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I installed a tilt column from a 1986 camaro in my 66 chevelle. It took a little modification but it turned out nice. Is there a way to wire the wiper switch from column to my wiper motor. I found a wiring diagram of the switch. It has five wires (white, gray, green, purple, & pink. It shows the white wire going to the fuse box. The rest are shown going to the wiper motor. I connected the white wire to the fuse box, turned on the ignition and checked the other wires. The results were:


1)Gray...12v in wash, delay, lo-speed
2)Green..12v in off, wash, & lo-speed
3)Purple.12v in Hi-Speed
4)pink...12v in all positions

If it is not possible, does anyone know of a wiper motor that will work and bolt in?
 

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This guy is trying something. Might want to talk to him. The delay feature, on your new switch, won't work with your original motor. The newer motors have a circuit built into the motor. You may be able to use the column switch but it has no advantage over the one in the dash with the old motor. The old motor operates by switching ground, not 12 volts. http://www.chevelles.com/forum/Forum29/HTML/003100.html
 

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I have a "street rod" type aftermarket wiper switch which is designed to switch "hot", not ground. I had to set it up using relays so the hot signal from the switch energizes the relay.

For low speed, both terminals are grounded and for high speed only one terminal is grounded.

I had to use three relays so there wouldn't be continuity between them when in high speed. This could have been accomplished with a diode, but I don't keep those on hand. The relays are only a couple of bucks at Radio Shack online.

The trick is to energize two relays with the low speed switch. When energized, each one will close the wiper circuits to ground.

Energize a third relay with the high speed switch. This will only close one side of the motor to ground.

If you were to try doing it with only two relays, you'd backfeed the coil to the other relay and still have low speed, unless you used a diode.

You may need a fourth relay for the washer function. I don't think the column mounted switches carry much current.

I'm sorry if this is more confusing than helpful. I was never very good at explaining such things using text. It's much easier in person with drawings and speech.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nitrous:
I installed a tilt column from a 1986 camaro in my 66 chevelle. It took a little modification but it turned out nice. Is there a way to wire the wiper switch from column to my wiper motor. I found a wiring diagram of the switch. It has five wires (white, gray, green, purple, & pink. It shows the white wire going to the fuse box. The rest are shown going to the wiper motor. I connected the white wire to the fuse box, turned on the ignition and checked the other wires. The results were:


1)Gray...12v in wash, delay, lo-speed
2)Green..12v in off, wash, & lo-speed
3)Purple.12v in Hi-Speed
4)pink...12v in all positions

If it is not possible, does anyone know of a wiper motor that will work and bolt in?
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Hey Nitrous;

We installed an '82 Camaro tilt column in our '69 Elke. Do you have pics of your column, as we might want to upgrade to a newer year like yours if they are different?

We have held off to this point in ordering our Grant steering wheel, hoping to find someone who upgraded to a newer year.

Any info greatly appreciated.




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