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Create a flick wipe?

PostPost by: vincereynard » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:08 pm

Toad's headlamp dip switch has a built in flasher function. This was disconnected as some point, presumably 'cos its a bit useless.

Could I use this to create a flick wipe? Brown wire from the switch (permanent live) to the existing wiper switch?

Contacts 4/5 are the return to park circuit? Therefore 2 or 3 would be the one to use?

See any problems with this?
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PostPost by: TBG » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:44 pm

I have a starter button thingy that is wired into the wiper park circuit mounted on an auxiliary panel under the right hand side of the dashboard. One press - one wipe. Simples!! :lol:

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:47 pm

A battery to 3 ( fast ) on the wipermotor will set it off ( 4 on the switch , I think ) , mine was red/yellow or Light green.

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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:57 pm

TBG wrote:I have a starter button thingy that is wired into the wiper park circuit mounted on an auxiliary panel under the right hand side of the dashboard. One press - one wipe. Simples!! :lol:

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Go on them TBG..
You got me
"Strobes" ??
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:25 am

Ah you noticed!! Strobes - yes well I do have a problem growing up and years ago I got so fed up with motor homes blocking the roads in the Alps and other mountain roads I thought that I would try a few mods to aid attention getting! I already have a set of old Italian police horns, two note alternating, and also fitted two triple alternating white strobes behind the grill. All illegal I know but it does work!! Strobes from Whelan in the USA. :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:52 am

That reminds me , I had two spots fitted behind the grill , with two flick switches on the centre console , on in the up position and on ( spring loaded ) in the down position , below the two white lamps in the picky.

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Deft flicking of the first and index finger shifted most vehicles in front...

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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:49 am

I just rely on Joe Lucas for strobing lamps and intermittent horns :lol:
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Uncle Jo - The Prince of Darkness............................. :roll:
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