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Wiper Parking Problem
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:00:38 PM »

Hi all,

I've checked out the FAQs and MDs cheat sheet on MokeWerx but cant find the answer.  I've got the rotary switch and two speed motor.  All the wiring is ok and motor works from the switch fine in both speeds.  Initially the wipers wouldn't park when switched off and after a bit of spade connector fiddling, they now wont stop parking.  Even when the swtich is off, the motor keeps cycling to the parked position.  I'm guessing its the contacts but its only a guess.  Anyone know the solution?

Cheers Adrian

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Re: Wiper Parking Problem
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 08:13:24 PM »
If all the wiring is right and the switch is OK, then it is most likely the Parking Switch in the motor itself. It is reasonably accessible, it's under the small cover that's held in place with the 2 small screws over the terminals. I've had a few do just what you've described.

It's a little hard to describe what needs to be done (sorry, I've no pic of the switch), but if you take that cover off while it's still in the Moke and run it, you'll see the action of the parking switch. I've just bent the moving arm a little (key OFF!!) with some long nose pliers. Never fails, but just go easy.

And don't loose the insulating plate that goes inside the cover  ;)
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Re: Wiper Parking Problem
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 09:03:34 PM »
If all the wiring is right and the switch is OK, then it is most likely the Parking Switch in the motor itself. It is reasonably accessible, it's under the small cover that's held in place with the 2 small screws over the terminals. I've had a few do just what you've described.

It's a little hard to describe what needs to be done (sorry, I've no pic of the switch), but if you take that cover off while it's still in the Moke and run it, you'll see the action of the parking switch. I've just bent the moving arm a little (key OFF!!) with some long nose pliers. Never fails, but just go easy.

And don't loose the insulating plate that goes inside the cover  ;)

Thanks Spider - I'll give that a go tomorrow

Cheers Adrian

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Re: Wiper Parking Problem
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 05:50:09 PM »
That did the trick - all sorted

Thanks again Spider

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Re: Wiper Parking Problem
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 06:25:37 PM »
Great :)

and you're most welcome  8)
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Re: Wiper Parking Problem
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 02:34:51 PM »
Thats a shame. Thanks for letting me know Pete.

Good news though, I seemed to have solved my problem.  When previously testing the self park solution provided by Maddog, I did not have the wiper linkage connected, so there was no load on either of the motors.  I have since connected the linkage and the second motor is now parking properly too.  :)

While both Spider's and Maddog's solutions apparently work, I'd be interested in hearing people's thoughts whether one is "better" than the other?  My understanding of electrickery isn't sufficient to know...

Cheers, Graham
 

 

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