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To add to my never ending list of mini issues, I think my Auto Wipers are now broken, it seems now if I want them to work and just turned on my car and its raining I need to switch them off and then back to autosensing. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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They're designed this way.
It's so if there's snow, ice or frost on your wipers/windscreen it won't damage them on start up ;)
 

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hmmm

Are you sure? I thought orignally they just went on when it rains, (hense autosensing) thats why in the manual it tells you to turn them off when you go in a car wash. If that was the case how you explained it, then they would never go on automatically in a car wash.

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I think the sensor works by deteramining the light refraction.
Ice, snow and frost will refract light and hence set the wipers off.
 

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Yep, if left "enabled" when the car is turned off/on, you will have to move the
stalk to the "off" position and then back to the "enabled" position. They are
"Auto" because they sense the presence and amount of rain on the windshield
and run when needed. You could turn them on every time you start the car and
they would only run when it rains, but you do have to turn them on every time.

Yours aren't broken. They have always worked this way.
 

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petecrosby said:
Yep, if left "enabled" when the car is turned off/on, you will have to move the
stalk to the "off" position and then back to the "enabled" position. They are
"Auto" because they sense the presence and amount of rain on the windshield
and run when needed. You could turn them on every time you start the car and
they would only run when it rains, but you do have to turn them on every time.

Yours aren't broken. They have always worked this way.
What he said.

:)
 
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