C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Electrical
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 11 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
Mid America Motorworks
Volunteer Vette Products
Bair's Corvettes

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
Featured Links

Buy Now
Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)
Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1968-1982 (Paperback)

Motor Trend - $5 for 12 issues.
Motor Trend
Only $5 for 12 issues.

Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)

Corvette Magazine - $19.99 for 8 issues
Corvette Magazine
Only $19.99 for 8 issues

| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
8/9/14 12:13pm - Original Message: '78 wiper switch removal'
Former Member
- Send Private Message

Eldridge, IA - USA

Have owned a 1966 Convertible, 1974 Convertible, 1988 35th Anniversary, 1997 Coupe. All have gone on to new owners. Presently own a 1978 white coupe with less then 10k original miles. It is a special ordered. L82 4 spd. with 11 options.

Joined: 4/26/2014
Posts: 27
Hello fellow members--- Needing to install a new wiper switch so I was hoping to get some guidance on this removal procedure. Have a pretty good idea how to remove the switch, but want to verify the steps. History---When I got this car, the wiper switch was hanging out of the dash. It appears that someone may have tried to pry it out and away from the dash, breaking the thin mounting plate in the process. Thankfully no damage was done to the dash. Also, the switch bezel was laying loose in the glove box. I have bought an NOS switch as well as retrieved the bezel from the glove box. So, my question is- how does the bezel stay fasten? Was it spot adhered to the dash in any way or "just pressure fitted" around the switch? From what I can tell, it is best to remove the steering wheel, drop the column and remove the tach/speedo cluster to gain access (and to gain more hand space) to the fastener that holds down the bracket and switch. But, when reading the Chevy shop manual, there is no mention about  removing the steering wheel and dropping the column, and, part of the procedure presented in the shop manual is removing the air duct and pulling the dash away to gain access to the wiper switch. So with those scenerios on mind, has anyone experienced this repair to guide me the best way as possible so I avoid the scratch and damage possibilities? I dont know why the present switch was messed with. This being a less then 10k mile original car didnt merit the fact that the wiper switch had to be removed, esp. when the wipers work ! But due to the bracket being busted, I need to replace the switch. So, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Jon

 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Electrical
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)

Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2018, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30