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Old April 25th, 2017, 10:28 PM
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This month I saved up my disposable money (whatever the heck that really means) and ordered the Newport Engineering 2 speed wiper motor, with a new switch. on the early years the motor lays flat against the firewall and they make both the early as well as later years for our trucks.

The folks at Newport really seems to care about customer support. They knew to ask IF I wanted to use my factory knob and provided the switch with the correct diameter shaft.

I'll post a complete breakdown and point of view installation for the BB, but this should be a simple bolt in job.

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Ok. I finally finished the install. The wiring is straight forward and the switch wiring is so easy a caveman can do it, as proven by me. They provide a ground wire, but the motor also is the ground. I will still connect the ground, but having two speeds is great.

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The Newport motor went in as advertised, Simple straight forward bolt up to the 3 existing holes. My hands are big and I needed my wife to help hold and start the nuts in the cowl area. It took more time to disassemble the transmission arms and unbolt the old unit than it did to install the new unit and re-connect everything up. The motor comes mounted with the transmission bracket to bolt directly to the pivot bracket on the transmission shafts. (reuses your original nut).

The wiring it SUPER simple.
The unit has 4 wires, which connect directly to marked terminals on the switch. The power wore connects to you wire coming off the fuse block. Although they provide a black ground wire, the body the motor will serve as a ground as well (I CONECTED THE GROUND WIRE AS WELL)

Red (Power)
Blue (park)
Yellow (low speed)
White (high speed)
Black (Ground)

When you order, they will ask you if you wish to use the factory OWM dash knob or not. IF you choose to use your OEM knob, they will add a standoff shaft so you can install your original knob on the shaft. Fits like a glove in the original hole with the factory (D) slot.

Of all the parts I've installed on this truck this was one of the easiest.
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The Newport motor went in as advertised, Simple straight forward bolt up to the 3 existing holes. My hands are big and I needed my wife to help hold and start the nuts in the cowl area. It took more time to disassemble the transmission arms and unbolt the old unit than it did to install the new unit and re-connect everything up. The motor comes mounted with the transmission bracket to bolt directly to the pivot bracket on the transmission shafts. (reuses your original nut).

The wiring it SUPER simple.
The unit has 4 wires, which connect directly to marked terminals on the switch. The power wore connects to you wire coming off the fuse block. Although they provide a black ground wire, the body the motor will serve as a ground as well (I CONECTED THE GROUND WIRE AS WELL)

Red (Power)
Blue (park)
Yellow (low speed)
White (high speed)
Black (Ground)

When you order, they will ask you if you wish to use the factory OWM dash knob or not. IF you choose to use your OEM knob, they will add a standoff shaft so you can install your original knob on the shaft. Fits like a glove in the original hole with the factory (D) slot.

Of all the parts I've installed on this truck this was one of the easiest.
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