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    wheelsport Well-Known Member

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    The wipers on my '65 make a couple swipes and then stop for short time and does a couple more swipes. I bench ran the motor for 30 minutes with no problem. Does the s/w have Circuit breaker?
     
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    I believe it does
     
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    Is the circuit breaker separate from the switch?
     
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    Like the headlight switch, it would be internal to the switch. Do you have the variable speed switch or something else?
     
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    I believe it is variable because there is one click and then no other clicks as its turns fully.
     
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      Maybe that particular wiper switch was made for a government car.........that is if it takes frequent breaks, but when you're watching it it works continuously ?????:rofl:
       
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        The circuit breaker is inside the switch and it is a strip of bimetal. It will crack in half and fail completely eventually. Learned that the hard way back in mid 80s.
        I took the 67 variable switch apart and routed those connections out of the switch so a common/can type cycling circuit breaker could be attached outboard. Of course the linkage and pivots were serviced to stop the high resistance in operation.
         
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        Thanks for the idea. I lubed the linkage when I checked the motor a year ago. A strange thing happened yesterday when I tried the wipers. They kept working. Now how do you figure that?
         
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          Change in the resistance? Water inside pivot(s) lubricating the rust/wear? Who knows?
           
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          Yeah, those pesky wipers know when they're being watched... LOL
           
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