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has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:59:17 PM »
hi,

we have and 81 eagle. we would love add intermitant wipers? is this hard? anyone know what parts will do the trick?

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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 06:02:54 PM »
nope, it's not hard.  it's a control module (black box with wires and two connectors) that plugs into the back of the switch (switch also has to be intermitted.)  then you plug the cable to that.  

I think mine is fried (intermitted wipers are screwed) so only the high speed works.  I'm pulling mine out.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 06:16:44 PM »
I just added intermittent wipers to my 1980 Concord back in December.  It's an easy plug-and-play installation, no modification of wiring or anything like that required.

All you need is an intermittent switch and the control module that goes with it.  You just remove your old switch, disconnect it from the wiring harness at the big semi-circular connector, and install the new switch/module combo in its place.

When I did mine, I guess I should have slowed down a bit and taken some pictures along the way for a future "how to" tutorial.  It's all back together now though, and I'm not about to take it all apart again.  ;)
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 07:56:46 PM »
I just added intermittent wipers to my 1980 Concord back in December.  It's an easy plug-and-play installation, no modification of wiring or anything like that required.

All you need is an intermittent switch and the control module that goes with it.  You just remove your old switch, disconnect it from the wiring harness at the big semi-circular connector, and install the new switch/module combo in its place.

When I did mine, I guess I should have slowed down a bit and taken some pictures along the way for a future "how to" tutorial.  It's all back together now though, and I'm not about to take it all apart again.  ;)

Is this the steering column mounted intermittent switch, or dash mounted..? I have the two speed dash mounted switch, and would love to convert to column mount...
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 09:58:33 PM »
Obscurity, I think it was, had a post about this recently, and there have been other write ups.  You might do a little searching.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 01:05:24 AM »
I'll definitely have to do that. I know a steering column isn't a huge deal to do, but I'm gonna avoid that if at all possible... Another one of those times when I wished I had snagged some parts off that Eagle identical to mine at the yard two years ago...I would have grabbed the column then
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 01:27:10 AM »
I'll definitely have to do that. I know a steering column isn't a huge deal to do, but I'm gonna avoid that if at all possible... Another one of those times when I wished I had snagged some parts off that Eagle identical to mine at the yard two years ago...I would have grabbed the column then

GM put turn signal stalk mounted wiper controls on a lot of their cars that use the same steering column. If you could find something like a late 80s Olds Cutlass in the junkyard, you could probably get the parts and just rewire them to the eagle, which should be really easy compared to hooking up and efi system. I assume that the turn signal stalk would screw into the AMC column with no mods, just a guess on that though.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 01:28:22 AM »
There must be some kind of dash mouted stock one.The Money Pit II has one,it looks stock and is where the regular one would go.Turned to the left is intermittent and right is low/high.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 08:40:00 AM »
IIRC the wiper switch in the eagle is the same one that was used on the 80's Ford F Series trucks
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 09:20:36 AM »
I'll definitely have to do that. I know a steering column isn't a huge deal to do, but I'm gonna avoid that if at all possible... Another one of those times when I wished I had snagged some parts off that Eagle identical to mine at the yard two years ago...I would have grabbed the column then

GM put turn signal stalk mounted wiper controls on a lot of their cars that use the same steering column. If you could find something like a late 80s Olds Cutlass in the junkyard, you could probably get the parts and just rewire them to the eagle, which should be really easy compared to hooking up and efi system. I assume that the turn signal stalk would screw into the AMC column with no mods, just a guess on that though.

I got a column from a concord that was a wrong size for a eagle

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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 10:53:21 AM »
It is even in the How To's in the Eaglepedia:

http://www.amceaglenest.com/~iowaeagl/guide/index.php?title=Wiper_Switch_Replacement/Upgrade

If you search the famous bay for "ford F150 wiper delay" you will have several hits showing the same set up as in the Eaglepedia.
I think that several members here sell them as a upgrade.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 12:37:47 PM »
I got a column from a concord that was a wrong size for a eagle

Probably has to do with the fact that most Concords have column shift and all Eagles came with floor shifts.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 12:59:49 PM »
I got a column from a concord that was a wrong size for a eagle

Probably has to do with the fact that most Concords have column shift and all Eagles came with floor shifts.

Not what I was saying. However this was floorshift not column.

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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2011, 02:26:58 PM »
I got a column from a concord that was a wrong size for a eagle

Probably has to do with the fact that most Concords have column shift and all Eagles came with floor shifts.

Not what I was saying. However this was floorshift not column.

Sorry, I was a bit confused. What exactly were you saying?
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2011, 02:32:35 PM »
Someone mentioned any old saginaw column would work. I was saying it would not. Atleast that is how I interpretted what another was saying. No need for apoligies. Haha together we get all info out.

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