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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Wiper motor wiring Reply with quote

Hi there

Can anyone tell me where the wiper motor earth wire should be grounded on the body of a June 1950 Beetle.

I have seen the wire grounded to the bracket where the wiper motor is mounted but that is only one photo in the gallery....

The car is freshly painted so i dont want to remove the paint only to find out later is should be grounded in a different position..

Any help / comments greatfully received....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture I found of supposedly original wires split convertible:

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It seems to show a ground wire on the wiper motor, with probably an M6 lug to the support bracket.

The first wiring harness I ever made (2003) I put in my '50 sunroof. I don't remember making a separate ground wire for the wiper motor and I no longer own the car so I can't go look at is. It is possible that it could ground itself via the motor housing/wiper mech frame/supporting bracket. In all the years since, and all the harnesses I have sold, I have never been asked about the wiper ground, until now by Ricky (who PM'ed me about it). That doesn't mean that they never existed or are needed.

I will keep looking through my pictures and see if I can get further verification of this. It looks like a simple black ground wire with an M6 ring lug, that I could add to my "Loose Wire" kit. So any other inputs on this are welcome.....!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is correct as seen in the picture. All my splits have it like that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: thanks... Reply with quote

Thanks very much...

Thats where I thought it, the only other photo in the gallery from a '49 shows the same place.

All I will say John is that I think it has a seperate earth wire not just grounded throu the wiper body because the og motor I have here has the two terminals and the old wires ( all be it cut off and short ) came out of both terminals...
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