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Old 08-31-2012, 03:09 AM   #671
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #672
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Ok here is one I observed the other day... IDK if this is just for Titaniums with IA, but if you have your car in Accessory mode, (no engine running) get out of the car and push the lock button on the IA Key Fob twice, it will turn off the car completely.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #673
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I'm not sure if I'm just unable to find it, but is there a way to disable the rear wiper from activating with the front wipers while in reverse? It's cringing when it happens when the window is all iced over.
I removed my rear wiper for this reason.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #674
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I removed my rear wiper for this reason.
Or you could have just cleared the front window of snow/ ice first at least enough to be able to back up/ out of the spot without the wiper coming on, couldn't you?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #675
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i like all the little cubby nooks the rear passengers have. under the seat corner, in the doors. you think they would have been a bit more creative up front..
i stash my dog's poop bags there .
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:18 AM   #676
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Or you could have just cleared the front window of snow/ ice first at least enough to be able to back up/ out of the spot without the wiper coming on, couldn't you?
I never use my rear wiper - they just end up collecting dirt over time and then scratch the glass when used once in a blue moon. I also removed the rear wiper on my last hatchback because I never used it.

For the Focus, I find the rear defroster plus a little Rain-X works pretty darn well at maintaining rear visibility while driving. The auto-sweep function served nothing but to anger me after driving home in the rain with the wipers on, only to have the rear wiper sweep when reversing into my parking spot, dragging all the freshly-accumulated grit and dirt across the rear glass exactly when I didn't want it to.

Besides, if I'm going to clear the front window of snow and ice, why wouldn't I manually clear all the windows of snow and ice?
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I never use my rear wiper - they just end up collecting dirt over time and then scratch the glass when used once in a blue moon. I also removed the rear wiper on my last hatchback because I never used it.

For the Focus, I find the rear defroster plus a little Rain-X works pretty darn well at maintaining rear visibility while driving. The auto-sweep function served nothing but to anger me after driving home in the rain with the wipers on, only to have the rear wiper sweep when reversing into my parking spot, dragging all the freshly-accumulated grit and dirt across the rear glass exactly when I didn't want it to.

Besides, if I'm going to clear the front window of snow and ice, why wouldn't I manually clear all the windows of snow and ice?
You never use it, ok sure. I use mine a lot more than that. It seems to work well so far. I never said you wouldn't clear all the windows of snow and ice first, just that if you'd have cleared them first that you wouldn't have run into the issue of burning up the motor/ hearing a cringe inducing grinding noise as the wiper is being torn from the ice while backing up. Thas also what the little defroster pad is for directly below the rear wiper.

Just a thought, you're of course free to do what you wish with the car as it belongs to you.
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I never use my rear wiper - they just end up collecting dirt over time and then scratch the glass when used once in a blue moon. I also removed the rear wiper on my last hatchback because I never used it.

For the Focus, I find the rear defroster plus a little Rain-X works pretty darn well at maintaining rear visibility while driving. The auto-sweep function served nothing but to anger me after driving home in the rain with the wipers on, only to have the rear wiper sweep when reversing into my parking spot, dragging all the freshly-accumulated grit and dirt across the rear glass exactly when I didn't want it to.

Besides, if I'm going to clear the front window of snow and ice, why wouldn't I manually clear all the windows of snow and ice?
Wait, you live in SE PA and you never use your rear wiper? I live in Cleveland I use it all winter long...it's basically a necessity. Without it, I have no chance of seeing out of the rear window efficiently. No amount of Rain-X will keep all of the dirt from splashing up onto the window in a bad way.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #679
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Snow collects while driving and the defroster can't always keep up so my wiper will get used.
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Ok here is one I observed the other day... IDK if this is just for Titaniums with IA, but if you have your car in Accessory mode, (no engine running) get out of the car and push the lock button on the IA Key Fob twice, it will turn off the car completely.
That's handy!
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