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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 04:13:28 PM »
Your missing a rear defrost switch and rear wiper switch. why there is 3 holes idk

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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 04:17:22 PM »
Funny, it doesn't seem to have a defroster and there is definitely no rear wiper.  ???
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 04:23:10 PM »
I did find this one piece of plastic that fits in that area, but it has a slit in it around the area where the three holes are which lead me to think something was there at one time or another.
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 07:43:20 PM »
Just an update on how things are going with my Eagle. I took the headers and the pipe connected to that off so I could clean the engine off well and replace the gasket. We managed to find an aluminum valve cover for a fair price and ordered it. We charged the battery and this battery doesn't fit in the holder and was just sitting on the edge so we cut a piece of wood to put in the battery holder to make it stable. Still lots more to do.

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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2012, 07:22:32 PM »
Your missing a rear defrost switch and rear wiper switch. why there is 3 holes idk

If you had just the defroster it went in the center hole. If you had wipers and defroster it used the two outer holes. A plastic cover went over it. I forget what the 80 did with the pushbutton and light. The toggle defroster has a protrusion that locks into the top notch to prevent it from twisting.

The DIN radio is nice.
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 10:33:29 AM »
Ok, I did a search.

This is an early style:
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=37531.0

This is the single center later style like my 87 sedan:
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=36162.0
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=36361.0

This is the double layout for defrost and wiper/washer in the later style:
http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=36215.0
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 12:55:19 PM »
The control for the wipers is under the headlight knob on the left side of the dash. There is a defroster for the front windshield built into the climate controls. There is no wiper for the rear window and I don't think there is a defroster there. Maybe there was some sort of delete plate there?
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2012, 02:05:28 PM »
That's odd for a Limited, I thought they all got rear wipers and rear defrosters, and it would be strange not to at least have the rear defroster. Perhaps it's a different glass or back hatch and an owner removed the switches?

I'm sure there is a delete plate for it, though. Base and fleet vehicles could be bought without both features.
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2012, 02:56:27 PM »
That's odd for a Limited, I thought they all got rear wipers and rear defrosters

All Limited meant was it got leather seats. My Limited came with almost no other options. I did get a rear defroster though...but for some reason it isn't working.

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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2012, 07:58:40 PM »
There is a piece of plastic that goes over it, but it's bent, has a slit in it, and looks sort of nasty. Not worrying about that now, have to get the car put back together and running first.  :P I'm not sure if it has a rear defroster or not. I see nothing that would lead me to believe that it does. Definitely does not have a rear wiper.
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2012, 08:23:37 AM »
I have but one question....does the tachometer work??
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2012, 02:21:23 PM »
All Limited meant was it got leather seats. My Limited came with almost no other options. I did get a rear defroster though...but for some reason it isn't working.
Well, you learn something new all the time. I had to troubleshoot mine as well; I had a bad ground.

There is a piece of plastic that goes over it, but it's bent, has a slit in it, and looks sort of nasty. Not worrying about that now, have to get the car put back together and running first.  :P I'm not sure if it has a rear defroster or not. I see nothing that would lead me to believe that it does. Definitely does not have a rear wiper.

It was just the standard grid type, so it should be obvious. They make kits for the glass but I bet you could find someone who has a hatch you could transplant the glass from if you wanted one. I don't know how people lived without them.
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 06:13:08 PM »
I have but one question....does the tachometer work??


Yes it does. I was very surprised to find a wagon with one. They seem to be a rare feature. Do they have a bad reputation or something?

BenM, a Key West sticker is all that's on the rear window, nothing else. I'm not going to worry too much about having a defroster for now. There are other things that need to be done. The hatch is missing the  :amc: AMC badge. Is there anyone on here that has one or knows where to get one?
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2012, 10:24:36 PM »
Just got an aluminum valve cover in the mail today and a NOS AMC badge is on it's way. Once school is out of the way (one more week to go) I plan on spending a whole weekend to get her back on the road.  :)
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Re: My First Car: A 1986 AMC Eagle Wagon Limited
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2012, 08:50:09 PM »
A question I've been wondering about. What is the towing capacity on eagles?
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