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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:44 am 
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New to this forum. Recently started to pay closer attention to my wife's 1969 Valiant (she is the original owner) with the 225 slant six. Excuse my ignorance but i would like to know if the ballast resistor for the ignition system is the one mounted on the wiper motor. If not where would it be found? Thank you for helping out this Valiant novice, all advice much appreciated, Duke


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:11 am 
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No.....most of the resistors I've seen are mounted on the driver's side firewall, or driver's inner fender, close under the hood hinge. I'll admit that the resistor on the wiper, and the ignition resistor do look quite similar.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:24 am 
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Welcome! No, but that's an easy mistake because the wiper motor resistor looks very much like the ballast resistor. You'll find the ballast resistor either on the firewall or on the driver's side inner fender.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:42 pm 
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Are they interchangeable?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:52 pm 
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Not even close to interchangeable, no.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:20 pm 
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Thank you Dan


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