Intermittent wiper kits

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by SkutterBob, Dec 31, 2021.

  1. There are two kits available, depending on your year of bus. See the links at the bottom.

    I have a cross over, so have the early wipers and switch on the dashboard. This has always been a right pain when the UK does its usual not quite full downpour but useless drizzle meaning that I have to keep reaching forward and flicking the switch every few seconds (Matron!) I had tried a universal kit that promised to do the job, but it burnt itself out on first try.

    Then I came across a kit on eBay that was specially designed for an early setup. It connects in line and adds intermittent to the slow speed. Starting at 8 second delay, you can flick the switch to fast and back to slow and it changes the timing to 5 seconds, then 3 seconds and lastly normal slow. You can lengthen the timing by flicking the switch to off then back to slow so reversing the timing from 3 secs > 5secs > 8 secs.

    The kit works out at about £100 from the States including postage and came with all the correct connections and also some tie wraps and heat shrink tubing. Instructions where clear and I had it fitted in about an hour.

    It worked first time and as usual this time of year I didn't have to wait long before a full wet test. It worked well and I am really pleased.

    Don't know about longevity as it has only been fitted a couple of weeks.

    Early version:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intermit...2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0


    Late bay version:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intermit...2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Before you ask, I did fit the heat shrink tubing and properly insulated everything.
     
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  3. I had looked at these a couple of years ago, the USA market use them for upgrades on their classic cars. I decided against it as I thought that unless the rain was pretty constant you would still need to keep leaning forward to adjust the timing. It is a bit of a faff though. I know Snotty has posted a good solution in the past , Got the relay ( I think) but then never got round to completing the task…..which was/is probably beyond me anyway ! Think his solution was a lot less than £100:)
     
  4. I liked this kit, because there was no faffing about. It came sealed from damp, had all the correct connections and worked first time.

    I find that most of the time I needed intermittent because for some reason it never seems to fully rain whenever I use the bus :)

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