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Re: Any ideas for fixing clogged washer nozzles?
Okay, continuing with the wiper/washer day from heck theme... the intermittent setting for my wipers has never had the rheostat-type adjustment ability that it is supposed to since I got it 3 years ago. No big deal. It's a friggin' Jeep, right?!? Intermittent wipers? Bah!
Anyway, recently (and in the same day) the wipers quit coming on at all in the intermittent setting, then I lost fast speed ability. Now, I can't get them to come on at all.
I had some similar problems with the headlights in my Honda last summer and was able to fix it by simply taking the switch at the base of the stalk apart, cleaning up the contacts, and putting back together. So, I got the bright idea that I was facing a similar problem with the Jeep.
The problem is that I can't figure out how to get the switch body (where the contacts are) out of the column housing. I have the column housing off the column, but still attached by all the wires (no molex plug or any obviously convenient way to disconnect - should this go under the "things you want to slap a jeep engineer for"? [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]).
But as near as I can tell from my fading flashlight, that switch is not designed to come out of there easily if at all. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
Will spraying anything into the switch body help clean up the corrosion I suspect is in there? Any other options?