1. Please sign in or join the Thunderbird club free to access the search page and many other free site features.
    If you forgot your password click here.

    Click the "X" to the right to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Santa has some Thunderbird Christmas gift ideas in this thread.

    Dismiss Notice

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.
     
  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.
     
    Ronsperformancegarage likes this.
  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
     
    Ronsperformancegarage likes this.
  4. I think I have a correct oem Ford switch for you. Please text my cell at
    626-253-5641
    It's from a 77 T-Bird.

    Ron
     

Help us by sharing/liking this page below and G+1!

Shop Amazon.comPlease shop Amazon.com using this link to support the forum!