Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Rain Sensing Wipers
View Single Post
Old 11-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #11
Focus Addict
suss6052's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 13,920
Points 12,333, Level 72
Points: 12,333, Level: 72 Points: 12,333, Level: 72 Points: 12,333, Level: 72
Level Up 71% Completed
Level up: 71% Level up: 71% Level up: 71%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 40 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Originally Posted by REK21 View Post
I thought with the auto wipers, you also get the auto lamp feature that turns on headlights when wipers activate. It's in the in dash menu under lighting. I can turn it on, but since I don't have auto wipers, it doesn't do anything.
Rain lamps works automatically in the standard low or high speed setting of the regular variable intermittent wipers to turn on the headlamps, in fact it doesn't seem to work in the intermittent speed setting, but that is by design I think.

My car turns on the headlamps automatically in the rain with the wipers on low or high for as long as the wipers are running + a minute or two after turning the wipers either off or to the intermittent setting if its not dark enough to also trigger the auto lamps to kick on.

So I'm not sure why you say it does not work with the standard wiper settings on the 2012+ and more specifically the SEL like mine and yours.
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote