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Old 04-18-2012, 02:04 AM
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1964 Wiper Switch Rebuild

On a dark rainy night I attempted to pull my wiper switch as if it were the headlamp switch next door. The switch blew up on me; I gathered the parts in a baggie and next day attempted to rebuild the thing. All the pieces look like they are there but I don't know exactly how they are supposed to fit together. In particular, a copper plate scribed with contacts and with hole in the middle looks like it is supposed to fit into a plastic plate which is on the other side of the plug prongs that lead to the motor wiring but I can't seem to get it right. Can anybody help?
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Since the switch came apart, I doubt you can put it back together. Does your truck have single or two speed wipers?
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Hi it's the single speed which I understand was stock on the '64 F-100. There are no '64 switches available anywhere I've found. A couple of the outfits like SpeedShop did have a cache of NOS but they're gone now. Incredibly there is one selling on eBay for 150 bucks. So I don't know what to do if I can't reassemble.
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Hi it's the single speed which I understand was stock on the '64 F-100.

There are no '64 switches available anywhere I've found.
How could you determine this if you didn't have the Ford part number, knew what its applications were, and...
There were two different single speed wiper switches used in 1964:

C3UZ-17A553-D .. Single Speed Wiper Switch - 3 terminals (Motorcraft SW-724) / Marked: C3UB-17A553-D / Obsolete

Last MSRP: $60.36 / Dealer net cost: $28.37

Applications: 1963/64 F100/600 & 1963/66 Econoline.

63 (!) available NOS (New Old Stock) / If this is the switch you need, I'll type some of the sources.
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C3TZ-17A553-G (replaced C3TZ-17A553-C) .. Single Speed Wiper Switch - 5 terminals (Motorcraft SW-722) / Marked: C3TB-17A553-G / Obsolete

Last MSRP: $17.82 / Dealer net cost: $8.02.

Applications: 1963/66 F100/600.

No Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any. But, an FTE member (65GH) needed one of these switches a year ago for his 1965 F250.

It was discovered that C3UZ-17A553-C will work in place of it (Marked: C3UB-17A553-C). Also has 5 terminals, was used on 1963/66 Econolines.

5 of these switches are available NOS. It's been obsolete so long, there are no prices listed on Fords website.

If interested, I'll type the sources/phone numbers.
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Thanks so much Bill. It's the 5 terminal switch.
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Thanks so much Bill. It's the 5 terminal switch.
The following is the 5 terminal switch that myself and FTE member 65GH discovered will work in place of C3TZ-17A553-G

C3UZ-17A553-C =

NOS PARTS SOURCE in Olathe KS has ONE = 913-220-5746.

WESLEY OBSOLETE PARTS in Liberty KY has TWO = 606-787-5293.

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has TWO = 800-543-4959.
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Incredibly after two years I am still attempting to find the right switch. The 5 prong Econoline switch did not work unfortunately, as shown in the photo. My blown out switch is on the left, the Econoline switch I purchased on the right. As you can see the configuration is wrong. Any ideas?

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Here is my dumb question for the day. Where do you hook up 5 wires on single speed motor? Three is hard enough figure but 5? My wipers quit working also but have not looked at the problem. I was hoping to take the switch a part and clean it. That worked on the blower and headlight switches.
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Here is my dumb question for the day. Where do you hook up 5 wires on single speed motor? Three is hard enough figure but 5? My wipers quit working also but have not looked at the problem. I was hoping to take the switch a part and clean it. That worked on the blower and headlight switches.
Hi under the dash on the other side of the wiper slot is a receptacle that (at least in my truck) contains a female plug matching the configuration of the 5 prongs and that runs via wires to a small motor which I assume is the wiper motor.
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Hi under the dash on the other side of the wiper slot is a receptacle that (at least in my truck) contains a female plug matching the configuration of the 5 prongs and that runs via wires to a small motor which I assume is the wiper motor.
I was wondering what the wires control. Ground for one, power for another, may single wipe position for a third or reverse. What are the other wires needed for?
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I was wondering what the wires control. Ground for one, power for another, may single wipe position for a third or reverse. What are the other wires needed for?
I don't know. As noted above, there were two types of switches for single speed motors, a three and five wire. Wondering if the additional two (on the five wire) were extras were some kind of option or upgrade?

In any event, I can't find the switch for my configuration anywhere.
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Thanks Garb!
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I was wondering what the wires control. Ground for one, power for another, may single wipe position for a third or reverse. What are the other wires needed for?
And the answer is Nothing. On the switch, orange is power in, red is ground out, green is power, and black is reverse power/park which is always hot when the key is one. The others are dead. I assume in a two speed switch they are the second speed.

The good news is my switch is good and I have power. The bad news is the issue is with the motor. I will pull it today and see if it can be repaired. Otherwise, I will upgrade to two speed.
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