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Old 03-12-2017, 07:44 AM   #1
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International 3800 wiring nightmares

I know- I have several threads, but I'm desperate.
I've pulled EVERY fuse I can find and CANNOT get the right widow wiper to stop. Does anyone know ANYTHING about how to get the wiper to not run the entire time the bus is running?
I've got a TON of folks wanting to buy this thing, and it starts this BS.
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cut the wire going to the right wiper and connect it to the left wiper so they work off one switch
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They're on one switch, it has two knobs.
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when do you have "showings?" im planning to drive back to florida tonight / tomorrow.. I can bring my meter and such with me ..

do your wipers have auto return? meaning when you turn the wipers off do they stop in the middle of the windshield or do they stop at the bottom? (when they work right)..

auto return used to beat my ass on old GM cars.. sometimes i could rap on the side of the motor assembly with a wrench head and it would disengage the cam that forced the motor to run until the wiper hit bottom..
on others its a switch that sticks.. in the motor assembly
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when do you have "showings?" im planning to drive back to florida tonight / tomorrow.. I can bring my meter and such with me ..

do your wipers have auto return? meaning when you turn the wipers off do they stop in the middle of the windshield or do they stop at the bottom? (when they work right)..

auto return used to beat my ass on old GM cars.. sometimes i could rap on the side of the motor assembly with a wrench head and it would disengage the cam that forced the motor to run until the wiper hit bottom..
on others its a switch that sticks.. in the motor assembly
-Christopher
I've got three guys coming today (supposedly) one weds, and one friday.
The wipers are self-returning. They worked 100% fine until the day the CC, Radio, and wipers started to act crazy. Sometimes the radio works, others it wont.
The only constant now is that the right wiper goes full blast if the engine is running. The left one comes on if I touch either wiper knob, also, but it will stop after a few wipes. The right side is going apeshit all the time.
Is there some computer thing that senses we've "entered" it without authorization or something?
If I'd known enabling CC could possibly affect any of this I'd have not worried with it. Maybe its not that at all.
I'm an idiot for buying this thing.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:41 AM   #6
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Sounds like it could be a stuck wiper relay.
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Sounds like it could be a stuck wiper relay.
Ok, thanks man. What do I do? replace it? hit it with a hammer?
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Ok, thanks man. What do I do? replace it? hit it with a hammer?


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Anyone know where that relay is? I'm looking...
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Look for the obvious first. Like remove the switch and check its connections. Then take an ohmeter and ring the switch out without any wires attached to see if it works properly. Maybe it is fed with a breaker if you can't find a fuse for it.
Isn't troubleshooting a blast?
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