In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jon <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:45:09 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >In message <email@example.com>
> > Jon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> For the last 2 1/2 year my wipers have never worked on intermittent
> >> and never park as they should.
> >> A bit of searching through previous threads found the thread below
> >> from Richard:
> >> "Sound like the park switch (Diode) has failed - 520160 £11.98. Its
> >> mounted in the side of the wiper motor body and is cunning disguised
> >> to look like an ordinary connecor. It's a bit of a faff to get at, but
> >> easily changed."
> >> Changing the diode sounds like it will rectify the parking, but thats
> >> the lesser of my two evils... What I really want is intermittent
> >> wipers. Any ideas where to start looking for this problem, or will
> >> the diode pack by some good fortune fix both my problems!!??
> >> Thanks
> >> Jon
> >The park diode failure is causing the intermittent not to work too.
> Excellent. Its not often you can fix multiple problems with 1 new
> Looks like I need to get to the wiper motor...
> What needs to come off to get to the motor (200Tdi Defender) - Havent
> got Haynes to hand?
> I am guessing the grab handle on the LHS of the dash, the plastic trim
> / capping that goes along the top of the rear wash wipe switch
> housing and then the plastic housing below the grab handle??
> Is there an easy way to dismember the plastic trim?
It's easier than that....
Prize out the "LR" badge on the grab handle to get at the screw behind
it, and remove the other screw and the handle comes free. The "end cap"
of the dash is held on with three (I think) screws, two at the
bottom and one near the top - this then comes away. You can now see
the motor. Where the wires go into it looks like a plug, which it is
sort of. Pull the connecors out and the bit that is left is the
park switch - it is clipped to the body of the motor - looking
at the new one it will become apparent how. Unclip the stop switch,
clip on the new one, check everything now works and put it back together.
It looks a bit daunting the first time you do it, but you'd have to
try quite hard to damage anything.
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