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Old 02-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Rear wiper switch help

I did a search for directions on how to access the rear wiper switch for a TJ and came up with nothing. Is there a write up on how to access the switch or could someone instruct me please?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:01 AM   #2
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Do you mean the switch in the small three switch panel in the center of the console? If so, then heres fow to get at it: Remove the upper dash panel that sits at the bottom of your windshield and runs the length of the dash, there are two phillips head screws for the center panel at the top, remove the ash tray and find the third screw behind there, grab hold of the center panel and a good yank will unclip that, then you will find four phillips screws holding in the switch panel, take them out and that panel will come right out. Then its just a small flat head screwdriver and the switches pop out. Hope this helps you

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #3

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Might be the long way around but here are a couple of things to maybe help:

1.) My '04 TJ only has the 2 screws mentioned before at the top of the panel shroud on the center the "ash tray" was deleted/ moved after '02.
2.) If you are looking to "fix" the rear wiper switch and trying to trouble shoot, might look up the "installation instructions" for the TJ rear wiper defrost wiring harness.
3.) Not sure but think (like the fog lights) some are on one of the stalks on the steering column and some are on the dash. Knowing which one you are refering to would make it easier for us to help you.

Good Luck!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. The center switch is the one I'm talking about. Sounds easy. I would never have thought to pull the top defroster panel off to get to the lower switch,
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