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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon May 07, 2012 11:12 am

I now have variable intermittent wipe, and it must be the simplest modification possible. Simply find a VW group car from the late 90s, and look in the fusebox for a tallish black relay marked 99. Then substitute this for the blue wiper relay in the BX fusebox. Job done!

To vary the interval you flick it on to intermittent, then back to off. Once the screen needs wiping again after X seconds, put it back to intermittent and the interval will be X seconds - I think up to 30. Default is 6, which is reset when you turn the ignition off. Also, the number of wipes when you wash the screen is varied depending on how long you pull the stalk for - i.e. a quick flick will just give 1 wipe but a proper wash will give 3 wipes.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon May 07, 2012 11:23 am

Wow. Liking that mod Mr F! Now I just need to find a scrapyard...

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Post by docchevron » Tue May 08, 2012 2:44 am

Finally, a use for VW!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue May 08, 2012 9:10 pm

Or pink?

One more thing about the new wiper relay - it gives a flick wipe if you pull the stalk very briefly.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue May 08, 2012 10:24 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Or pink?

One more thing about the new wiper relay - it gives a flick wipe if you pull the stalk very briefly.
Heaven! Must. Find. One. (or perhaps two now!)

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Post by Mickey taker » Tue May 08, 2012 10:56 pm

the default 6 seconds is better than the BX's standard 3 seconds between wipes
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Post by Matt H » Wed May 09, 2012 9:23 am

That's the relay I fitted, never even thought to try it in a BX! Nice one 8)

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Post by Defender110 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:38 pm

Just got one off fleabay , cheers for the tip Mat :wink: =D>

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Post by Defender110 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:46 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Simply find a VW group car from the late 90s, and look in the fusebox for a tallish black relay marked 99. Then substitute this for the blue wiper relay in the BX fusebox. Job done!

I followed your advice and am now sporting a black eye! I found a nice Golf in ASDA carpark but the owner went nuts just as I was putting the blue relay back in for him :? :roll:
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Post by Mickey taker » Wed May 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Defender110 wrote:Just got one off fleabay , cheers for the tip Mat :wink: =D>

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£16.50 to have a intermittent wiper you have to reset every time you use it,
Dont they have scrap yards where you live Kevan :lol:

would it be worth wiring it to a permanent live instead of an ignition controlloed one so it "remembers " the setting ?
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Post by Defender110 » Wed May 09, 2012 5:19 pm

Mickey taker wrote: £16.50 to have a intermittent wiper you have to reset every time you use it,
Dont they have scrap yards where you live Kevan :lol:

would it be worth wiring it to a permanent live instead of an ignition controlloed one so it "remembers " the setting ?
New delivered to the door for £16:50 or spend hours travelling to and scavenging round the scrap yard looking for a second hand one that might not work????? £16.50 everyday of the week in my book Mick!

You don't have to reset it everytime you use it just when you want to alter the default time of 6 seconds + the luxury of choosing a single quick wipe or tripple wipe in washer mode.
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Post by toddao » Wed May 09, 2012 9:52 pm

A few light showers over there?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed May 09, 2012 9:58 pm

Here in Wales, the rain is permanently variable, so it makes sense to have wipers to watch! However, I thought the Ebay ones were a bit dear. Fancy setting up a Relay Export service Todd? Just drop a few off with the Citroen Challengers - must be loads of Golfs in scrappies where you are? :wink:

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Post by Mickey taker » Thu May 10, 2012 7:44 am

electrokid wrote: I think the single wiper performance is quite dependent on the make of blade used - I currently have an oversized Valeo which I, and others, find very effective.
Having just changed to a valeo wiper ( £10 from halfords ) I would deffinately agree the single wiper is now more than adequate.

The head of the valeo wiper is quite chunky but it works really well.
When I get my pocket money I will change the rear one . :lol:
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Post by electrokid » Thu May 10, 2012 12:24 pm

Finally, a use for VW!
:rofl:

shshsh - don't tell Tim :D
But this is the 'dream' BX thread, not the 'realistic' BX thread.
Oh ok then - vertical C pillar on the estate so that it doesn't have the usual look of a lump of metalwork stuck on the back of a saloon or hatchback. Bodyshell to be 5" wider and possibly a bit longer as well.
Having just changed to a valeo wiper ( £10 from halfords ) I would deffinately agree the single wiper is now more than adequate.
Excellent :D it's quite a surprising difference isn't it.
Wow. Liking that mod Mr F! Now I just need to find a scrapyard...
..that_ Any chance of someone finding out the VW part number ?
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