Odd Problem #587 (Wipers)

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Thu Jun 27 16:38:29 EDT 2002

At 9:45 AM -0700 6/27/02, maximum at weetamoo.com wrote:
>I seem to recall this issue being brought up before but can't
>find any references to it.
>Wipers work fine... intermittant, slow, fast, full sweep..all the way down,
>all the way up.
>However, when it comes time to stop... they stop about 1/3 of the way up
>from the bottom of the sweep (remember, they do still sweep all the way to
>the bottom so it's not a question of taking off the wipers and adjusting
>So, is there a way to reset where they stop under God?

I think I know exactly what you're talking about...once you turn 'em
off, they don't retract all the way.

The wiper's functions are controlled similar to how a rotary volume
control works, or a rotary encoder...little contacts sweep across
resistive material or conductive tracks.

Problem is that with use, certain areas of the track get crucked up,
stop conducting etc.

Probably what you(and I) are looking at is removing the wiper motor,
disassembly, cleaning of the conductive tracks, clean up the gearing
etc...and throw it all back together.

I'll take a peek in the Bentley to see what removal involves, I might
be able to tackle it today.

Stay tuned!

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