I don't think there was much difference between US and UK MGBs by then, at
least in this area. If not, the squirter should be activated by a push-in at
the end of the wiper speed control stalk, coming out of the right side of the
steering wheel cowl. However, these stalks were/are prone to failure, so I,
too, have a push button on my console for the squirter. Now that I replaced
the stalk I have two ways to wet my windshield until I get around to taking
out the console button, which in my cast is spring-loaded to off.
All this verbage is wasted if UK Bs were different in that setup.
In a message dated 5/4/2005 11:41:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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
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?