Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

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Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby sugaryuk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:47 am

Hi All...First Post!!! I recently bought a 75 Vega with a few mods :wink: . I need to install a wiper motor in order to pass inspection. The car has had most of the factory wiring stripped out as well as the dash and all it's components. I've purchased a rebuilt wiper motor and a rotary wiper switch and need some guidance wiring it up. Oh---I forgot to mention my knowledge of electrical is just slightly above knowing how to screw a lightbulb in! The switch is a Cole Hersee #75228-03-BX, it's a 2 speed with a push button washer fluid. Here's a pic of switch:
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and the motor:
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I'm hoping someone here can tell me how to wire this up-- did I mention I'm piss-poor at this??. So please type slowly so I can understand. Thanks!

Oh yeah, here's a pic of my slightly modded Vega:

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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:49 am

First off, I will point out that GM wiper motor switches are ground switched; the accessory power from the key goes directly to the motor and not to the switch. It's like this so the wipers will "park" when you turn off the switch. If you number the terminals on the motor from left to right in your pic, the 12v+ goes on #1. #2 and #4(#3 is blank) are low and high; I forget which is which but easy to test. To wire the aftermarket switch, all you have to do is put ground on terminal marked B(the aftermarket switch is originally meant for Battery switched) and a wire from L to low and one from H to high. If you're also wiring up the washers, the + terminal on the pump would be hooked to accessory power + and the W terminal on the switch will go to the pump's - terminal.
Also the wiper motor itself should be grounded to the body of the car; originally, one of the rubber isolated mounting bolts would have had a grounding strip on it.
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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:00 am

Yeah, like that car is going to see rain :lol: Nice looking ride
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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby sugaryuk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:06 pm

Thanks Spencer!! Finally something I can understand! I couldn't figure out what the "B" terminals connected to. Does the "P" terminal remain unused? Also I couldn't really see a ground strap anywhere so I guess I'll have to add a ground. Thanks again for the quick response!
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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby sugaryuk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:12 pm

cjbiagi wrote:Yeah, like that car is going to see rain :lol: Nice looking ride


The wiper motor is coming out right after inspection. The engine bay has been fitted with custom aluminum panels which don't fit with the wiper motor in. Besides, it never rains in Vancouver. :lol:
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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby spencerforhire » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:46 pm

In the original application(big rig) for that universal switch, the P terminal went to the park position terminal on the wiper motor. NOT to be used with the GM motor.
And saying it never rains in Vancouver is like saying it never snows in Winnipeg. Or in the case of this winter, Halifax.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby sugaryuk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:35 pm

Thanks again. I guess I was just making it more complicated than it was.
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Re: Oh No! Another wiper wiring help needed post!

Postby daves79monza » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:53 pm

Spencer is definitely the man for wiring, he helped me out a ton.
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