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Old 05-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #21
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I finally got a chance to upload the photo of my setup.

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OK I see now, very simple setup, I will give it a try, THANKS AAJC
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You're Welcome.
I hope you get as long out of it as I did.


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linear actuator. Used 2 relays to change polarity. The actuators internal limit switch stops at closed. I use a dpdt microswitch instead of the spst wiper door switch to limit the door open, and energize the wiper motor. Works like a charm.
Hi Gary, was reading your old post converting wiper door to electric actuator. I like your setup, it looks clean. Just wondering if you can help me and give me more details about this setup. I'm in the same process on my 71. part numbers for components you used, wiring details, where you installed your micro switch and any picture you can provide. appreciated
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Any linear actuator with a 2" stroke will work. The one I used is no longer available. Get one with internal limit switches. Higher force linear actuators tend to be slower, preventing the wiper door from closing on the wiper arms.
I removed the scissor mechanism in the wiper bay and connected the actuator to the arm that comes off the cross shaft.
You replace the OEM limit switch with a dpdt microswitch (ebay). It mounts in the same place.
You can manually operate, making it simpler. I chose to use 2 relays to reverse polarity so it would work with my dash wiper switch.
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2" linear actuator
Diode
dpdt microswitch
2 relays
Couple pieces of metal for bracket

Switch


Schematic:


Pic showing actuator, dpdt limit switch/diode

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Gary, I really appreciate your input. I'll probably have more question to ask once I start the process. Will get back here. Thanx again.
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