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Old 11-11-2021, 01:14 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone taken apart a wiper stalk?



Hi there, My 245's rear wiper switch has stopped working. It seems a wire broke off at the switch base (way up inside the stalk) and there's no way to fix it without somehow removing the plastic "sleeve" from the metal stalk itself.

Has anyone done this at any point? Not sure if it's a press fit or a plastic lock type construction... Haven't had any luck sliding it off either. Maybe I could cut out the back?

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I just stuck a dremel in the back of it, resoldered my wire, sealed it back up with silicone. It took 20 min tops.

For future reference, here's where you need to cut to access the solder joints:

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Old 11-11-2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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seems like you have diagnosed the switch vs the much more common problem related to the wires in the tailgate hinges. I have not opened a lever, but it will likely be easier and cheaper to post here in wanted for a good used one. good luck
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Old 11-11-2021, 02:16 PM   #3
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Yeaa, that's probably the way to go. Though I'm a student so I've got loads more manhours to spend before I'm better off buying anything haha.

Still, can't stand it being a single solder joint that makes me have to throw away an otherwise fine blinker stalk.
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Old 11-11-2021, 05:07 PM   #4
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Those are crimped shut/plasti welded iirc. You can pop it open but it’ll be hard to get it back into position and keep the springs under tensions. I literally just bought one on here for $15, easier just to replace
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Old 11-11-2021, 06:18 PM   #5
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sounds like it is time to get out the snips and add a switch.
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Old 11-11-2021, 09:15 PM   #6
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Yes. But how do you know the wire broke off way up there inside the stalk?
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Old 11-12-2021, 07:13 AM   #7
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Guess I could ask around sometime. According to some sites I need a super specific '92 or '93 switch... Time for some calls. Gotta keep in mind that i'm europe based which doesn't seem to be advantageous looking at the prices lol.
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Old 11-12-2021, 07:14 AM   #8
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Yes. But how do you know the wire broke off way up there inside the stalk?
Well, the wire had worked its way out of the stalk sooo :P
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Old 11-12-2021, 01:41 PM   #9
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Is there a difference between 90 and 92? I was given a 90 wiper stalk out of a wagon and it just had the regular female plug on the back
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Yeahh...
I just stuck a dremel in the back of it, resoldered my wire, sealed it back up with silicone. It took 20 min tops.

For future reference, here's where you need to cut to access the solder joints:
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Old 11-19-2021, 04:25 PM   #11
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