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    Ahhh! Windscreen wipers

    My dad used my 505 today, and he's just shown me that the windscreen wipers won't turn off!

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    As long as the ignition is on, the wipers will keep moving. It has to be the switch as you can't adjust the speed either. Only thing that works is the squirter.

    Anyway, would it be repairable or should I go to a wreckers (next time I can will be Saturday) and get another one?
    Nick
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    Anyway, would it be repairable or should I go to a wreckers (next time I can will be Saturday) and get another one?
    Hey Nick,

    If you went to the wreckers, how much did a replacement cost? If they're not too pricey I might go and get one.

    Everything on my wiper switch works except the washers. They only work when you pull the stalk towards you so the wipers come on at the same time... OK I guess but I don't like having the wipers moving across the windscreen before there's water on it...

    Richard

    <small>[ 23 July 2002, 09:12 PM: Message edited by: silverexec ]</small>
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    The problem is the washers only work when you pull the stalk, which also turns on the wipers (Have I read this correctly?).

    That sounds normal. In most cars, you pull the stalk, the washers come on, and the wipers wipe (unless it's different on the 505). What I've noticed is that on the 307, the washers are slow to build up pressure, so the wipers sometimes start wiping before the washer sprays.

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    The problem was the wipers wouldn't turn off! They kept going as long as the ignition was on.

    Its all working again for no reason, but just so you know, in a 505 to turn the windscreen wipers on you push the stalk in (like you do to beep the horn on most Pugs), and then rotate the entire stick for the various speeds. If you pull the stick towards you or push it down it squirts and does a quick wipe

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    I just had a look in the manual:

    - To operate the windscreen washer ONLY, press the lever downwards;
    - Lightly pull the lever towards the steering wheel to operate the windscreen wipers for one wipe;
    - Pull the lever towards the wheel all the way to operate the wipers and washers together.

    My washers won't work if I press the lever down to operate ONLY the washers without the wipers.

    One thing that could explain all of this weird behaviour is that the switch is made by Lucas... (mine is anyway, don't know if all were...)
    - Richard

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    Ah see, there you have it! Your car has been cursed by "Lucas, Prince Of Darkness" as most Jag owners refer to "him".

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    Well, i know that in the wagon, you push the wiper lever down to operate the rear windscreen wiper, but in the sedan I always assumed it did nothing. I just pull it slightly forward to give it a quick wipe.
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    Does anyone's wiper switch actually work in the way it's mentioned in my manual? ie. pushing the lever down operates the washers only?
    - Richard

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    Earlier: 505 GTi Executive '85
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    I think mine does it, will have to check.
    Nick
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    As i say... It is there for the rear wiper on wagons! I'm sure you could wire it up to the washer pump easily enough, but why?
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    Pug505exec:
    I'm sure you could wire it up to the washer pump easily enough, but why?
    As Justin similarly mentioned, when I wash and wipe at the same time, the water takes a bit of time to build up pressure and actually squirt out. So the wipers are running across the dry windscreen for one or two wipes (which can cause fine scratches). I like to have the windscreen wet first before the wipers do their thing.

    Richard
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    Earlier: 505 GTi Executive '85
    - hence "Silver Exec"...
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