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Old 09-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #1151
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That's how I've always thought it should be. Are we talking an option with the dealer tool? IDE or whatever it's called.
It's in the IPC menus.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #1152
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You sure about that? I've jumped in the car at the tail end of an afternoon thunderstorm....you know the instances where right near the edge of the storms it can be sunny as can be yet steady raining at the same time for a few more mins...and maybe within 20 or 30secs of turning on the wipers, the lights were on as well.

I mean I could see if it was right in the thick of it, thus maybe getting dark enough for that alone to turn em on, but this is mid day with the sun shining bright despite the rain still falling. I wouldn't of thought anything BUT wipers on = lights on in auto given that. hmmm.
I'm saying if the rain lamp option was enabled in the IPC the windshield wipers would have to be on and in their high or low speed setting with the auto lamps enabled before the headlamps will turn on from the "rain". Otherwise in automatic mode the headlamps will not turn on just because you drove near a sprinkler system. It has to get sufficiently dark enough for long enough to enable the ambient light sensor to turn the head lamps on.

Since bama_focus said they didn't have the wipers on (car never got wet, just drove past the water) it would have had to have been in a tunnel or under a dark enough cloud to turn the lamp on if only for a moment.

These cars do not have a rain sensor on the U.S. models. At least not the ones built without the automatic wipers, which was only ever available on the 2012 SEL premium package, and the 2012 Titanium models. That would only automatically turn on the wipers however.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #1153
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I hate the rain sensing wipers on my wife's Mazda 6...
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #1154
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It's in the IPC menus.
OH! THATS what the rain lamp option is.... Cool...

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #1155
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Well, if you have a 5 speed, you just shift really early. Not surehow with the automatic though.

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I peg the anticipation & shifts, but not the speed
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #1156
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I peg the anticipation & shifts, but not the speed
I can't abuse my car like that shift so early n luggin hell out of it.....
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I can't abuse my car like that shift so early n luggin hell out of it.....
You're not lugging the car as long as the engine is spinning more than 1250 rpm with load on it. You have to shift before 2000 rpm to nail the shifting trophies on these cars.

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Old 09-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #1158
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You're not lugging the car as long as the engine is spinning more than 1250 rpm with load on it. You have to shift before 2000 rpm to nail the shifting trophies on these cars.
That depends on the load... You're not lugging the engine at 1250 with a light load, but you would be with a heavy one, such as accelerating up a steep hill @ WOT in 5th gear.
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I haven't been over by cape but my hunk of mo.is either up or down n curvy swervey so most of time 1200 just makes it sound very unhappy....
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I haven't been over by cape but my hunk of mo.is either up or down n curvy swervey so most of time 1200 just makes it sound very unhappy....
Yep, it's pretty much that way all the way from my front door to yours, especially if you take the more direct route on the state and county roads.
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