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  1. Thanks for that information. Maybe with only one side hooked up with the new fixture and the other side with the oem fixture, there was a direct short from positive to ground. Don't know. Any way thanks for the heads up.
  2. The Euramtec A-7180 is what I was looking for. I can live with the no off position. Much thanks................
  3. I have a 1989 Jeep Comanche 4x4. The interior pillar courtesy lights are getting to the point of no return and not functioning all the time. I tried cleaning up the contacts, but have been only partially successful in doing so. Does anyone know of any aftermarket company selling a replacement pillar light fixture? About fours years ago I believe there was a company selling a direct snap-in replacement fixture. If so, I should have picked up two then. Thanks...........
  4. After working on this problem for a long time, I finally found the answer to the condensation problem. And it is very simple. If I leave the heater slide control in the VENT position when I shut the engine down, I NEVER have any moisture building up in the interior of my 1989 Jeep Comanche. In any temperature, winter or summer. I feel like a sap for not figuring this out sooner.
  5. As "Hannibal" of the "A-Team" used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together". Don't know how long it will function correctly, but I got the two speed wipers back. Drilling the small rivets out was the hardest part w/o damaging the plastic box. Didn't see any overheated electronic parts on the circuit board. Cleaned up the points with #600 wet/dry sandpaper. Sprayed the points with electronic cleaner and blew it off with compressed air. Used small zip ties to retain the cases. Thanks for all the advice..............................
  6. Tried wiper functions w/o the module installed. Now I know the difference in the two wiper speeds. I had lost the "Hi" speed with the module installed. Checked the internet and couldn't find any site that still had part #56006957 in stock. Apparently a discontinued part. Looks like Ebay or a wrecking yard. But definitely a used part. And three options: Live with the loss of one of the wiper speeds or Buy a used one or Try to repair the existing module. I think I'll try to repair the original, If I can't I'm no worse off than now. It has 4 small rivets holding the cases together. Thanks for the input..................
  7. I refreshed the existing ground on the driver's side (forward of the windshield washer reservoir) inner fender and also broke the ground wire coming from the blower motor, soldered the two ends into an eye and secured the eye to a bare metal spot on the passenger side inner fender area. Tried the windshield wipers and blower for function. The wipers seem to rotate a little faster than before and the blower is putting out a good volume of air. But I discovered something that I never noticed before. This vehicle has lost the two speeds of the wiper function. When this problem began I have no idea. I still have the mist function. I still have the delay function. But when the "Lo" and "Hi" positions are used there is no difference in the speed. Or at least I can't tell a difference. In both positions the wipers operate at about the same speed. Whether I have lost the "lo" or "Hi" speed is unknown to me. The wiper motor is new. The wiper linkage is in good shape. I installed new bushings where possible and lubricated the rest of the linkage pivot points. I wonder if the intermittent wiper module could be at fault or the switch assembly in the steering column? Or is there some other electrical device that enables the two speeds? Thanks......again......
  8. Well, figured out the problem. The male terminal on the oil pressure sending unit/switch had completely broken off. Looked like it had been really twisted. Since I do most of the wrenching on this vehicle, I will have to chalk that up to operator error. I changed the oil filter 2 weeks ago. Somehow I must have hit the connection. And it finally completely broke off. Thanks for the input..................
  9. Thanks for the reply and your many tips. I have refreshed many grounds on this Comanche after reading your section on grounding. And bought some "OxGard". But never noticed the grounding spot by the windshield washer reservoir. I will get that and the new grounding spot on the passenger side. Seems like there is an intermittent wiper module located under the steering column area that is no longer in production that can cause problems. Saw where a guy drilled out the rivets and cleaned the old one up and reassembled with zip ties. I don't know if this could cause slow wiper movement. I also read on a post that this module controls the operation of the blinkers, but don't know if this is correct. My emergency blinkers even with a new flasher relay will sometimes work normally and then slow way down for 5 or 10 seconds and then speed back up to normal flashing speed. This didn't change with 2 new flasher relays. One a thermal type and the other an electronic type.
  10. Thanks for the tips. After posting this problem, I checked the internet and found that the sending units are a common problem..............
  11. I have a 1989 Jeep Comanche. Just today I noticed the Oil Pressure Gauge was pegged out to the far right, with the engine idling and also at speed. After shutting down the engine the needle was still maxed out to the right. It seemed to me that the needle always returned to zero with the engine off. This is the first time that I have noticed this problem in all the years I have owned this vehicle. Possibly a faulty gauge? Or a broken wire or loose connection? It doesn't seem likely the sending unit just went out. But I don't know. Any help on this matter will be appreciated. Thanks..........
  12. I have a 1989 Jeep Comanche. About a year ago I installed a new wiper motor. At the same time I replaced the replaceable bushings in the linkage. Lubricated wear points that were obvious. Reinstalled and tested. Very slow wiper movement on the slow and fast settings. Slower movement than any vehicle that I have owned. The reason I replaced the motor was because of this very problem. Very slow wiper speed. Thinking that the motor was worn out. Now I am wondering if the motor is getting lower than normal voltage. Is there a wiper relay on this year of vehicle? If so, where is it located? What else could cause this slow wiper movement? The wipers are not noisy. Seem to be smooth in movement, but extremely slow. Thanks........................
  13. Thanks for the additional input. I found I don't have a floorboard problem. Seems in good shape. And the a/c drain tube is clear. I have a CJ-5 that years ago I insulated the underside of the hood with some of that duct insulation to try and hold more engine heat in the engine compartment. The engine couldn't warm up enough in cold weather after an intake manifold and exhaust header modification. With the Offenhauser intake and aftermarket headers they were no longer connected, hence no heat transfer from exhaust to intake. Anyway the duct insulation helped to a certain extent. I think I used some type of adhesive on the duct insulation. It is still on there today, and that has been about 30 years ago. And two years ago I installed a 205 degree F thermostat and that worked out real well. A much smoother running engine and slightly better mileage. I had always run a 195 degree F thermostat, but the engine always seemed it wasn't warm enough. Back to the problem at hand; I was thinking of using some sort of insulation. But hadn't found a particular product. A spray insulation, if it wasn't too thick of a layer, sounds like it might be the trick. And it would be permanent. And a warmer cab in the winter and cooler in the summer. I am not familiar with Lizard Skin. I will check it out. That will be a summer project as I don't have a heated shop.
  14. The condensation problem is only present in temps below freezing, but worse the colder it is. I haven't pulled the carpet up to look at the floor. I could do that. The water droplets come from under the headliner. The heater core is sound. The condensation only happens after starting up and warming the cab up. After 30 to 40 minutes with the heater fan on high and the heat turned up to max ; then the moisture is gone. Haven't checked the a/c drain tube. I could check that too. The Dri-Z-Air I put in the rig seems to help some. I guess they are suppose to keep the humidity down to 50%. This maybe is something I will have to live with.....................Thanks...............
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