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Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 am
by RiverPatrol
Sweet!

Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm
by Oddbod
Glad you liked it.
Next project is a half hood for the engine compartment.
This will be a challenge for sure...
I got it photo shopped for a start to see what it will look like and since I am happy with that look, I am now working out how I will approach this project.
Probably wont need the bead roller, but will probably need to renew old friendships with some sheet metal guys I know...

Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 8:48 pm
by Oddbod
I have started making the half hood, but since it is not electrical I will post progress on my bead roller thread, see link below.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5277&start=75

Re: wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:42 pm
by yitzac1990
Esteban wrote:Russ,

Thanks for the diagram. That might help others that will want to "update" the 2-motor wiper system to the single one.

I pulled out this morning some yellowish diagrams that I did years ago, when I was implementing a push switch (horn type) mounted on the shifter lever so I can actuate the wipers at will. A single touch will make them go one cycle and return to rest. It worked. Later on I replaced that with a wiper delay system from Hella.

Unfortunately I have not marked all the colors of the connectors at the switch and at the motor, so your sketch is great. I will add the following color key from the harness at the switch connector that you have in the upper right corner:

Park ---------> Y
Washer -----> LB
Speed 1 ----> LW
E (Ground) ---> B
Speed 2 ----> LR


Hello all, can anyone explain to me what the "Park" wire does? does it have something to do with an intermittent function of the wiper motor? Also, does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement windshield wiper switch for a 1969 patrol? The shaft pulled out of mine so its in-op :( thanks!

Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:25 pm
by Oddbod
Park is designed to get the wiper arms to stop in a predetermined position on the windshield so as to have them tucked out of the way and looking neat I guess.
Park means that the arms will always stop in the same position once the wiper switch/motor is turned OFF.

You probably have two options for a replacement switch.
Obviously, the best choice would be to find a NOS switch for sale, possibly on eBay which is a good start, but you must be persistent and not just look once and dismiss this lead if there are none listed the day you look.

Secondly, is to find a similar switch that will fit and work and just put your old knob on it.

I suppose a third option is just to replace it with whatever you can find that will get you out of trouble for now until what you seek turns up...

Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:07 pm
by yitzac1990
thanks a lot! How would one wire up the switch and motor when starting from scratch? I got rid of ALL the chassis wiring on my 69 patrol so I could put all fresh, clean, good wiring in.

And after looking through my switches, I think I do have a good wiper switch. It seems a previous owner cut off the original connector (6 slots with 5 pins) and sloppily soldered on a different connector (6 slot with 6 pins). I fixed the bad solder job and got it nice and neat. stupid question: the wiper switch has a "rotate" function on the knob for the washer nozzle function, correct?

I think the busted switch that I have is actually the headlight switch...i found the knob and push rod and ill try to attempt to repair it, or find something else to replace it.

Re: Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:43 pm
by Oddbod
It sure sounds like you are on to it yitzac.
Slow and easy I always say will get you thru...

Maybe somebody else more familiar with early Nissan cars and Patrols would know if all switches came with the washer function in the switch.
I have a suspicion that they did not, but I am no expert...

I have seen a headlight switch used as a wiper switch years ago in another vehicle, I guess you got to run with what you some times.
Not pretty but it did give the guy wipers.

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:50 pm
by Oddbod
Only if anybody is interested, I am getting my carpets made up now and hope to have my seats etc installed once the carpet is installed.
I'll post pic's later.

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:29 am
by Oddbod
Carpet pretty much done now, seat install to follow soon.
This new computer with Widows 10 software is not helping my posting progress.
Change for change sake is one thing that just gets right up my nose...

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 am
by RiverPatrol
New Windows doesn't like the forum period. I have people contacting me frequently because they can't even complete the registration page. I have to tell them to use a different browser or device. :roll:

Carpet looks fabulous!

