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02-06-2013 03:21 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx View Post
I hate them. I've had them on other cars and loved them. But they just do not work on my focus. They're spastic and when you need them they shut off!

Is there a way to make them normal wipers again? When I put the selector in the "normal" range they still act as rain sensing. Augh!
Hi 2k2wranglerx,

It looks like a lot of people have chimed in to help you out on this one, but if you still have questions you can check out the rain-sensing wipers section of the 5th printing of your Owner's Manual; the good stuff starts on page 133. You can download a free copy here:https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...OwnerGuidePage

If you have suggested improvements for the rain-sensing wipers, submit your thoughts to the Your Ideas tab of http://social.ford.com. Once your submission is posted, share the link here so people can vote on it.

Crystal
02-04-2013 06:05 PM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
I have the feature. but never use it. If it is raining hard enough to have the wiper on.. I turn it on. Otherwise I leave them off.
I too use Rain X and find I hardly ever really need the wipers unless it is pouring. (or to clean off the screen with a wash)
I hate wipers doing there own thing, and have never had a problem with the auto wipers.
I just control the wipers myself.
i know,, right? i agree w/ u... i mean you're sitting right there.. how much effort is it to turn on ur lights, ur wipers, or dim ur mirror by hand? talk about lazy! And people complain how technology in cars is ruining the driving experience distancing the driver from the mechanics of the car......
02-04-2013 05:10 PM
darkangelism
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Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx View Post
Yeah mine are:

High
Low
Rain sense
Off
Mist

Is there a way to change the rain sense to regular intermittent since the rain sense sucks so bad. I can have it at any position in rain sense and they always shut off.
Yes this is the expected behavior, rain sensing takes over intermittent.
02-04-2013 04:45 PM
Some Guy From NY My auto-sensing wipers work really well. I enjoy having them on.

Except for the one time I went through a car cash and left them on. whoops! It was a hand car wash and they had to shut it down midway through to shut the wipers off on my car.
02-04-2013 04:12 PM
Elizabeth I have the feature. but never use it. If it is raining hard enough to have the wiper on.. I turn it on. Otherwise I leave them off.
I too use Rain X and find I hardly ever really need the wipers unless it is pouring. (or to clean off the screen with a wash)
I hate wipers doing there own thing, and have never had a problem with the auto wipers.
I just control the wipers myself.
02-04-2013 10:11 AM
cobie56
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Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx View Post
my high and low constant on settings work fine. But at the first click up (the stalk) that puts it into "inter" mode pretty much means it'll be in rain sensing all the time.

From there you have the adjustable dial on the stalk. It doesn't matter what position i put that in, it's in rain sensing. even right in the middle, it'll be working fine and then the wipers will just go down (like i turned them off) until i either turn them off and on again, or adjust the dial again.

it's the most frustrating thing ever.
I agree. .really annoying, they are... not engineered well at all.. I use rain-x so that at hwy speeds i don't need the wipers.. at other times i just use the 'swipe' whenever i need it....
02-04-2013 09:56 AM
Some Guy From NY
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Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx View Post
I meant for the thread lol.
I know, but if you can't find it and want to investigate - under that cover is where to start.
02-04-2013 09:54 AM
2k2wranglerx
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
I think the cable is under the plastic cover for the sensor on the windshield.
I meant for the thread lol.
02-04-2013 09:53 AM
Some Guy From NY
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Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx View Post
Ok thanks. Ill keep searching.
I think the cable is under the plastic cover for the sensor on the windshield.
02-04-2013 09:51 AM
2k2wranglerx
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
I believe you can actually unplug a cable and they do become intermittent. IT was posted somewhere here on the forums before, but I do not remember where.
Ok thanks. Ill keep searching.
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