deacon
2010-12-13T13:45:07Z
Can anyone help me out?

My wiper motor has finally given up, car is rhd, still 6V, 53 beetle, does anyone know if a later motor will fit? (if so, up to what year? 64??) or if a lhd motor can be installed on my mechanism???

Any help greatly appreciated, oh, and if anyone has a wiper motor they wanna sell, it would be grat being able to see whilst driving in the rain!!!

Thanks
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Rich Oakley
2010-12-13T14:15:11Z
LHD and RHD aren't interchangable. RHD is: 114 955 111 and is Oval-era only. 1958 and later used a different motor.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
Rattletrap
2010-12-13T14:25:45Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

1958 and later used a different motor.


Found that one out last week when the wiper motor on my '58 packed-up 😞


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deacon
2010-12-13T19:02:12Z
Thanks for confirmation, next challenge - finding one!!!!
pre67vw
2010-12-13T20:30:10Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

LHD and RHD aren't interchangable. RHD is: 114 955 111 and is Oval-era only. 1958 and later used a different motor.



the actual motor is different? why would that be?
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Rich Oakley
2010-12-13T20:47:21Z
pre67vw wrote:

the actual motor is different? why would that be?



It's a long time since I took one apart, but I think the way it mounts onto the wiper motor frame is different to a LHD one. Don't think you can adapt a LHD one to RHD, but I may be wrong.
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pre67vw
2010-12-14T09:33:09Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

It's a long time since I took one apart, but I think the way it mounts onto the wiper motor frame is different to a LHD one. Don't think you can adapt a LHD one to RHD, but I may be wrong.



OK, I'll take your word for it :wink:
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Rattletrap
2010-12-14T10:15:18Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

It's a long time since I took one apart, but I think the way it mounts onto the wiper motor frame is different to a LHD one. Don't think you can adapt a LHD one to RHD, but I may be wrong.


You can't, I tried it with my RHD '58 :roll:

Another thing I found, with a 1940s spare used wiper motor that I had, was that the motor case disintigrated and broke away :shock:

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deacon
2010-12-15T21:26:06Z
Dont need a new one!!! Worked it out, after stripping it and cleaning out the rock hard grease from around the gears, cleaning the copper commutator and magnet contacts, put it back in the car, didnt work, lost my rag and whacked it!!!, it then started to work a bit, turns out the elastic band that holds the magnets against the commutator had lost its "elasticness".

Like I have said before, cheap nasty Volkswagens, that elastic band only lasted 57 years -RIP OFF!!!!

Rattletrap
2010-12-16T09:54:02Z
Yep, winter is here – the old 6 volt troubles with my beloved '58. Frozen semaphores, groaning starter and the wiper motor again. This time the wiper motor kept blowing fuses. Found an answer to this. It seemed to happen at the 'self parking' stage. I changed the wiring around so there's no self parking. I now have to manually park the wipers, same as my splits, but it works, no blown fuses:d

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