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:17 am
by Oddbod
Thanks RP for the tip with Windows, it sure would not be my first choice if I had any others.
Yes, carpets really do give it that finished look.
I have just about got the seats in place.
I had a hold up as I wanted to install a fire extinguisher on the rear trim panel behind the passengers seat.
There are few location choices and it seems reachable for the driver who generally would be the first to respond if required and not that difficult for the passenger as well.
I wanted it raised above floor level for ease of access and also so if any items were to be stored behind the seats they would not get in each others way.
I had to remove the trim and fabricate a small frame and install it securely with metal for the extinguisher bolts to mount onto.
That now is done and I am trying to install my steering wheel and have discovered several splines on the shaft head had been bruised and needed touching up with a small hand file.
My steering wheel is not seating all that well even after the touch up and I will need to see what is the issue.
In the meantime, I have found that my horn button that sits in the center of the steering wheel is too fiddly to install and remove should the center nut to the steering wheel need to be accessed, so I plan to machine up a aluminium plug that will fit the center of the steering wheel and also accept the horn button being pressed into hence removing the need to undo 6 small bolts to reach the center nut.

All fun and games, just the kind of stuff that fights you right up to the finish line...

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:50 am
by Oddbod
I've had a battery hooked up to this vehicle for about the past 2+ years now with a trickle charger maintaining it all this time.
I have regularly started the engine and have never had a low or flat battery issue to date.
Flat batteries can be and have been an issue for me in the past what with not using and driving my vehicles as regularly as I would have liked.

To this end I have been thinking about a standard setup for my vehicles whereby I can quickly plug in a trickle charger.
Currently I am leaning towards installing an after market cigarette lighter socket under my vehicle and attaching the plug in (male) end of the to my trickle charger.
None of my vehicles have dash mounted cigarette lighter sockets and I don't smoke anyways so it has never been something that I required.

With my current project in mind I plan to install the receiver socket on the inside of my chassis rail, so I can just bend down and plug in my charger and easily remove.
They come with a weather proof cap which should work OK for my needs since I am not going off road or 4WD-ing.

I know there are many trickle chargers out there and they range hugely in price and I feel one is left scratching ones head when trying to make a choice when ready to purchase.
Personally, I have used a brand called "Powertech" and I am very happy with it and have since purchased another identical for my other hot rod that requires battery maintenance.

I don't know my ass from my elbow when it comes to this stuff really, but feel I may have been lucky to score a good make and model first up.
The model or cat number as it says on the unit is MB-3526 but may not be available in everybody's neck of their woods.
After making further inquiries at my local electronics store the guys there tell me it is a pretty darn good and reliable brand so I figure I'll stick with them now.

I just checked on eBay as I thought I might post a link, but do not see any listed either in the USA or my home here in Australia.
A new item from memory cost me locally approx. $50, but only 2 weeks ago I found a new/used item identical for $25 incl postage.
So there are deals to be had from time to time.

I hope this maybe helpful to anybody contemplating such a setup.

Like I said, I intend to cut off the -ve & +ve tongs and install the cigarette male fitting.
I'll be using these items;
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Auto-Car-Ci ... 2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Car-12V-Wat ... 4335006729

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring PLUS

PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:48 am
by Esteban
I bought 10 years ago a DieHard Battery Charger & Maintainer that does the same as you described. It was aimed initially for a car that's notorious for the electrical gremlins that are generated with a low battery during startup. It did help, but all the issues were gone when I switched to an AGM type battery for that car.

One of the best features of this little battery charger is that it supplies only 2A, so it provides a slow charge for a battery that has gone dead or is low on charge.

There's another make, Battery Tender, that has because sort of a brand name to describe all these gadgets. The DieHard was on sale so I chose that one.

The battery on my Patrol has now over 15 years! Every year I run the maintainer for about 2 days straight, and the battery is good to go.

Your idea of permanently installing the socket at an accessible place is great. With the Patrols, sometimes just due to laziness when don't open the battery compartment and the seat on top.

Re: Cadflat Hot Rod G60 wiper motor to switch wiring PLUS

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:10 pm
by Oddbod
Esteban, nice choice of charger/maintainer and it already comes with the cigarette attachment.
Sadly, these items are not sold in Australia from what I can tell.
I did an ebay search and found them to be available at Aussie $58 plus $30 postage from the USA.
Not good value as most of that money is lost on conversion and postage.