XJ XJ6 / XJR6 ( X300 ) 1995-1997

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I have a 1996 Xj6, and had the wiper motor replaced. We haven't been able to get the wiper installed where it wipes the entire windscreen, yet rests in the appropriate location. It's sitting about 15 to 20 degrees too high on the windshield. Any guidance?
 
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If the wiper arm parks too high, you should easily be able to remove it from the splined shaft and reposition it correctly. Pop off the black cap (#2) by lifting at the round end, undo the nut, lift the arm off the shaft and reposition the arm. Careful when using your wrench near the windshield.
 
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After removing the wiper arm you can take a Styrofoam cup bottom with a center hole made to stick on the rotating shaft

With a magic marker you can mark a line on the cup bottom to know the arc path

The micro park switch inside the motor gear can have the wrong " make throw dimension " and cause the wiper to park too high even though the running arc of travel is OK


 

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After removing the wiper arm you can take a Styrofoam cup bottom with a center hole made to stick on the rotating shaft

With a magic marker you can mark a line on the cup bottom to know the arc path

The micro park switch inside the motor gear can have the wrong " make throw dimension " and cause the wiper to park too high even though the running arc of travel is OK

Yes, I think that's the case with mine. The running arc is fine, covers the range expected. But, when it goes to the rest position, it's too high. Any idea on how to correct this:?
 
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Just off the top of my head the micro park switch which is generically available in a basic form comes in a 5 or 1o dimension to make the button moment length close the contact

Some have put in a normal close or a normal open switch which I can't remember what it is but it has to be one only

While I had mine apart and tinkering with it I couldn't source a a exact match of the numbers on the original micro switch even though there was nothing wrong with my wiper system

My thought was might as well replace it while I had it all apart and it's service life going forward

There is a 97 X300 that just arrived in a salvage yard Thursday in Kc that I'm going over but they will most likely only sell the wiper gear unit as a whole but I may peep inside again to see the manufacture number on the switch , been inside mine before .

Let me know as I plan on being there again Monday

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Not broken down in parts sources below:

https://www.jaguarclassicparts.com/u...en-wiper-motor

But this is a generic pic of a park mode micro switch in the gear section

 

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