78 pickup windshield wipers

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  1. glitchinq

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    so everything is pretty much gone in the truck and i kind of need windshield wipers. is there any way i can wire them to a toggle twitch? where is the motor located?
     
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    Motor is located in the engine bay on the passenger side. Theres one plug with like 6 wires. One is + one is - and two others control the speed the last 2 idk what those do
     
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    You probably need a 3-position switch so you get the two speeds. The stock pull switch is 3 position on my 75. Wiper motor is located on passenger side firewall next to hood hinge.

    I was curious if anyone knows if it's possible to either add more wiper speeds with a new switch or speed up the stock motor? Even on "fast" they don't go very fast and it would be nice to be able to know its a possible upgrade wipers for those who want the feature.
     
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    thanks for the replies. im going to go ahead and wire this straight to the battery to see if it still works. my dash is pretty much completely gone so i had no clue how to turn them on lool
     
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    I bought a FSM on ebay a while back. It has a section for the wiper motor wiring. Not very detailed but it will give you something to work with. Il take a pic and post it later tonight
     
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    got a pic? id appreciate any help lol
     
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    Fck i completely forgot. Il try to post it tomorrow
     
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    I use a blower motor resistor to get different speeds from mine
     
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    Just a heads up, i tested mine and went off of this little diagram and i didnt need to use the "S" terminal(not sure what it does)

    Positive, ground, positive to the 1 and 2 For the speeds.
     
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    thank you so much this helped quite a bit
     
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    Can you elaborate on this?
     
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    When I got my truck it had no dashboard. I wanted wipers so I made an on-off switch for the wipers, but it ran so fast it looked as if the wiper blades may sling off. So I got a few blower motor resistors from the junkyard and ran the power going to the wipers through the resistor to cut down the voltage and slow the wipers down. I tried a few different resistors till I found the one I like . Then added a multi position switch to use the different high, medium, low speeds of the resistor. I will snap a few pics and post when I can
     
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    Wouldnt a rheostat(sp?) have done the same?
     
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    yea but blower motor resistors are easier to find in the junkyard
     

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