Variable Intermittent wiper

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    I can send you pin connectors if you PM me your address.
     
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    I’m genuinely excited to hear you guys got this working. Now to figure out where I went wrong. Might be because I have a touring switch for auto wipers. Anybody mind measuring the resistance on that pin at the high and low ranges of the adjustment? Only people who have it out of the car, if yours works don’t go messing with it ;)
     
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    Look in this thread item: 21, 47, 72.
    You can order this switch from ROCKAUTO for about $20.CDN. P/N: 35256-TV0-S61
     
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    With the Touring, you may want to check out this thread...https://www.civicx.com/threads/i-think-i’ve-found-a-way-to-disable-rain-sensing-wipers.17372/
    You can disable the auto feature and it reverts to variable intermittent. Also, I had the wiper pad/sensing unit replaced (under warranty) and the auto wiper feature has been working much better. Not 100%, but pretty close.
     
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    Thanks, yeah mines a hatchback so slightly different part number. Got that figured out though.

    Sorry if I wasn’t clear. I have a sport and I bought the wiper stalk from the touring model to attempt this mod.
     
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    I got mine off a 2012 CR-V
     
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    Thanks I just snagged one off eBay from a 2013 EX CRV. $22 after an eBay coupon. Looks like they have the same issue we do where base models don’t have the variable delay adjustment.
     
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    I also have a hatchback, and I got my switch (35256-TV0-A11) off of a Type-R. I was careful to get a non-sensing switch because I wasn't sure if it would cause complications on my barebones LX.

    It's been said before, but I highly encourage that extra attention be paid to the connectors. My first attempt failed and left me thinking that the mod doesn't work. Good thing I was unsure of my connectors and tried a second time with more robust ones, which worked.
     
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    The pins I got are 100% same as the ones that are there. They fit in the plug connectors without any mods to the pins or the plug.
    You just have to be careful when putting them in. You gotta make sure they’re in all the way.
     
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    How do you get the pins out of the connector safely? Is there a tab or something you need to lift up on?
     
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    You do not need to pull any pins out, you only need to put 2 pins in. One on the BCM and another on your wiper switch plug
     
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    I ordered a stalk for my 2017 LX to add variable intermittent wipers and it arrived this week. I want to get around to installing it but I'm having trouble finding the right crimp terminal connectors. I'm in Canada, can anyone tell me if I could find the right ones at Canadian Tire or Napa for example and what exactly they're called or what I should be looking for?
     
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    You won't find the connectors at Canadian Tire, go to a scrap yard.
    I've done mine with connectors I modified (this thread item 66) but if you find the connectors (this thread item 69) they fit perfectly.
    I'm very happy of my mod. I ordered the wiper switch from Rockauto for a EX 2015, works great.
    Good luck in your project.
     
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    If you can't locate any in a scrap yard, you can get a door harness from a Touring level Civic and pull pins out of one of the connectors in there...that's what I did for my EDM rear fog light install.
     
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    #90 Ender, Dec 28, 2019
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    Hello all! I've been following this thread on and off for a couple years, waiting for the solution to finally present itself. Now that there appears to be one, I really want to try it. I have a 2016 LX sedan w/ CVT. I've read through the thread and I think I understand what has to be done. I'm going to try to summarize everything here before I start doing anything. If I've made any mistakes, please call me out so I can fix them and do it right. When I've got it all correct, I really hope this summary will also be helpful to others.

    Steps for Installing Intermittent Wipers in 2016+ LX Civic (as I understand them so far)

    Parts Required:
    • Variable speed wiper stalk. If buying a new one, this part number was suggested: 35256-TV0-S61.
    • 22 or 24 AWG Wires
    • Wire pin connectors (ideally taken from a door harness from another Civic, to ensure they fit well. I will need some of these as well, so if anyone has some extras or can point me in the right direction I'd be very obliged)
    INSTALLATION:
    1. Locate the BCM near the car's fuse box in the driver's side door area. It's pretty hard to get to. The location is explained by @wwmisc here: https://www.civicx.com/threads/variable-intermittent-wiper.3233/page-4#post-587384

    2. Connect a wire (with a pin connector) to pin E21 on the BCM. The diagrams needed to locate E21 are explained by @ck42 here: https://www.civicx.com/threads/variable-intermittent-wiper.3233/page-3#post-418313

    3. Run the wire up to the steering wheel. Remove the old switch and locate the connector where the pins will go in.

    4. Connect the other end of the wire to the wiper switch connector. The wire needs to run to pin 10 on the new wiper switch. Pin 10 on the switch is the leftmost one on the bottom row in this picture from @compcrasher86: https://www.civicx.com/threads/variable-intermittent-wiper.3233/page-2#post-153194
      Note: the connector is the mirror image of the pins. When looking at the face of the connector unplugged, it's the rightmost opening next to the brown wire in this picture from @fitter_here: https://www.civicx.com/threads/variable-intermittent-wiper.3233/page-5#post-594790
      Pin 10 on the connector is unwired.

    5. Uh, put it all back together and hope for the best? Unless you mess with any existing connections, the worst thing that can happen is that the mod won't work. Your wipers should still function the same way they did before.

    FYI - I haven't done this yet, so I'm not 100% sure it'll work. Until I can verify this is all correct, you may want to read the rest of the thread before trying anything.

    I'll continue to update this as I get around to doing it myself over the next couple months. Huge thank you to everyone in this thread that worked so hard to get this working! You guys are awesome.
     
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