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4/1/14 7:34pm - Original Message: 'wiper delay module location'
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Only answer this if you know off the top of your head not if you have to go check because I am soooo lazy, I haven't bothered to look for myself!Embarrassed  Why should you and not me?

One of the last things I checked before putting the car into hibernation was the wipers.  They didn't work.  At the time I was to annoyed to check into it, not even to pull the fuse.  So, i'm doing some info gathering before I dig into it.  Worst case is I forget the whole thing and slather some rainX on the windshield and be done with it!LOL







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3/24/14 3:38pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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IF your car has the intermittent wipers, the module should be on the fuse box(at least it is on the earlier cars). It actually takes the place of the wiper fuse....it's just a small circuit board. I have pics of one somewhere, but prolly won't be able to find them.

Otay...scratch that...Embarrassed The '80-'82 cars had a different set-up. Looks like it plugs into the harness at the bottom of the steering column.....not really sure, tho. Heck, it might be out under the hood, next to the wiper motor....Wacko



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3/24/14 5:16pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Are you suggesting, Sir, that I actually have to go out to the car and search for it myself!  I thought you folks in Texas were helpful!LOL

That pic does show what the darn thing is supposed to look like.  I can't picture anything like that under the hood from memory so that's probably where it's located!

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3/24/14 6:51pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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I know in the 80 the module is located in the rear compartment. On my 79, it is located under the center console. Hope that helps.

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3/24/14 7:45pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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This is from Lectric Limited. 
It is a new and improved design. Much better than the old design which is hard to find and very expensive. It is designed and made in the USA. I'll probably get one of these soon and keep it on hand when mine decides to quit.


1980-82 Corvette - Part # 14016250 - $110

Note: 1980-82 Corvette Intermittent Windshield Wiper Module
is located in the jack compartment, behind the passenger-side seat.

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3/24/14 8:57pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Sarge81 said:
This is from Lectric Limited. 
It is a new and improved design. Much better than the old design which is hard to find and very expensive. It is designed and made in the USA. I'll probably get one of these soon and keep it on hand when mine decides to quit.


1980-82 Corvette - Part # 14016250 - $110

Note: 1980-82 Corvette Intermittent Windshield Wiper Module
is located in the jack compartment, behind the passenger-side seat.



Yup!!  The ole "Sarge" is correct.  What an amazing place to put it!!!!!  lol

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3/24/14 9:15pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Sarge81 said:
This is from Lectric Limited. 
It is a new and improved design. Much better than the old design which is hard to find and very expensive. It is designed and made in the USA. I'll probably get one of these soon and keep it on hand when mine decides to quit.


1980-82 Corvette - Part # 14016250 - $110

Note: 1980-82 Corvette Intermittent Windshield Wiper Module
is located in the jack compartment, behind the passenger-side seat.


OK, that is one dumb location.  I'll give it a shot.  Hopefully it's just the fuse...no way in hell

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3/24/14 9:27pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Tanx Sarge!Thumbs Up I have the Service Manual here at home, but I was at werk at the time, and goin from my quickly fading memory.... LOL


btw...one of you fellers with the '80-'82 cars should take a pic of that thing and it's location, and post it, for future reference. Wink





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3/25/14 2:03am - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Adams' Apple said: Tanx Sarge!Thumbs Up I have the Service Manual here at home, but I was at werk at the time, and goin from my quickly fading memory.... LOL


btw...one of you fellers with the '80-'82 cars should take a pic of that thing and it's location, and post it, for future reference. Wink








You want me to post a picture??  Picture in your Texan minds eye that space behind the passenger by the jack!!

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3/25/14 5:39am - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Always happy to help out when I can. I remember seeing that module when I was putting in a new power antenna relay. It's weird that they put that back there. But then again, they did a few weird things on the '80-'82 vettes. 

Hopefully it's just a fuse, but if that delay module quits you have no wipers. Here is a cheap alternative from lectric limited if you don't mind giving up the "delay" feature.

VMA8082WW 
INTERMITTENT WINDSHIELD WIPER MODULE BYPASS HARNESS, Note: Connects to Dash Harness to bypass intermittent windshield wiper module. $17.00


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3/25/14 7:34am - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Thanks Sarge.  I don't mind losing the intermittent option of the wipers, until I need it.

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3/25/14 8:29am - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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Interesting topic.  My delay will quit working but somehow work again later...maybe a year later.   Granted I might only see rain with it once a year or so and if the switch is on vacation, Rainex keeps the windshield clear enough.  I purchased a new dashboard switch decades ago but have never attemped to try to replace it..... it's tight up there in upper reaches of that dash.  Good to know it's in the back.   

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johnu said: I purchased a new dashboard switch decades ago but have never attemped to try to replace it..... it's tight up there in upper reaches of that dash.  Good to know it's in the back.   



Yes, very tough to get to.  I had my dash recovered with the same leather the seats were done so they would match.  Unfortunately, it's starting to separate from the top of the dash.  If we get good enough weather and the rest of the projects on the car are done before the trip I might repaint the car.  I'm going to pull the interior and I'll fix it then.  I hate to just pull it to fix the leather, it's a real PIA.

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Ya, really! The earlier cars had it on the fuse box....not the easiest place to get to, and it was apparently really easy to kick! 

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4/1/14 12:49pm - Reply: 'Re: wiper delay module location'
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OK here is where I'm at on the wipers.  Started the car up for the first time(it did start right up) checked the wipers again and nothin' except I could here the relay clickingSmile.  I checked the voltage going to the wiper motor and it read 11.88Smile.  I pulled the motor and ran a couple of wires to it off the battery and it ran...OK,Angry now what?  I put it back in  and hooked it up and no goAngry.  So this is what I'm reading on the volt meter***I know NOTHING about this crazy lectricity magic***except don't lick any plugs!

On the 3 wire plug, wire colors are Brown, Tan and Green(?). Then a black ground single female plug.

volt readings:
Black to Brown 12
Black to Tan 0
Black to Green 12
Brown to Green 0
Brown to Tan 12
Tan to Green 12

I may also have a bad alternator.  I'm gonna pull it and have it tested.
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Any of these help?
 
 


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Yep, thanks John.  I test it out later this week.

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