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Wiper Switch?! help please 78

Discussion in '1967 - 1988 Ford Thunderbird' started by Z78Tbird, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. my wipers have stopped working in my 78. I ordered a switch for it but the one that came it was a slider, all i can find are slider switches. Has anyone else ran into this issue? if so could you please help me out. Even my local mech has no idea.
     
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  2. I am running into this issue also. Mine work but sometimes when the wipers are on, and i turn the switch to the stop position, the wipers freeze in the center of the windshield. I work at a pep boys store and when I ordered a switch, i got the same thing you got, a slider switch. I am attempting to find the part number of the switch from Ford as we speak. In the aftermarket world, there is a serious cataloging error for the right switch.
     
  3. I got a reply from my local Ford dealer. The long ford part number for a switch with intermittent wipers is D8OZ-17a553-B. The short Motorcraft number is SW-1481. hope this helps
     

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