SAAB V4 Forum
SAAB V4 Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Technical
 General Technical
 Head lamp wash system motor.
 New Topic  Reply to Topic 
 Printer Friendly 
AuthorPrevious Topic Topic Next Topic 

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2014 :  12:01:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Chaps

Does anyone know who makes the motor that drives the headlamp wash system of the later SAABS 96s? I've had mine out, can't see any manufacturers name on it.
It works, but the self park system doesn't work. It's a wee cam that moves to make and break contacts, to achieve the self park, but the contacts are all corroded to hell, and basically falling apart.
Best option find a new one, (probably unlikely), 2nd option, get it re-furbished.
Can anyone recommend an auto electrical specialist who could refurbish the motor?


1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo

deggsie
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
296 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2014 :  14:11:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Andy

Don't know who the OEM was for these motors (Bosch/Lucas ?), but heard good reports on repairs by this company when I lived down South - see http://www.robsonandfrancisrewinds.co.uk/
No harm in giving them a call ?

A quick Google on 'wiper motor' also came up with:
http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/products/ca292-wiper-motor-self-park-12-volt

Good luck !
Derek

___________________________
Saab - beyond the conventional !
Go to Top of Page

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2014 :  17:24:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Deggsie

Thanks mate, you're obviously better at "googling " than I.....

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
Go to Top of Page

72sonett3
V4 Fanatic

Spain
216 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2014 :  23:41:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
...the contacts are all corroded to hell

Wiper motor is made by SWF, also used in VWs:
http://saabjournal.blogspot.nl/2013/11/volkswagen-windshield-wiper-motor.html

So this is what you need:


Wire colours from top down;
- brown
- yellow
- red
- black

Same was used in the 99, maybe you can find a scrapped one.


--
'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T

Edited by - 72sonett3 on 02 Oct 2014 23:48:25
Go to Top of Page

PDickens
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2014 :  08:19:11 Show Profile Visit PDickens's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Andy

I put a complete new motor on mine as the original one had burnt out - I'll see if I can find the old one as it may have the contact and it might be of use.
Go to Top of Page

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 03 Oct 2014 :  18:07:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
72Sonett3.
Thanks for info. I can trawl some VW sites now.

Paul.
Where did you get the new motor Paul?

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
Go to Top of Page

PDickens
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
519 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2014 :  11:12:31 Show Profile Visit PDickens's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Andy - it was on ebay so I bought it on spec not long after I got the car. Fitted it after the installed motor gave up the ghost. I will have a look in my spares box in the garage to see if I've still got the old one in case you want to cannibalise it for the contacts.
Go to Top of Page

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2014 :  12:11:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Paul

Thanks mate.
Chap at Jamsaab said he had a second hand one, waiting to see what sort of condition it's in.

Also, I'm going to the NEC in November, so will take the old motor with me, you know the amazing stuff you can find at the auto-jumble there!

Now that I know that this headlamp motor was extensively used on various older Volkswagens, I've sent a couple of E mails to a couple of VW classic parts people.

I'm away at work now, and won't make the November breakfast meet, because I'll be in Brum!.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
Go to Top of Page

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 13 Oct 2014 :  05:41:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Most of the older Folksvagens were 6 volt electrics it seems....
At least all the appropriate washer motors I've seen in various places, said to be for the classic Vws, are 6 volt.

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
Go to Top of Page

72sonett3
V4 Fanatic

Spain
216 Posts

Posted - 13 Oct 2014 :  09:03:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I dont think the switch part cares if its 6 or 12 V.

--
'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
Go to Top of Page

andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1025 Posts

Posted - 13 Oct 2014 :  13:50:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
72sonett3
Aye, but I was hoping to just change the whole motor.
I'm going to the NEC in November. Hope to pick something up there at the auto jumble.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
Go to Top of Page
 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic 
 New Topic  Reply to Topic 
 Printer Friendly 
Jump To: 
Snitz Forums 2000
SAAB V4 Forum© 2000-04 Snitz CommunicationsGo To Top Of Page