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Old 12-07-2006, 05:27   #1 (permalink)
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Wiper switch install

I am attempting to remove/install this wiper switch assembly in my 1991 F150. (Please see fig 1). I am somewhat of a clutz, so if anyone could give me a bit of advice I would certainly appreciate it. First, how would you remove the knob, (Please see fig 2). I can not find a clip or screw of any sort. Am I supposed to just pull it off? Next, how do they expect you to get behind all this mess (Please see fig 3) and chase the proper wires to unplug and replug etc. I can barely get my hand in there to unplug/plug anything. It looks like I may be able to drop the fuse box to make more room. Is that adviseable? I have tried to find a way to remove the lower dash panel/bezel on the left side of the steering column to provide better access, but can find no way to remove it without breaking it. Is it clipped on somehow?. I believe that there are screws that hold the switch in place behind the dash, but I think they are accessable behind the bezel. Help!!!! I have included photos to help explain. Thank you


http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...rhett/Fig1.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...rhett/Fig2.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...rhett/Fig3.jpg
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Old 12-07-2006, 19:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wiper switch install

FWIW, Not much help, but what the book says:
Remove the wiper switch knob with a hooked tool inserted in the rear to remove clip.
Remove the bezel nut by unthreading it from the switch. Remove the switch bezel.
Pull the switch out from the rear of the instrument panel
Disconnect the plug in wire connector from the switch an remove the switch.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Not much help,I'm sure. Can you look at the replacement switch and tell how to remove the knob? Or tell how the clip would attach?
I was thinking it was a small button you pressed, but that may be the headlight switch.
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:56   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Wiper switch install

Thanks for your reply. I can not find anything that the book refers to. There is no "clip" on the knob or behind it. There is no "bezel nut", nor threads on the stem to accept one, on either one. There is no independent "switch bezel". The switch is mounted through a hole in the lower left dash panel bezel which I can not find a way to remove.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...tSideBezel.jpg
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...SwitchKnob.jpg

What a mystery!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 21:13   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Wiper switch install

The white button in your second pic has something to do with it ie lift up or push down maybe a wire hook from behind to lift it up
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