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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:54 am 
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The windshield wipers on my '66 Dart are not turning on. I traced the problem to the circuit breaker in the wiper switch. NOS replacement, or even rebuilt wiper switches are going for enough money that I think I'll take a shot at fixing the switch myself first. But the factory service manual does not give an actual current specification for the circuit breaker - does anyone know what current it's rated for?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 am 
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What I would do is measure the current draw of the motor, on a dry windshield (more load then wet) then use a inline breaker 10-20 percent higher. If the wipers encounter ice/snow they it will draw more, but you want the breaker to trip, if the wipers are frozen.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Charrlie_S wrote:
What I would do is measure the current draw of the motor, on a dry windshield (more load then wet) then use a inline breaker 10-20 percent higher. If the wipers encounter ice/snow they it will draw more, but you want the breaker to trip, if the wipers are frozen.


Thanks; that's probably what I'll end up doing.

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