wiper failure...

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington

Post Reply
Trampintransit
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:36 pm
Has thanked: 6 times

wiper failure...

Post by Trampintransit » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:58 pm

Suddenly the wipers have stopped (6b) . BUT....moving the switch produces a click from behind the centre console somewhere? Is that wherethe 'control unit' as it appears on the wiring diagram lives? If the control box, which I'm ASSUMING is some kind of solenoid is firing then the wiring from it to the motor..or the motor is screwed ..is that reasonable thinking?



spegru
Posts: 321
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:06 am
Location: Brentwood, Essex
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 7 times
Contact:

wiper failure...

Post by spegru » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi. I think the click you heard is from the intermittent wipe controller. That unit works by giving the main motor a prod so that the wiper park mechanism takes over and causes the motor to give a complete sweep.
Unfortunately it sound unlikely that that unit is to blame. More likely a fuse or a poor earth I would think



User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 25046
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 618 times
Contact:

wiper failure...

Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:24 pm

If you suspect the 6DA control unit, it has two plugs (one from the loom, one from the switch) which you can join together to bypass it.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
Dennis Nicholas
RSSOC Member
Posts: 656
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:22 pm
Location: Devon
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 31 times

wiper failure...

Post by Dennis Nicholas » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:06 am

Suspect the plunger switch on the motor. Somewhere on this site there are detailed descriptions of the motor, how it works and how to replace the old obsolete plunger switch with a new one.

Dennis


Dennis Nicholas(RSSOC)
1980 GTC Trafalgar Blue, 2010 basic Skoda Yeti (petrol), Austin 7s, Rileys.

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 20003
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 525 times

wiper failure...

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 pm

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:06 am
Somewhere on this site there are detailed descriptions of the motor, how it works and how to replace the old obsolete plunger switch with a new one.
Try this "How To Guide"?


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

Post Reply

Return to “Se6/6a/6b/GTC”