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What liter engine?
Can you go into more detail on tube, are you referring to the shift tube that runs along the top?
Have you checked the fuses for the radio?
On the wipers since you were messing with the column, it possible a wire has come loose from the multifunction switch connector. For the air blowing only out the defrost that is no vacuum getting to the HVAC control.
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Glad you got it resolved.
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