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yes they were. i have an intermittant wipe stalk that i was going to retro fit onto my car but i only got as far as browsing over the wiring diagram :wink:

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yes they were. i have an intermittant wipe stalk that i was going to retro fit onto my car but i only got as far as browsing over the wiring diagram :wink:

 

Interesting, it was done with a stalk not a switch?

 

So do you recognise this switch, described as a mk2 intermittent wipe switch?

 

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yes they were. i have an intermittant wipe stalk that i was going to retro fit onto my car but i only got as far as browsing over the wiring diagram :wink:

 

Interesting, it was done with a stalk not a switch?

 

So do you recognise this switch, described as a mk2 intermittent wipe switch?

 

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Looks like a rear wiper switch. Some Mk2's had 3 position stalk, others had 4 for intermittant.

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Yeah i thought rear wiper.

 

I've just checked my spare stalk and its definately an intermitant wipe one :wink:

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Ive just checked in the book and the following models have intermittent wipe Sport GL Ghia Goldcrest Harrier Huntsman (so basically the more upmarket models). Also all L models from September 1978 onwards. Strangely the RS2000 & RS2000 Custom are listed as not having this (I havent got details on the Mexico or RS1800).

 

The intermittent wipe is on the wiper stalk you push down to switch it on, THERE IS A PICTURE SHOWING YOU IT GOES DOWN SO IF IT DOESNT HAVE THAT PICTURE DONT PUSH IT HARD THINKING ITS STIFF.

 

I haven't seen that switch before but it could be for an estate car as some had rear wipers fitted.

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i'm sure i've got a stalk in the garage with it on,

 

and mine is an L made in 1977 so i don't get it, just need to press down to do a single wipe when needed

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i'm sure i've got a stalk in the garage with it on,

 

and mine is an L made in 1977 so i don't get it, just need to press down to do a single wipe when needed

 

Your 1977 L wont have had it as standard (and I dont think it was an option) it was added to the L with the September 1978 range update (the L model had alot of extras from higher up the range added including square lights, silver sports wheels and side moldings).

 

The wiper stalk only goes up when the intermittent wipe isnt fitted when it is it also goes down.

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They go down as well but dont lock in place like for intermittant it's just a quick one wipe operation, i think on the Ls but on the popular the stalk doesn't go down at all?

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They go down as well but dont lock in place like for intermittant it's just a quick one wipe operation, i think on the Ls but on the popular the stalk doesn't go down at all?

 

So the intermittent wipe system is already built into every loom and motor, it's just a question of which switch you have installed as to whether it's self activated (i.e. by driver flicking the switch) or locks in place with the other switch type?

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They go down as well but dont lock in place like for intermittant it's just a quick one wipe operation, i think on the Ls but on the popular the stalk doesn't go down at all?

 

So the intermittent wipe system is already built into every loom and motor, it's just a question of which switch you have installed as to whether it's self activated (i.e. by driver flicking the switch) or locks in place with the other switch type?

 

No intermitant is a differant relay and i spose a differant loom, If we was talking cortina i'd know for deffinate but TBH escorts i don't know as well but i have had all 3 types, lock down with intermitant, non lock down one wipe (uses the standard wiper realay) and non down at all.

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I've been working on my mrs car today its a ghia with intermittant stalk.when i switch the wipers off the wiper arm just stops dead does'nt complete a full sweep.is that a problem in the stalk or motor does anyone no?i have tried another stalk on it but have the same problem.

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That's a problem with the motor and the way the current is kept flowing to it after it's switched off until it reaches the park position. Mine does it too I've just got used to switching them off at the right time as I can't be arsed changing the motor

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I realise this topic is years old, but I have just got round to the wipers on my mk2 RS and found that I have an intermittant wipe position on the wiper switch. This isn't working properly so I am investigating. The intermittant wipe is done by means of a relay, which is in a red plastic box in my case at the back of the near side dash. I have just taken the relay out of its case and found that it contains a circuit board with capacitors and transistors on. This is a simple time delay circuit which triggers the relay coil for a predetermined time, set by a capacitor and preset  variable resistor. If anyone is interested I 'll work out how the circuit is designed and post a circuit diagram. However I suspect that my problem may be in the wiper motor itself as the self park doesn't work either and I suspect that it is the self park which triggers the intermittant circuit.

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Strange that you should post this as i'm presently trying to remake the whole loom and as my RS came with intermittent wipe switch and the red relay i'm trying to make it work. As none of the euro spec wiring diagrams show the relay or its wiring, one of our Aussie chums posted an aussie diagram which does show it but there are some differences in wire colours which makes life tricky trying to combine UK with Aus! And yes I to, took the relay apart last week and yes there are too many electrical bits in there to follow so bought a new one - less than £6.00! Following Ford wire diagrams is a right pain though and i'm sure they were made with wire scraps they change colours mid loom so often LOL!

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Mmm, I've taken my wiper partly to bits and found that the self park switches are two spring loaded copper rods, which bear on a wheel in the motor gearbox, I am currently washing the 40 yr old grease out to see what's what with a view to making another copper rod wiper as one of them looks to be too small to bear on the gearwheel. Pictures to follow

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3 minutes ago, mort said:

Mmm, I've taken my wiper partly to bits and found that the self park switches are two spring loaded copper rods, which bear on a wheel in the motor gearbox, I am currently washing the 40 yr old grease out to see what's what with a view to making another copper rod wiper as one of them looks to be too small to bear on the gearwheel. Pictures to follow

My wipers haven't self parked for years, I've become quite adept at switching off at the right time as I just don't fancy pulling the dash apart to get the motor out.

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1 hour ago, Vista said:

My wipers haven't self parked for years, I've become quite adept at switching off at the right time as I just don't fancy pulling the dash apart to get the motor out.

Rarely have I found intermittent wiper problems to be motor or wiper assembly related. Its almost always the switch arm or the relay itself.

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1 hour ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Rarely have I found intermittent wiper problems to be motor or wiper assembly related. Its almost always the switch arm or the relay itself.

mk1's don't have intermittent wipers.....................but they should self park and the mechanism for doing so is built in to the motor as described by @mort

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4 minutes ago, Vista said:

mk1's don't have intermittent wipers.....................but they should self park and the mechanism for doing so is built in to the motor as described by @mort

Sorry I thought we were talking about Mk2 Intermittents and you were referring to your Van

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Just now, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Sorry I thought we were talking about Mk2 Intermittents and you were referring to your Van

No, though my van doesn't have the intermittent wipe function either.

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On 22/07/2019 at 13:21, Vista said:

My wipers haven't self parked for years, I've become quite adept at switching off at the right time as I just don't fancy pulling the dash apart to get the motor out.

 

Assuming you are talking about your mk1;

Is the screen washer foot pump connected and working ok?

If it isn't, the wipers do not self park.

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