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Wiper Motor

Post by vwdave » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:57 pm

Hi all.

My wipers have stopped working. They were wired up to a home made voltage regulator which looks to have burnt out.

Before I bypass the regulator and connect directly to 1wvolts could anyone confirm if this is a12v or 6v Motor?

It's a 64MY Bus, just not sure how to tell?

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Re: Wiper Motor

Post by Stevep » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Hi! My bus is 1964 and was 6volt but I put a 12 volt armature it ( 6 volt motor on a 12 volt bus ,wipers just move too fast)


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Post by vwJim » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:04 pm

It is a 6v motor, and as it had a voltage dropper you can assume it still is 6v.

Swap the armature for a 12v version and it'll be much better than using a dropper as no super heated resistor under the dash.

I've a spare armature if you need one.
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Post by vwdave » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm

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Post by type21f » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Hi Jim,
Yes the best way forwards is to change the armature so that this converts your 6v motor to 12v..The voltage reducer is a fire hazzard.
A 6v motor will run on 12v but twice as fast and eventually burn out!
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Post by vwdave » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:03 pm

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Re: Wiper Motor

Post by Who.Me? » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:15 am

Clean and re-grease the gear train when you swap the armature. I did mine a few years ago. The original grease had hardened to nearly wax consistency. The gears are only plastic.

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Post by type21f » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:53 am

There is a thread about strip down n regrease on here by? Was it Jonny?
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