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post #1 of 8 Old 08-26-2013, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Factory wiper delay switch

Trying to finish up my restoration project and have factory delay wipers. I have all of the wires and the black box but not the switch that mounts in the dash. I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone have an extra one they would sell or can you tell me if in fact a switch from an early 80's truck will work?


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-28-2013, 08:09 PM
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I was able to buy one from NAPA a few years back. I imagine they can still get them.

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Go to Pick A Part and look for any 78 to about 87 Ford full size pickup truck with intermittent wipers. they are the same switch and same module/wiring harness.

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I have a few NOS ones but they're either sitting in my reserve, or being held as samples...trying to get them reproduced, but who knows if it'll happen.
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Go to Pick A Part and look for any 78 to about 87 Ford full size pickup truck with intermittent wipers. they are the same switch and same module/wiring harness.
I believe the wiring is slightly different on the Ford version.

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I believe the wiring is slightly different on the Ford version.
the switch is the same which is what the OP was after. The wiring is is the same but color coding is different. Also the Ford has one extra Wire in the module harness which is not needed for us CJ'ers.

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the switch is the same which is what the OP was after. The wiring is is the same but color coding is different. Also the Ford has one extra Wire in the module harness which is not needed for us CJ'ers.
Does anyone have any rock solid evidence of this? With a fair amount of searching it looks like unless you swap some wires the windshield washer won't work with the Ford parts. Also some other sources say the hole the switch passes thru is a different diameter, requiring modifications.

If it were truely that easy, the switches for the Fords are readily available thru the aftermarket for about $45 each

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Does anyone have any rock solid evidence of this? With a fair amount of searching it looks like unless you swap some wires the windshield washer won't work with the Ford parts. Also some other sources say the hole the switch passes thru is a different diameter, requiring modifications.

If it were truely that easy, the switches for the Fords are readily available thru the aftermarket for about $45 each
First off I don't use the washer circuit so I can't speak about that. but I am using an 86 CJ module with a Ford switch in my 7. Works fine for me. I did not have to do any mods to fit the switch into the dash. I even used the stock CJ nut and bezel. Only mod I had to do was connecting the module/harness into the dash harness. Mine was a 3 wire 2 spd from the factory. I also dewired the washer circuit from the module/harness.
When I was at the wreckers I grabbed 3 or 4 switches and modules out of early 80's Fords.

I do believe the 89 on switches are physically different in shaft length and mounting size.

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