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Old 11-23-2016, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by sidewalkman View Post
AND the wipers work well. Now I'm tackling the washers, putting in an electric pump and retrofitting something to work with the original washer switch. I'll post some pictures as I go. I have a plan!
Here's the link to the article in the TRL about converting the original switch to electric. When I've done them I haven't used the spring and it works just fine.

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Old 12-06-2016, 02:37 PM
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Thanks John

I've got an idea sort of half the TRL and half my idea, I'll take pictures of the project in stages, I'm waiting for a bunch of wires to arrive from China to start.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by sidewalkman View Post
...AND the wipers work well. Now I'm tackling the washers, putting in an electric pump and retrofitting something to work with the original washer switch...
Scott, that's music to my ears. I love the electric wipers because they are so strong in all road conditions and they have multiple speeds. (Interval is an option that I use a lot.)

For your washers, be creative... My New Port dash switch came with a contact for the washers. (Push the switch in and it closes a momentary contact.) If you are considering using the original vacuum washer switch, rob an old computer mouse. They have two micro switches (one rarely gets used). Mount the micro switch inside the vacuum switch and let it energize a standard automotive relay coil (they're only a few bucks).

Relay coils draw well under one amp, allowing small 22-ga wires, but the contacts can pass over twenty. The beauty is, you can mount a relay anywhere, like under the hood, with one small wire feeding the coil (the other coil wire connects to ground). - Dave
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