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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66742

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Just banter, David: ;) we all say "live feed from the battery" etc!
Glad all is getting sorted.
It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66837

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Live and let live is watt I say. Don't be so negative. ;)

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66839

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Live and let live is watt I say. Don't be so negative. ;)


Feel wired after that pep-talk. Core!

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66843

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UPDATE
Unfortunately, after 14 blown fuses I've accepted defeat. I can't sort this to work on the F. Still works perfectly wired up as originally but following your suggestion, Clive, I swapped the black and the green wires. Casing no longer live, but motor doesn't operate.:nonod:

Swapped them back and away it goes, intermittent-yes; speed 1 -yes; speed 2- yes. In desperation I tried isolating the motor and arms from the body, but it's not really possible, hence the mound of blown fuses.:shrug:

Possibly something damaged in the motor is my best guess, but why work perfectly wired up wrong?
I've ordered a second hand pukka one.

EDIT
Here's a good tip! Don't switch the wipers on while holding the wiper motor in your hand. UNLESS you ensure your fingers won't get crushed by the mechanism. OOOOOOOOOOUCH!
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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66861

I've ordered the same so fingers crossed mine goes OK. I did say earlier it had to be something internal. Have you taken the housing off and had a gander? I'd assume something making the body live would be fairly obvious :(

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66862

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this sounds obvious too but can't u just turn the plug around?

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66863

You shouldn't need to, to fit a Freelander wiper motor to an F all you should need to do is swap the plugs over. I think David just got a bad deal

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66864

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All the same, I would, in hindsight, temporarily connect up to the existing Freelander plug before hacking it off. At least you can send it back if there's a mismatch.:yesnod:
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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66868

Yeah I intend to, I'm starting to wish I wasn't such a miser now though :nonod:

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66930

Yeah I intend to, I'm starting to wish I wasn't such a miser now though :nonod:


cost me £90 for the mechanic round the corner to source and fit a second hand motor (not sure what vehicle from) to mine, so hopefully your miserlyness will pay off

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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66934

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Those Freelander 1 wiper motors are about the same price new as a s/hand MG one.
The motor part is identical, it's the 'gearbox/ parking' connections that are different.

So I'm going to dis-assemble the old one this morning to see what's happening in there. In between F1 practice and qualifying at Spa.:lol:
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Re: Electrical assistance required 8 years 8 months ago #66946

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.. cost me £90 for the mechanic round the corner to source and fit a second hand motor (not sure what vehicle from) to mine, so hopefully your miserlyness will pay off


I bought a used motor and wiper linkages for the grand sum of £15 and fitted it myself. Not a very hard job click here to view the T-Bar How To

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