OEM Mazda6 / Mazda RX-8 Intermittent Windshield Wiper Switch

The problem with the original Mazda MX-5 windshield wiper switch is that the Intermittent function sucks. There are only two settings: Fast and Faster. And when you use them in drizzle the speed is all wrong making the wipers either scrape the windshield when it’s dry or you’re driving with rain drops on the window.

Solution is simple, a bolt on Intermittent Switch from another Mazda, the RX-8 or Mazda6 model. $30 via eBay offer, quick drive down to Linden, NJ and 5 minutes in the garage it was installed.

intermittent windshield wiper switch mazda6 for mx-5

3 screws to take the cover off, and 2 screws to get the module out
3 screws to take the cover off, and 2 screws to get the module out
this unit is tiny! compared to similar Ford modules I replaced on my Crown Vic CVPI
this unit is tiny! compared to similar Ford modules I replaced on my Crown Vic CVPI
happy to see different Mazda components fit from Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 onto a Mazda MX-5
happy to see different Mazda components fit from Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 onto a Mazda MX-5

mazda6 rx-8 intermittent wiper switch miata

intermittent wiper switch rx-8 mx-5 mazda6

Perfect match with the spinning intermittent wheel like the multi-function headlight switch on the other side of the column.

multifunction switch mx-5

 

Original blog post: http://myroadtrip.net/mazda-mx-5-the-wishlist/

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