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01-25-2013 09:43 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by MetalMuffins View Post
I am note sure on the wiper needing a certain amount of fluid on the glass before starting as mine will start wiping before any fluid is sprayed onto the glass. This is probably because it has been -30C for the past week
Its not that its determining a certain amount of fluid or not, more so that if you don't hold the spray/ wipe switch forward long enough it won't swipe at all despite spraying fluid until after a certain time delay, where as just energizing the wiper with the toggle switch works right away every single time.

This is the same as the front windshield sprayers, if you don't hold the switch long enough it doesn't actually activate the wipers even though it may have sprayed fluid. That is a common occurence on any car I've ever had.
01-25-2013 08:49 AM
MetalMuffins I am note sure on the wiper needing a certain amount of fluid on the glass before starting as mine will start wiping before any fluid is sprayed onto the glass. This is probably because it has been -30C for the past week
01-25-2013 08:23 AM
suss6052 Ok, a quick update, be very careful with changing lamps in the cold as there is a risk of damaging the screw bosses easier, I'd recommend either doing it in an enclosed and insulated/ heated garage or waiting until after winter.

The wiper still requires a certain amount of fluid to be sprayed first before wiping, so I guess I really didn't use it that much before hand to remember this.

However the critical difference is that due to the stock wing being shorter the spray nozzle is pointed straight down as opposed to being pointed inwards toward the window. This causes it to spray mostly past the glass, where as the new one has the slot in a different position pointing into the glass so it fans out properly as opposed to spraying straight down.
01-24-2013 03:48 PM
RonMaiden If I have to go clear then I can live with it but I prefer to match the tails which I plan on tinting anyway. I just want to save the $$$ since I have two other cars that call on my wallet also.
01-24-2013 03:44 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Whoops. Already bought the clear one. Though, I don't think I'll mind it.
I'm sure you'll like it.

I was just trying to help ronmaiden as he seemed to prefer the stock appearance for the rear lamp.
01-24-2013 03:39 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
There may be a non clear version with the corrected nozzle angle/ location which would should be part 8A6Z-13A613-B if you're looking to maintain the red appearance.
Whoops. Already bought the clear one. Though, I don't think I'll mind it.
01-24-2013 03:36 PM
suss6052
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I doubt it has a sensor and I'm hoping a few others that have added the wing will chime is with a similar experience or not. I'm hoping not.
There were at least two people with this issue in this very discussion, the O.P. with the 3D carbon wing and the stock third brake lamp was complaining about the wiper/ washer no longer working properly in pretty much the same manner. Misfire had also installed the clear ST lamp and seems to be happy with it.

There may be a non clear version with the corrected nozzle angle/ location which would should be part 8A6Z-13A613-B if you're looking to maintain the red appearance.

The clear part is available under service part number 8A6Z-13A613-C.

The stock part is 8A6Z-13A613-A at least as far as I can tell.
01-24-2013 03:17 PM
suss6052
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I'll have to experiment... if only it were warmer outside!
If I briefly pushed the stalk forward to engage the spray for the rear wiper after this past saturday when I had the wing put on the car it sprayed a stream of fluid but did not engage the wiper if I immediately let go following the stream of fluid. If I held it longer eventually the wiper engaged, so I'm not sure if that was due to the weather or not, but its hard to ignore the fact that the nozzle is in a different orientation now than when it was with the original wing.

If you actually look at the ST rear spoiler it is physically longer than the standard mk3 spoiler, therefore the same nozzle orientation that works properly in one configuration will not work properly in another configuration.
01-24-2013 03:14 PM
RonMaiden I doubt it has a sensor and I'm hoping a few others that have added the wing will chime is with a similar experience or not. I'm hoping not.
01-24-2013 03:11 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
I'm not sure if it has a sensor to tell or not, however it used to turn on right away as soon as I'd activated the spray on the rear window, however with the new wing and the stock lamp it sprays for a long period of time before it starts to actually activate the rear wiper. This seems to me to indicate that if the fluid isn't actually hitting the glass the wiper doesn't seem to turn on.
I'll have to experiment... if only it were warmer outside!
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