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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011, 03:01:20 PM »
I know of a yard around here that has several eagles, two of which have my same interior color, and column mount intermittent wipers. The long thin connector at the base of the column under the dash is where that wiring connects to the main block, I remember every cavity had a wire in it on that junkyard eagle with the intermittent control, and mine only has a few cavities with wires in them, so i'm sure it's probably plug and play. Question is what to do about the dash mounted one.... I could always delete that and put a driving light switch in its place.... or maybe an activation button for a mystery anti-theft system........underbody flamethrowers have had some success.... >:D
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 05:11:36 PM »
AMC only used the dash mounted switch in their cars.   Not sure about Jeep.  We have a write up in the Eaglepedia.  Its a fairly simple upgrade.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 05:23:32 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.

Ok, got ya. But what I said was, that the turn signal/wiper control stalk from any saginaw column might screw into Eagle column, where the turn signal stalk screws in.


Tougeagle: Are you sure it wasn't cruise control instead of wiper control. AMC mounted their cruise control on a fatter turn signal stalk. Like IE said, AMC only used dash mounted wiper controls.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 08:35:07 PM »
Ammachine390 if you try it let us know.

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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 04:51:52 AM »
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.

Ok, got ya. But what I said was, that the turn signal/wiper control stalk from any saginaw column might screw into Eagle column, where the turn signal stalk screws in.


Tougeagle: Are you sure it wasn't cruise control instead of wiper control. AMC mounted their cruise control on a fatter turn signal stalk. Like IE said, AMC only used dash mounted wiper controls.

I could have sworn it was for wipers, but you may very well be right :) If so, that makes life even easier.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011, 08:59:34 AM »
the wiper control mounted on the turn signal stick is a pain to wire in ....... when i replaced one in a cutlass i had i could only get low and high to work.  I stick to the stock unit if I had to put delay wipers in an eagle.  On a side note it took me weeks to figure out i had delay wipers in my wagon because i never tried to move the wiper switch left rather than right 
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011, 01:10:46 PM »
the wiper control mounted on the turn signal stick is a pain to wire in ....... when i replaced one in a cutlass i had i could only get low and high to work.  I stick to the stock unit if I had to put delay wipers in an eagle.  On a side note it took me weeks to figure out i had delay wipers in my wagon because i never tried to move the wiper switch left rather than right 

LOL, exactly what happened to me. I turned it by mistake thinking I wasturning on the domw light without looking.Never knew it had intermittent wipers.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011, 02:36:51 PM »
Ok, if I change the wiper switch on my 88 will that remedy my washer problem? It squirts once and then quits. Dash mounted switch.
that could be the pump on the washer bottle.  take a lest light or a muti meter and hit the washers and see if you have power to the pump and it you keep getting power
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 02:39:30 PM »
Not sure about that. I would test it with a voltmeter at the connector of the washer motor and have someone else push the button. If there is a positive every time the button is pushed then the washer motor may be on it's way out.
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 06:29:43 PM »
If I change over to intermittent, will the wipers sweep automatically when I squirt the windshield or do I still turn them on? I'm hoping I still turn them on, I hate automatic sweep, seems to always turn one or two times too many...
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 06:58:32 PM »
If I change over to intermittent, will the wipers sweep automatically when I squirt the windshield or do I still turn them on? I'm hoping I still turn them on, I hate automatic sweep, seems to always turn one or two times too many...
you'll still have to turn them on
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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 08:55:30 PM »
If I change over to intermittent, will the wipers sweep automatically when I squirt the windshield or do I still turn them on? I'm hoping I still turn them on, I hate automatic sweep, seems to always turn one or two times too many...
you'll still have to turn them on

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Re: has anyone added intermitent wiper control to and eagle?
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2011, 08:10:11 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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As others have posted, it's not to difficult.

nope.  it's a control module 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.

On the intermittent wipers there is a ground wire that goes from the switch and usually grounds to the headlight switch.  With that ground disconnected only high works.
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