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post #1 of 18 Old 11-17-2019, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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YJ wiper upgrade

I did a search but was getting too deep into it. I'm sure my question is in there somewhere but, not finding a thread I thought I'd ask...

After getting a new 4.0 motor installed in the YJ I'm still motivated to keep going to making it better. My non tilt steering column is the next issue and I'd like to replace it with a tilt...The Jeep is a base model with no frills so my question is if I get a tilt column the wiper switch will most likely have a intermittent setup. If I change to the tilt column can I change the wiper motor, I have a TJ wiper motor, and add a different relay and end up with intermittent wipers?
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-17-2019, 09:23 AM
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you need the intermittant control module that goes under the dash, not the motor

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The intermittent wipers are controlled by a little box under the dash, it's velcro'd on to a little plate. The box is plentiful in the bone yards on XJ's and simply plugs between the plug from the column and the dash. So,,,, if the box were to go bad, you'd have no wipers, unplug the box and plug the harness back together you have wipers but no delay.

**EDIT** Didn't see the other reply. Yep, that's the box you need.

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I have the module but am not sure how it hooks up. Is there a special harness between the wiper motor and the column wiring harness?

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I have the module but am not sure how it hooks up. Is there a special harness between the wiper motor and the column wiring harness?

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Not a special harness, just a plug that connects two sets of wiring, the box goes between. I don't know how deep it's tucked in without the box. With the box it's barely above the bottom edge of the dash on the driver side, wide flat plug.

You have to have the multifunction switch in the column that has the delay function as well for it to work.

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you need the intermittant control module that goes under the dash, not the motor

https://www.ebay.com/p/1537458527?ii...xoC9rcQAvD_BwE
That's awesome news! Thanks to all of you! I have access to a rolled over XJ I'm going to grab it tomorrow. I think I'll also grab the column out of it too. Wrangler columns are like finding hens teeth. I found a post that goes through how to mod it to fit the Wrangler. Here it is If your interested.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Jee...g-Column-Swap/

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Early Chevy S-10’s are the same Saginaw column as the YJ if I’m not mistaken. Might try looking into that instead if modding XJ one.
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Early Chevy S-10’s are the same Saginaw column as the YJ if I’m not mistaken. Might try looking into that instead if modding XJ one.
No mods needed? It just bolts in? Would you know what years to look for?

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No mods needed? It just bolts in? Would you know what years to look for?
That column was used in a multitude of GM vehicles but the closest match is first generation S-10. Bolts right in. I think I may have had to drill a hole where it bolts to the firewall but nothing else. Wiring harness plugs right in.

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While you’re at it, stock YJ wipers are 12 inch. 13 inch will fit; and you wouldn’t think so, but it’s a world of difference to go to the 13 inch wiper. They’ve become a little more difficult to find but they’re available or a very busy part store will have them in stock

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That column was used in a multitude of GM vehicles but the closest match is first generation S-10. Bolts right in. I think I may have had to drill a hole where it bolts to the firewall but nothing else. Wiring harness plugs right in.
Believe it or not we don't have any junk yards around here. Looking at columns on eBay, not too thrilled at what some of them look like and what they want for a tilt column. SteeringColumnsGalore.com is on of the places I've checked into. For the price of some of the eBay columns I can spend the same money and get a complete rebuilt with new keys and even painted to the color of my interior. I may just pull the trigger and get one of theirs.

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Believe it or not we don't have any junk yards around here. Looking at columns on eBay, not too thrilled at what some of them look like and what they want for a tilt column. SteeringColumnsGalore.com is on of the places I've checked into. For the price of some of the eBay columns I can spend the same money and get a complete rebuilt with new keys and even painted to the color of my interior. I may just pull the trigger and get one of theirs.
where do all the old cars go?

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where do all the old cars go?
They go to heaven. That is except for demonic Chrysler models.

I know a guy that usedta drive to NC, SC, and TN and bring back rust free junkyard pickup beds for stuff in demand up here. NC has junkyards.

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Believe it or not we don't have any junk yards around here. Looking at columns on eBay, not too thrilled at what some of them look like and what they want for a tilt column. SteeringColumnsGalore.com is on of the places I've checked into. For the price of some of the eBay columns I can spend the same money and get a complete rebuilt with new keys and even painted to the color of my interior. I may just pull the trigger and get one of theirs.
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They go to heaven. That is except for demonic Chrysler models.

I know a guy that usedta drive to NC, SC, and TN and bring back rust free junkyard pickup beds for stuff in demand up here. NC has junkyards.
There are plenty of Junkyards here in NC, but im sure in the western part of the state where Wally is from there arent as many or very remote to get to. There are some good ones and then some that think everything they have is plated in gold and want too much for them.

If you are looking use car-part.com and see what is around in your area, there might just be some hidden. Some Yards will box and ship to you for a small fee so thats an option as well.

Best of luck finding a column.


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where do all the old cars go?
Along with Obama care we had cash for clunkers.

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