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Old 07-30-2002, 10:07 AM
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Windshield washer switch removal

Hi All:

Just bought a 1986 Ford F-150 for me and the son to work on. Bit of a project vehicle.

First things first, is there some special tool or technique for removing the windshield washer switch without taking the whole dash off? Mine is bad (it keeps going after you turn it off) and obviously needs to be replaced.

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Whole Dash?
Is Un-necessary
Disconnect battery.
After you take the headlight switch with slider/**** out and remove the wiper switch ****.
Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
Remove the wiper switch
Replace wiper switch
Replace Bezel
Replace headlight switch slider /****
Replace wiper switch ****.

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Windshield washer switch removal

Make a hooked tool to depress the catch on the wiper **** to release it from the switch shaft. Also, I would try the switch first, but there is a chance it could be the wiper motor. It has a cam switch built into the motor, and there is a hot wire going to the motor at all times. This feature lets you kill power to the wipers with the dash switch, with the wipers in any position, and they will follow through their stroke until they get to the "park" position. If something fouls the cam switch in the motor, they could possibly run all the time.
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That and it also could be the interval govenor(black bow wired between the switch and the wiring harness) which is mounted near the switch under the dash.

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This is the problem--even though the switch is in the off position, it still cycles about once every couple of minutes. It isn't the switch nor the motor, what is it?

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The wiper relay looks like what and where is it hidden?

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Found the governor, now what? Could it be causing my windshield wipers to cycle once every couple of minutes or is it something else? The windshield wipers seem to work otherwise.

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To narrow it down some;
Unplug the govenor from the circuit completely. plug the switch into the wiring harness. If your problem goes away you have some sort of internal short in the govenor. As I said earlier if the interval is no big deal it wiil be alot cheaper to get a switch for the 2 speed wipers.(hi/low)

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I assume you have twisted the switch **** each direction to see if all the functions work?


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Took the controller out and plugged in a 2 speed switch and everything seems to work for now. I'll be looking for another controller though...

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All of the functions work both ways except that the silly thing cycles on its own once every minute or so. Any ideas?

I have a 2 speed switch in there now and it seems to work fine and it'll have to do until I can find another controller to swap it out with.

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