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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

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    I’ve had an ongoing problem with getting the wiper motor on my 59 BE. I’ve had issues where the motor ran briefly, smoked, and stood working. I replaced the motor (same issue). We bench tested the motor (it worked). I replaced the wiper motor switch. Today we hooked up everything and the fuse fuse immediately blew.

    Thoughts?

    MXP

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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    I would look for a bind or friction in the cable, tube and wheel boxes. Maybe just dried grease.
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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

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    I will bet that the wire connections are incorrect. Verify them
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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    Bill wins the prize: We re-tested the motor (working) and the tension on the cable moving the wipers (free movement). There were two loose black wires under the dash. I swapped one of those into wiper switch (removing the other) and everything turned on and operated fine. Everything.

    I can't explain those other two black wire (to where they should go). I taped them up and secured away. There is also a white wire (with a bullet connector at its end) that I can't account for either.

    Otherwise, it's working as designed.

    MXP

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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    black should <should> be ground
    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    If you don't have taped-off wires hanging under the dash leading who-knows-where, you don't have a real LBC.

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