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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2000, 02:01 PM
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Acquired Dream Vehicle, Need Help!

I just got my dream vehicle...its a 1974 Scout II. Three problems, though. Maybe someone can help.
1. Windshield wipers don't move.
2. Heater doesn't blow. (but I think it heats up...)
3. Tail lights don't light when headlights are on...they blink, they illuminate when backing, I've replaced the bulbs, Any Ideas?

Jared Rodgers

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2000, 03:29 AM
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Re: Acquired Dream Vehicle, Need Help!

Hi. I've heard that wiring is one of Scout's weak points. I think I'd get one of these little, inexpensive test lights for cars. They often have one sharp end, and one end with a alligator clip. I'd check and see if you have power to the access. Find the wire going to the unit in question, clip the alligator clip onto a good frame ground(no rust, no paint), or engine ground, and then put the sharp end to the wire that powers the item in question- tailight,etc. I know on all cars, weak headlights are often the result of a poor ground. If you have power through the wire (the test lamp in the testor lights up), then it's time to consider the light, heater motor, etc. Get a power source,12 volt dc battery, and put a seperate wire from the 12 volt battery to the unit under test. That way you isolate the problem. If you're uncomfortable around things with wires, you could probable have a repair shop check things after you remove them, if possible. I wouldn't test anything with a transistor in it, as current going the wrong way can fry a transistor. Good luck. Bob K

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