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Numplumb 18th September 2015 04:10 PM

Wiper switch
 
Hi has anyone had any problems using the wiper switch on the Mazda column with a different wiper motor?.
I have a wiper motor from a MGB and can't get it to work from the Mazda wiper switch, I've found a thread with a diagram showing how to test the Mazda switch for continuity but the connections only work if I swap the +v and the ground, when I connect the wiper motor with these wires swapped it will work on slow speed and fast speed but won't turn off, I have tried two wiper switches and they both do the same.

Regards Mick.

Stot 19th September 2015 10:48 AM

The Mazda loom uses switched live instead of switched earth. I ran new wires to mine in the end and have it switching on earth.

Cheers
Stot

Numplumb 19th September 2015 11:54 AM

Hi Stot thanks for the reply have you a diagram for the way you have wired yours please save me pulling what little hair I have out:D .

Did you use a MGB motor and the original Mazda wiper switch?.

Regards Mick.

Stot 19th September 2015 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Numplumb (Post 101813)
Hi Stot thanks for the reply have you a diagram for the way you have wired yours please save me pulling what little hair I have out:D .

Did you use a MGB motor and the original Mazda wiper switch?.

Regards Mick.

I'm using a Morris/Mini wiper motor, same as the MGB as far as I can see, and a version of the MX5 switch, I say version because I bought a multiswitch from a B2200 truck which has all the same connectors as the MX5 but slighty different wire-pin layout. Reason was I wanted the wipers on the right and the lights/indicators on the left like all the other cars I drive!

Ill try and dig out my wiring notes for that.

Cheers
Stot

Stot 19th September 2015 07:31 PM

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The attached PDF shows what I ended up identifying at the connector.

IIRC the switch switches between Live and High/Low/Washer. Double check using your switch and a multimeter of course but I think thats right. :$

Basically you need to find the 4 pins where you get continuity from one to the other three on high low and washer then wire up the motor as in this link.

http://www.reocities.com/sprite-midget/wipers.htm

You will need a relay to allow the park function, it wont park from the switch.

HTH

Cheers
Stot

Numplumb 19th September 2015 08:30 PM

Hi Stot thanks for the info, I will check it tomorrow and see what I get.
Is that PDF showing the wiring connector to the switch? if so it's the other way round on mine ie your order matches the pins on the switch

Regards Mick.

Stot 19th September 2015 10:47 PM

Yeah I was going by the switch. The wires were in a different order on the B2200 switch set so i based it on that so i could switch them around in some sane way.

Cheers
Stot


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