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Old 09-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #1161
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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.
Ahh...I thought it was just about the lights coming on, not the wipers too.

I know the 13's don't have the rain sensing wipers unlike the 12's, which is good. That feature is usually poorly executed on anything but top end cars.

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I hate the rain sensing wipers on my wife's Mazda 6...
VW had them on all but the lowest S trim Passat as well. Like the Focus, it only lasted 1 year before they did away with it. Seems like when that feature does make it on to a lower end/common car, it never stays around long due to poor execution. It's one of those features that should just stay with the high dollar lux cars.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #1162
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One of our tire suppliers is in cape....greg been tellin I need to take a ride over n go thru elephant rock area on the way....he said it a damn nice road trip.....
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #1163
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I think the auto wipers do a great job. i have owned luxury cars before that had it and I must say the Focus does it the best.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #1164
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I think the auto wipers do a great job. i have owned luxury cars before that had it and I must say the Focus does it the best.
I agree! My Armada doesn't even have them. And the more that we expect features to not be available on our compacts the less we will get. It's the exact mentality that leads overseas versions having features like auto-stop and adaptive cruise. Many Americans believe that the only people that should have amenities should be the people that can afford the luxury vehicles-not the majority of people that can't.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #1165
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I love my rain sensing wipers... Especially after they launched my drink can at someone the other day. Hahaha
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #1166
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Need a vid of that....to funny...
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #1167
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I guess I don't have that option on my car, I didn't know focus's could come with rain sensors?
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #1168
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Just make sure you turn them off before going thru a car wash!!!
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I guess I don't have that option on my car, I didn't know focus's could come with rain sensors?
Only the early builds did. They were de-contented because some legitimately had problems, some people didn't know how to use them, and (as seen above) many people would rather not have the option available on a compact car...
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #1170
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I see, I don't really think I would want it if I couldn't turn it off.
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