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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me what these wires are???

The other day I was cruising down the road and smelled burning wires... I assumed it was my wipers (the motor goes bad every 6-8 months) so I pulled over and went to disconnect the wires under the dash and discovered these wires were the ones that were burning hot. I disconnected them and everything seems to be functional. What is the world are they for???


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Unread 09-10-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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The one in the middle looks like the brake switch plug, the one on the right is your steering column plug. I don't know what the left one is.
Good luck and check the wiper wiring for a short you shouldn't have to replace your wiper motor that often. I would look in the wiper switch for a short.
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Unread 09-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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does everything work and drive with out them
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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Everything appears to be functional (except for my wipers... I disconnected those... that's the wire you see at the tip of my index finger). I've had to replace the motor that often because I've had a nasty dash leak. I FINALLY found the source and fixed the leak but the damage was already done. I'm just not sure what the wires in my hand above go to. I thought they went to my dash but everything is as it should be.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:31 AM   #5
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On mine those are for the wiper.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:44 AM   #6
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Everything appears to be functional (except for my wipers... I disconnected those... that's the wire you see at the tip of my index finger). I've had to replace the motor that often because I've had a nasty dash leak. I FINALLY found the source and fixed the leak but the damage was already done. I'm just not sure what the wires in my hand above go to. I thought they went to my dash but everything is as it should be.
Go to this link for your dash leak, it tells where most all leaks come from, helped me fix mine.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...up-how-628941/
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Unread 09-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #7
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that's the wiring for your wiper switch. the right side runs up into the column, the left runs either to the wiper module, or the motor depending on which wiper system you have.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #8
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The wires that are in my hand above are not for my wipers. The wires that are detached from each other with black connectors just above my thumb and pointer finger are for my wipers...
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Unread 09-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #9
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They look like the connectors for the intermittent wiper module. I'll post a pic of mine shortly.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #10
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They look like the connectors for the intermittent wiper module. I'll post a pic of mine shortly.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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Below is a pic of a wiper intermitent module.
The gray plug in your hand looks very similiar to what is connected to the intermitent module pic below and also...when I googled the number on the wire ribbon (3077) I came up with a multi function switch topic from a few years back.
Visit that link and note that there apparently are two different part numbers noted and do a bit of research to make sure a P.O. hasn't substituted one for the other.

Good luck!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/p...-95-yj-330872/

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Unread 09-12-2011, 05:16 AM   #12
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I've owned this jeep for nearly 10 years so I'm not sure if the PO changed any of the wires. It would make sense though... my intermittent wipers haven't worked... ever. The only speeds I have are fast faster and the manual one at a time. Years ago my dad replaced some switch and he said he'd never do it again... apparently it was a pain. This ol jeep is a electrical nightmare. I'd love to take it to somewhere and just have them rewire the entire darn thing.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 03:50 PM   #13
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I've owned this jeep for nearly 10 years so I'm not sure if the PO changed any of the wires. It would make sense though... my intermittent wipers haven't worked... ever. The only speeds I have are fast faster and the manual one at a time. Years ago my dad replaced some switch and he said he'd never do it again... apparently it was a pain. This ol jeep is a electrical nightmare. I'd love to take it to somewhere and just have them rewire the entire darn thing.
Your intermittent wipers won't work. You need the "black box" that goes in between the big male and female plug.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #14
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Your intermittent wipers won't work. You need the "black box" that goes in between the big male and female plug.
I do? Huh.... you learn something new every day lol to the junk yard I go!
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Unread 09-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #15
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The wires in your hand(s) are for the wipers. normally an intermittent wiper module goes between them. I've seen them on ebay for 6 bucks or so. New they are 55 to 60. Someone has rewired something using the black plug above your thumb. That is a Molex plug not an OEM plug.

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