my wiper system and can't get it to pump, even after forcing water to the new pump.
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Make sure your grounds are good.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 14, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I'm going to order some books on this car, also I'll try to find the wiring diagram, so I can find all the factory ground points. I think I'm going to get a new wiper motor and switch. Thanks again
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Re: Need some wiring help.

Thess schematics might help for starters
You can remove the wiper blades from the arms and sub in styrofoam blocks at the end of the arms.
'69 Wiper shown, but '68 is simular. Wiper switch body grounds the circuit at the dash.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 14, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much this will help a ton. I'm going to jump right on it this weekend. Again thank you for taking the time.
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Just that are a a word of advice , I would check everything tied to that wire because it doesn't take much to cause an electrical fire. I would also make sure the brake switch is good because they are reasonably reasonable to replace. I would probably replace it just to be safe. Good Luck... Please post what you find.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 14, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks yeah I'll make sure to follow that wire back. I'll be replacing switches as I go. I'm just going to have to go thru all the wiring I guess. I HATE wiring! I will let y'all know the results as I go. Thank you for the responses.
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