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Interval Wipers

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by cjg, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. cjg

    cjg [OP] Member

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    Recently bought my first Tacoma (been a Ford guy for years), 2009 Access cab and am pretty happy with it other than a few minor things. I couldn't believe it didn't have interval wipers. My 89 escort had interval wipers. Is it as simple as buying a switch on Ebay and plugging it in to make it work?
     
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    dtmccray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and I have no idea about wipers.
     
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    Is there no intermittent setting at all? Or is there just no variable intermittent setting? From what I've read you need to get a different wiper stalk that has the variable int. feature, then you just have to swap them out. There was a member here selling some of them a while ago, the install is apparently quite simple.
     
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    Tons of info out about this. Search.

    U can just buy the intermittent wiper stalk and install.

    From one life long ford guy to another, welcome to Toyota, you won't regret it. I don't miss my ranger one bit.
     
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    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    I do miss my Mustang [​IMG]

    but yea OP it is easy and takes 5 min. tons on write ups and stalks for sale on here!
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Yes it's that simple, I did it on mine when I bought it last year.

    Slatercat sold me the switch, great guy and got it to me in no time. It took me 15-20 min start to finish.
     
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    Thanks for all the helpful replies.

    I assume it would be the same for the cruise control too?
     
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    How am I going to get my post count up if I just search and don't ask any questions? ;)

    Seems good so far, but it only came with one key and I'm not impressed with the $200-250 for one from a dealer.
    Already went to the local hardware guy that does chipped keys and he didn't have the right blank.
    Not to mention the remote door openers I bought on Ebay because they said all you have to do is open and close the door a few dozen times and put the key in and out a few more dozen times and you'd be in program mode. After trying it a bunch of times and watching the Youtube video a few more times, I found out that you can't do it on 09s gotta go to the Stealer.

    I've still got my SuperDuty
     
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Not quite as easy..it requires removing the airbag and doing a little wiring. Doesn't look impossible, but still more than this job.
     
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    Thanks again :)

    My background is electronics so a little wiring doesn't bother me. I'm looking for a good shop manual now.
     
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