I have a newer NH tractor with cab that has a standard on/off windshield wiper that is either on or off. This is a huge pain in light rain or mist having to reach up to a ceiling mount toggled switch to turn on and off every 30 seconds or so. I have looked at used wiper control modules on the net but they all have multiple electrical connections for more modern cars and I am electrically challenged. Is there a simple older module I can get with just two wires that I can place in line with the current set up or is this wishfull thinking on my part? I desperately need intermittent wipers...Thanks....
I haven't looked myself but try JC Whitney.
Quality kits has a set up. qkits.com Part # MXA041. About $10.00
Radio Shack used to sell a kit for this, don't know if they still do or not.
Another option is a simple push button, it will start the wiper going for one sweep until it gets back to the park position.
Why not change the wiper motor to a vacuum unit from a 30's to 50's car?
They're fully adjustable and very intermittent
With an accessory vacuum tank they can last for a short while of full throttle driving, too.
Roger,With a modern tractor [Diesel] there is no or very little vacuum to be had. Bud in Wheeler.
Is this kit something that an electrically challenged person (like Michael and myself) can make work?
I have an old VW Rabbit that needs 'em too.
Why not just move the switch somewhere more convenient? It's rarely raining at just the right amount to match whatever intermittent pace. Just put it somewhere near the hand you want to use and bump it when you need it.
Check it out. It's just a time delay circuit board and comes with instructions. Ya' gotta learn sometime Pal! What could go wrong? (LOL) Just re-connect the wires you cut and you're back to square 1.
Yeah...I guess I shouldn't be such a weenie.
I'll give it a try.
Seth, I sometimes plow or mow 18 hours at a time and into night so turning a wiper switch on and off hundreds of time in a row is definitely a huge bother.
Charlie B., Thanks for the web site. I need to look at the schematics in my manual and see how many amps my wiper motor pulls. According to the site these units can get really hot if undersized and I would probably mount in the hollow ceiling where there is not much air movement. I did install the stereo unit myself without blowing anything up but more modern tractors are all computerized and they scare me when dealing with electrical/electronic components.
Look at the motor and see if a 73-79 ford pickup windshield wiper motor will fit.It is 2 speed.Then locate the factory intermediate box that came from ford,useally find the setup on ebay.
I did this to my f350 that only had 2 speed.I bought the stuff from ebay to make it intermediate.
Install a Lucas wiper motor out of an old English car. Your wipers will forever after be intermittent.
"With a modern tractor [Diesel] there is no or very little vacuum to be had"
Wrong, just check the intake side of the turbo.