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MG TD TF 1500 - TF Wiper Switch By Pass
|I was tired of never getting my wipers to going as the manual push and engage switch was never working...or only worked for a while then got out of synch.|
I just positioned the wipers 'on', broke the black wire and used the Auxilary fog light switch.
It worked first time.
Simple I know but there is a certain joy when something that should be simple turns out to actually be simple and works first time.
In Ireland Rainex is never enough :-)
|Locked mine in "on" a long time ago and added a toggle under the dash. I have locking glove box covers ...that was no fun. Can actually get them on before it stops raining now.|
|I'll one up ya both...two speeds.|
|"I just positioned the wipers 'on', broke the black wire and used the Auxilary fog light switch. "|
- which means that you do not have auxiliary fog lights?
Anyway, do you mean the black wire connected to the wiper motor? I could find a place for a toggle switch somewhere, perhaps on a small bracket together with my stylish new internally illuminated heater rheostat switch bought on Ebay.
|I don't have auxilary fog lights so I could use the switch.|
It was the black wire connected to the motor - it went in through the scuttle already.
I bought an extra toggle switch and it was while sitting in the drivers seat trying to figure out where to put it that I had my eureka moment...
Yep that wire does kind of show up near there.
As an OBTW ...if you ever add foglights or other things.
I use the aux switch as an "on" function for a varity of things. I made a little panel with toggles that are "pre-select" for the aux switch. Depending what toggles are pre-selected the aux knob can activate any combonation of :
fog lamp / driving lamp / Hunting Lamp / Map light.
Another little trick is to replace the single pole aux switch with a dual pole switch like the on for lights. (Parking lights/Head lamps)
Mine is that way but haven't hooked anything up to the 2nd pole yet.
(maybe the tea kettle?)
|Note to LaVerne-- Nice video but you can't leave us hanging! Please tell us how you worked a two speed wiper system? I can add some begging also. I wired mine to a separate toggle switch mounted near the steering wheel. The aux switch is wired to the front lights that we always seem to keep covered. A two speed system would be great, or at least a one speed system that might work for something other than a very light drizzle.|
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Does anybody drive their TF in all weather
This thread was discussed between 24/05/2012 and 26/05/2012
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