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2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 06:57 AM

Can rain sensing wipers be turned off?
 
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!

Some Guy From NY 02-04-2013 07:32 AM

Really?

When the stalk is all the way down, your rain sensing wipers will stay OFF. One click up on the stalk, activates the rain sensing wipers, any further clicks up on the stalk put your wipers to manual, ie: constant speed, the more clicks up the faster they go - like on every car.

You may also want to adjust the sensitivity of the wipers by turning the wheel/knob at the end of the stalk, that may make your rain sensing wipers work better.

2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY (Post 4571894)
Really?

When the stalk is all the way down, your rain sensing wipers will stay OFF. One click up on the stalk, activates the rain sensing wipers, any further clicks up on the stalk put your wipers to manual, ie: constant speed, the more clicks up the faster they go - like on every car.

You may also want to adjust the sensitivity of the wipers by turning the wheel/knob at the end of the stalk, that may make your rain sensing wipers work better.

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.

2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 08:32 AM

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/...r_Controls.jpg

so I thought it was supposed to be rain sensing in those 2 upper arrow areas...

but it doesn't seem to matter. they will shut off and act like rain sensing wipers in the range below those arrows as well.

2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 08:38 AM

So basically anywhere I set that dial it acts like rain sensing.

Some Guy From NY 02-04-2013 08:45 AM

I am confused...

The only way to "turn them off" is to push the stalk down to its last position before it goes to the window washer fluid.

One click up from this last position is the rain sensing wipers. Turning the dial adjusts their sensitivity, it does not turn them off - the click of the stalk below this setting like I just described is OFF.

So what you need to do is always keep it OFF and then when you want to use the wipers, you have to move the stalk up at least 2 clicks to bypass the rain sensing wiper selection, and go to the low & high settings.

2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 08:49 AM

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.

Some Guy From NY 02-04-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx (Post 4571972)
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 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.

2k2wranglerx 02-04-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY (Post 4571974)
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.

Some Guy From NY 02-04-2013 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2k2wranglerx (Post 4571976)
Ok thanks. Ill keep searching.

I think the cable is under the plastic cover for the sensor on the windshield.


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