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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Where is my wiper motor switch? Reply with quote

Let me point out the obvious... I'm new.


Where would I find the switch for the wiper motor?


Headlights - Check
Emergency flashers - Check
Turn Signals - Check
Horn - Check
This switch under the dash by the key, that lights up a green light in the cluster - Check

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Year, model?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1969 beetle 1600cc sp
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my 68 is on the dash board my 73 is on the right side steering column.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a '69 it should be in the center of the dash right below the windshield.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome thanks.

yeah my wiper logo is missing on the knob... go figure.

THanks for showing me the picture!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get replacements for the middle of the knob.
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C16%2D111%2D255
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The switch under the dash by your key is for the rear window defrost Very Happy

If yours is original and actually works consider it a rarity (the defrost grid that is, not the switch)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take care with that "switch under the dashboard that lights up a green light in the cluster". I believe it's your rear defroster switch. If you leave it on, all the time, you may drain your battery.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No risk of that, they are only powered when the ignition is on.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RTFM Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm? I've heard that leaving the defroster switch on for long periods (despite the fact that it's only powered while the ignition is on) will drain the battery. Especially if you're also using the wipers, blower fan, headlights--and all that.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
RTFM Wink


Laughing

Also the wiper knob insert will only stay in the knob if it has the backing ring. I've never actually seen one before. My 69 came with quarters for insert. PO literally put quarters in the knobs. Who does that?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lustig69 wrote:
Glenn wrote:
RTFM Wink


Laughing

Also the wiper knob insert will only stay in the knob if it has the backing ring. I've never actually seen one before. My 69 came with quarters for insert. PO literally put quarters in the knobs. Who does that?



Maybe he traveled a lot of toll roads Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need the insert to make the knob work? I tried pulling on it like the Headlights and it won't pull out... but it does unscrew.

Thanks for all the responses!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tig22 wrote:
Do you need the insert to make the knob work? I tried pulling on it like the Headlights and it won't pull out... but it does unscrew.

Thanks for all the responses!

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