Intermittent Wipers..

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Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dcn » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:15 pm

FYI: 1984-1989 4Runner wiper/4-way flasher/headlight assemblies fit Tercs!! Dad did his today, took a little bit of cutting the steering column housing (4-way flasher button's bigger for example on the trucks) but it works! He now has intermittent wipers on his car and I'm hoping to have 'em soon myself.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by Petros » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:51 pm

My SR5 Tercel has intermittent wipers already, but they are not adjustable. First position has it wipe about once every 5-6 seconds. Does the 4Ruinnder use an adjustable intermittent wiper? If so that might be worth a look. I wonder if you can swap out the flasher button assembly.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dcn » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:01 pm

Yeah! That's what I mean Petros! My SR5 has a couple positions like yours, but the 4Runners have a dial that includes those settings plus like 10 and 15 seconds. He had to make a small cut for the extra movement of the arm (since you replace the whole assembly), and the truck's 4-way flashers' button sticks a _little_ bit higher out of the column than the default Terc ones but it might be worth it to do. He came into our place tonight and I snapped a couple shots with my phone:

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You can see the small cut that was required here, not too bad but I'm kinda on the fence cause I'm a meticulous nut over my interior:
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by ARCHINSTL » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:36 pm

dcn wrote:cause I'm a meticulous nut over my interior:
No, really? :lol:
But seriously, this is a great addition! I'm moving it to Repair Guides.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dcn » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:36 am

Bwahaha thanks Arch! If I'm not mistaken this is the first thing I've had moved to the Repair section, cool!
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dlb » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:19 am

this is rad. thanks to you and your pops, dcn.

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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by Petros » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:53 pm

I like it. I presume the connectors all just plug right in to the Tercel harness.

You can always make a black vinyl or leather "boot" to cover the larger hole you cut in the column cover.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by hberdan » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:12 pm

This is great news for us Deluxe owners, since the Deluxe is the budget model without intermittent wipers at all. OK, well, it is manually intermittent. This appears to be a better option than replacing it with the SR5 universal switch. Thanks!
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by tercel4wdrules » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:18 pm

If memory serves me right, intermittent wipers with delay was an option available on the '86 Tercel model year and on, there is a section for them in my '86 wagon's owners manual. I have not seen them before in person, and for sure they were only offered on the SR5 trim model. I would also suspect that if AE82 model Corollas had that option available, that the turn signal/wiper switch assembly would also swap over with minimal, if any modification at all.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by blade » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:54 pm

so how easy was the switch?? i am going to the picknpull in kelowna and want to get it so plz tell.

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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dcn » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:38 am

Other than the small cut on the right hand side so the wipers will clear in the full On position, I think a screw has to be filed off somewhere at the top of the steering column. e said it's not that hard of a job at all, it's just not a simple plug in and done.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by ARCHINSTL » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:46 pm

dcn - what I wanna know - what is the name of the breeder of that miniature dachshund? Does your Dad have a comfy mini-kennel for it in the ashtray - or does it have an airy lair in the sunglass cubby?
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dcn » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:08 pm

Funny you should mention that, they actually have a real miniature dachshund.
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by garyfish » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:43 pm

one of those combo switches from a '84-89 4Runner is for sale now on eBay...
looks like it also has cruise control

price seems a bit steep though, $50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/84-89-To ... 1e5cafec74

some good close-up photos on the auction site, including one of the connector
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Re: Intermittent Wipers..

Post by dlb » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:09 pm

FYI, i just took a look at the wrecker and the AE82 corollas i saw did not have adjustable intermittent wipers but the '84-'89 pickups did. got some for mine, can't wait to put them in today.

*edit* just went to put this in and while the large plugs mate up, there is a separate plug for the intermittent timing adjustment, and of course there is no corresponding plug on the terc. i PM'd dcn to ask how his dad wired this up so hopefully i will hear from him soon. i'll post pics when it gets done.

has anyone else done this mod? any info?

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