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Windscreen washer

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Subject: Windscreen washer
From: "Gosling, Richard B" <>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 16:37:52 +0100
I think a DPO has done something odd with the windscreen washer on the BGT I
acquired last weekend, but I'm not sure what.  This is a UK BGT, built in
Feb '73.
Symptoms are on the row of switches below the dash vents in the centre of my
dash.  From left to right I have:
Rocker switch for the fan - single speed (fine)
Three-position rocker switch with the logo roughly scratched off the middle.
Central position makes the electric pump for the windscreen squirter run -
and the switch stays there if you let go.  Can't be right.
Circular hole in the middle with nothing in it.
Rocker switch for windscreen wipers - fine
Choke knob - fine
So - what's going on?  What should go in the round hole in the middle - a
push button for a manual windscreen squirter?  My wiring diagram doesn't
show an electric washer motor, so would my car have had a manual pump
initally?  If so, what should have been there between the electric fan
switch and the windscreen washer pump?
Or is the electric washer pump correct?  In which case, I guess the only
thing wrong is that someone has installed "an old switch they had lying
around", presumably in place of a broken original switch.  If this is the
case, what should be in the round hole in the middle?
I'm not really a stickler for originality, and since the electric pump works
I'm happy to keep it whether it was original or not.  I'm just curious about
what I should have, I guess.
Thanks for any guidance on this...

Richard Gosling

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