Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Peterborough Ontario
wiper switch issues?
I have a 71 convertible I bought with serious wiring issues - so I have no idea what worked or didn't prior to me owning it.
I just finished rewiring my 71 with an american auto wire harness.
No issues there.
However - the wiper switch is giving me grief - I think - unless it is a ground issue?
the wiper motor only works when the button is depressed to make the squirters work - then they run for the 3-4 wipes and park
There is nothing in the on low speed or high speed functions - not even a shudder
Could this be a gound issue or is it the switch gone bad.
The AAW instructions say the three wires to the switch are actually grounds - there is not live 12V that actually goes to the switch.
The SS Gauge panel does have the ground strap from headlight switch to wiper switch - but I don't see anything other than the strap being screwed to the steel dash support bracket. Does there need to be an actual wired ground from the ground strap to the chassis/body? I would have thought that having the dash bracket bolted to the body would be ground enough?