How to get to the wiper switch - Team Camaro Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 03, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: E.Bay CA
Posts: 181
Hello,
Does anyone have an easy way to get to the wiper switch on a 1968? I need to check the ground.
Thanks
Rick
rickmack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 03, 03:46 AM
Senior Tech
Scott
 
choptop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,988
Without removing the instrument cluster there is no easy way to access the wiper switch. I had to lay on the floor board and thread my arm up behind the dash to swap mine out. A real PITA.

I suggest removing the instrument cluster...

------------------
See my '68 RS/ZZ4
choptop is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 03, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: E.Bay CA
Posts: 181
That's not what I wanted to hear!
rickmack is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 03, 09:10 AM
Senior Tech
Scott
 
choptop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,988
Sorry...

------------------
See my '68 RS/ZZ4
choptop is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 03, 06:24 PM
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Garden Ridge Tx. USA
Posts: 1,927
I donít recall that the wiper switch needs to be grounded but if it does, it would ground to dash via the switch housing and the nut on the face of the dash behind the knob. Donícha think Vern?

------------------
Geezer
Geezer is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 03, 11:04 PM
Senior Tech
Sean
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
Posts: 7,965
the wiper switch does in fact use its own body to dash connection as the means of grounding. there is one of those star washers (at least on mine there was) on the switch where it contacts the dash, i imagine to help the continuity of the ground. when i bought my 68, the switch was not working, and when i looked into it it was just not tight to the dash and there was a bit of surface rust hampering the connection, check that out on yours. w/o a good ground the switch wont work right. good luck, hope that helps
68rs406 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 03, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: E.Bay CA
Posts: 181
I will try that. I am pretty sure it's a ground problem. When I turn the car on, the wipers turn on and stay on, no matter what position the switch is in. The motor has one dual spade connection and on single spade. I do not have anything hooked up to the single spade, what is that connection used for?
rickmack is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 03, 11:21 PM
Senior Tech
Sean
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: N.W. Washington
Posts: 7,965
i can't recall what the wires did in particular (it's been awhile since i messed with it) but i think that missing single spade connection may be a culprit to your problem. on mine the dual spade has a yellow (which i believe is primary power) and a light blue wire, and the single has a black wire, all factory harness. i think the single (black) connection is a speed function, but i can't recall. i know someone on here has a wiring diagram that can tell for sure. is your harness other than factory? could be some swapped wiring too.
68rs406 is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 03, 04:34 AM
Retired
Jim
 
click's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 15,985
This is from assembly manual, hope it helps.



------------------
.... Jim aka Click
69RS 350/255 LM1, TRW forged pistons, .30 over, TH-350 auto.,
Dover White, Blue Vinyl top, F&R spoilers, am/fm, 3.08 Posi.
A/C, fold down rear seat, Pdb, PS, Cowl Induction, Endura Bumper
My RS.. www.brainerd.net/~knudsen/69RS
click is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 03, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: E.Bay CA
Posts: 181
Thanks for the responses. I'm a little unsure what the wire diagram tells me. Where does the single line actually go?
Thanks
rickmack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome