1989 Ford Ranger Windshield washer pump

Tiny
RANGERJ
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Electrical problem
1989 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

The wires that come from the washer reservoir have been cut a couple of inches from the bottom of the tank. I cannot find the other wires to re-connect. I need advice as to how to rewire the pump. I will probably have to run new wires but I don't know where to run them to. Help please.
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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 AT 12:36 PM

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DAVE H
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Probe the wires with a voltmeter to check which is live and which is ground. The motor terminals should be marked. You will have to have someone operate the switch while you test the wires?
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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 AT 8:36 PM
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Thanks for your response, but my problem is that there are not any wires to the switch, the only wires left are at the bottom of the reservoir. I need to know where to run new wires from the reservoir to the power switch. I cannot find where to re-connect new wires to the power switch. Thanks
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 8:12 AM
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DAVE H
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The washer motor wire from the wiper/washer arm is a pink/light green wire that's the hot/live wire the motor is grounded @G102 ground point centre of left fender. Of course you can ground it wherever you can find a good spot? You will need to trace the hot wire or run yourself a new wire to the switch?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 7:02 PM
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Thanks, But what I need to know is where is the switch, there are no wires to trace, I need to run new wires but don"t know where the switch is located. The only wires left are about 2 inches at the bottom of the reservoir. Thanks
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM
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DAVE H
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The switch is intergrated into the wiper control multifunction swith on steering column? You will have to trace wire from there. Or rewire to the arm?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 8:52 PM
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Thanks, now I know where to start. Sounds like it will be a booger. Thanks again
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 10:24 PM
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DAVE H
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You could alway's go for the easier option of buying a toggle switch and mounting it on/under the dash with a live feed from something else (ie. Cigarette lighter) or a fused wire diect from battery?
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 5:01 AM
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Thanks again, That may be the best idea.
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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 9:12 AM

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