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Old 22-12-2011, 19:36   #1
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How to disconnect rear wiper?

Hi,

I have finally got round to buying a bike rack for my Rover 25 but on fitting it I came across a problem.

One of the struts sits on the rear Windows so I cannot use the rear windscreen wiper. My problem is this sometimes my rear wiper starts despite the fact that it is not turned on (something to do with the reverse gear).

My solution is to split the electrics to the rear wiper and put a switch in between so I can turn it on or off depending on whether my bike rack is on the car. The trouble is I cannot work out which wires to cut, can anyone help?

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Old 22-12-2011, 19:39   #2
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As the rear wiper has it's own fuse then that is the place to look.
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Old 22-12-2011, 20:29   #3
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or fit an inline fuse/switch in the hatch wiring next to the actual motor,

but pulling the main fuse is still the best easiest option
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Old 22-12-2011, 20:39   #4
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or fit an inline fuse/switch in the hatch wiring next to the actual motor,

but pulling the main fuse is still the best easiest option
No need to do that mate, if it's an early car with the regular spade fuses you can use spade connectors in the fuse holder and extend out with wire and use a switch in the wiring.
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Old 23-12-2011, 12:15   #5
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My plan was to mount the switch in the boot through the rear wiper cover.

Is this going to be too difficult?
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Old 23-12-2011, 12:24   #6
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nope,, but i would recommend a cap covered switch,, that way if your carrying anything in the boot, it cant turn it off )))... might save a bit of frustration
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Old 23-12-2011, 12:36   #7
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Fix the faulty tailgate wiring loom.
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Why not take the wiper arm off when you use the carrier? One nut.
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Old 24-12-2011, 09:22   #9
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I have tried removing the arm in the past and it is firmly stuck in place and will not shift.

I do not think the wiring loom is faulty I think it is by design if you are in engage reverse with your wipers turned on.

Does anyone know which of the four wires I should cut?
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Old 24-12-2011, 13:22   #10
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Don't cut any of the wires, do it the way I told you.
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Old 31-12-2011, 16:41   #11
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No worries I will follow your advice on this.

Can you let me have any instructions on how to get at the fuse connectors so I can make the changes?

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