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 Posted: Mar 5, 2021 05:15PM
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Next project is to replace throttle cable and choke cable on my mini sedan, so both cars can be road worthy

 Posted: Mar 5, 2021 05:47AM
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Good to know.

When you said the wipers moves a few inches and went back down it sounded much like self-parking wipers wired incorrectly.

Glad you got it fixed.
So, what's the next Mini project?

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 Posted: Mar 4, 2021 12:03PM
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Fingured out the problem, the nut had come unscrewed from the motor, removed motor, and loaded cable now works fine, thats all for the input

 Posted: Mar 1, 2021 01:06PM
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Post a picture of your wiper motor. It should look like the single speed motor pictured here. To complicate matters, our host offers a conversion kit, though I have no idea how it works.

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 Posted: Mar 1, 2021 12:11PM
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Got wipers moving but they move about 2 inches and then go down again

 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 06:55AM
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Here are some "IFs" for you. Lots of things get modified on Minis during their lives.

IF you have a single-speed wiper motor without the self-parking feature, it will have only 2 wires to it. Ground should be black and power supply green.

IF your car has the original fuse-box with only 2 fuses, the wiper system should be fed from the protected side of the-fuse controlled by the ignition switch. In other words, the wipers (among other things) won't work until the ignition is switched on. That fuse should be fed by a white wire. (The other fuse is fed by a brown wire and is always live.) The wiper system is fed by a green wire leading to the toggle switch.

So, IF your car is original (or reasonably so), the wiper switch should have 2 green wires - one "hot" (12V) when the ignition is on, and the other hot only when both the ignition switch and the wiper switch are on.

So, start at the fuse box and see if you have 12V on terminal at the protected side of the fuse. If not, and the fuse is good, suspect the fuse box itself.  The back is exposed to the elements. The terminals are riveted together and corrosion results in bad connections. From there, check for voltage to the switch, coming out of the switch and where the green wire arrives at the wiper motor. Check the ground wire of the wiper motor.

Self-parking and 2-speed wipers work the same but have more wires to control the speed and park feature. (Wiper speeds are "slow" and "slower"!)

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 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 05:36AM
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Thanks for the information, dont have a manual, ordered one, I cant read the online diagrahms

 Posted: Feb 21, 2021 06:40AM
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Most likely two wires - one power supply to the switch and one to the wiper motor. Early Minis did not have self-parking wipers, so the switch was a simple on/off switch.

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 Posted: Feb 20, 2021 09:02PM
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Look in your Haynes manual.

 Posted: Feb 20, 2021 04:45PM
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How many wires to wiper toggle switch I have 1966 Countryman