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20 to 40 Minutes
to Variable Speed Intermittent Front Wipers:
is a pretty strait forward mod that allows you to gain control over
the speed on the intermittent front wiper. Fitted to all early mondeos,
it was slowly faded out from the lower spec models to a point where
only GLX models and above had it fitted. The control circuitry for
this is fitted to all cars however, it just needs the variable-resistor
stalk added. Here's how:
by removing the two philips screws on top of the steering wheel
shroud, you'll find it easiest if you adjust the rack&reach
to the lowest position and the furthest out.
remove the top cover from the column, this could be a little awkward
as the rubber from both stalks grips at it, a little force strait
up will free it, with the cover off it'll look like this:
you need to unplug the wiring connector going into the old stalk.
Then release the retaining clip using your flatblade screwdriver
- the whole stalk assembly will then slide up towards the roof of
the car allowing you to withdraw it from the column entirely.
now need to slide in your new one, if you look at it you'll see
a set of runners just under the retaining clip - these slide over
the two lips (B) to hold the lower end of the stalk tight against
the column As you slide the new stalk down it should then clip into
the retainer with slight force - if not then it's not sat in the
runners correctly so slide back up and try again.
the wiring connector to the rear and then replace the top shroud
taking care not to trap any wiring, not to overtighten the screws
and that the rubber seals on both sides of the column fit into the