Author Topic: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper  (Read 1577 times)

Offline nmyron3983

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87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« on: August 15, 2022, 03:44:10 PM »
Hey all,

I've got an 87 Chevy V10, and currently it has a fixed column and two speed wipers. After months of shopping around, I have finally found a donor tilt column I can use as a core, as I plan to tilt-swap the truck with a remanned column from a company I found on the interwebs.

My question is this. Basically they only care that I send them a like-model tilt column. I can request for delay, etc. I just have to have the module and lever, they will provide the switch in the new column.

I've found and ordered a delay module off the fleabay, and I can get a new reproduction lever from the usual suspects. Is this all I need? If I have the module and the column has the delay switch installed, this is a plug-n-play operation? I believe that to be the case from what I've been reading on here, but most of those posts were regarding early-80's c/k pickups, so I wanted to ask first before assuming, and if not get a handle on the work I may have in front of me once the remanned column arrives in a few weeks.

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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 10:30:58 PM »
Anyone have any input here? Or is this maybe better suited to the column subcategory?

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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 09:18:15 AM »
I have the same model of truck, well, 87 V20, close enough, and my delay module is kerput.  I honestly would like to have non-tilt, with no delay....just keep it simple, but I am watching your post in case I ever want to fix it.
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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 09:17:21 PM »
If the only issue is a bad delay module, and you already had it all in your column, replacing the delay module should certainly be plug and play. I found a few on the fleabay for $90-120. I have a couple with free shipping on my watch list, if sharing links isn't contrary to forum rules.



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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 11:18:44 PM »
I have the same model of truck, well, 87 V20, close enough, and my delay module is kerput.  I honestly would like to have non-tilt, with no delay....just keep it simple, but I am watching your post in case I ever want to fix it.

Quite often, replacing the electrolytic capacitors on the module board will restore the delay function.
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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2022, 09:07:44 AM »
I have the same model of truck, well, 87 V20, close enough, and my delay module is kerput.  I honestly would like to have non-tilt, with no delay....just keep it simple, but I am watching your post in case I ever want to fix it.

Quite often, replacing the electrolytic capacitors on the module board will restore the delay function.
But!  I live in Tucson, and with the exception of monsoon season, it hardly rains, and I've got so many other projects to attend to.   :-\
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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2022, 12:28:53 PM »
So, to my original question, can someone show me how the delay module would install onto a column. Normally if I were replacing it I would be able to simply reverse the removal. But since I will be working from a place of not currently having a delay module, how does it connect to the column?

Maybe a photo of one installed, or something? Just a pointer to guide me a I know how to connect it up when the new column with the delay switch/wiring arrives?

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Re: 87 Chevy V10 - Adding delay wiper
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2022, 07:56:45 PM »
The module is directly under the column in between the two connectors.
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