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    I'm getting my VXR's cracked Windscreen replaced next week, and am stumping up for a Rain Sensor item to do some upgrades after searches on here

    So, I have checked the Headline loom and have got the 3-core Ribbon (Regensensor), so that is all good.

    I know I need to source an 'EX' type sensor for the Auto Wipers & Lights

    After this point, I seem to lose track a little...

    I can find a Xenon Suitable Light Switch with Auto position, so thats fine.
    Do I need a different Wiper stalk atall?

    Also, I then need to get the functions enabled via Tech2 or equivalent?


    I also intend to fit the Dimming Rear View Mirror and also the Door Mirror - I think I have the pins in the door loom plug as per a post on here.
    I have read that I need to get a 6-wire Mirror Loom from the REC to Rear View for it to also work with the Door Mirror? Is this right?
    Otherwise, this lot is just a plug & play unit, no Tech2 requirements?

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    hi m8

    no replacement wiper stalk is needed,you just put it on the intermittent setting and when it starts to rain then the sensor will do the rest

    all you need is the ribbon loom to go from the dimming mirror to the rec and that part will work straight away,you will also need
    the drivers side auto dim mirror then you will probably need the wiring retro fitting from the drivers door multiplug back to the rec

    soon as youve fitted the rain sensor,and the auto light switch then it will all need tech2 programming apart from the interior dim
    mirror and drivers dimming mirror as they are just plug n play.



    2011 insignia elite tourer 2.0 cdti 160 manual,silver

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    If the VXR is like the SRI then make sure when you get the windscreen replaced it comes with the rain/light sensor bracket already attached to the screen. Trying to glue one on afterwards can be problematic.

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2008499059...84.m1423.l2649

    there was a set on ebay had my eye on it but not at the top of my priortys the now, but u should be able to pic up a auto dim mirror no bother. try german ebay a few EX sensors on there.

    but that is the braket if u dont get it with it.

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    Cheers all

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidi View Post
    If the VXR is like the SRI then make sure when you get the windscreen replaced it comes with the rain/light sensor bracket already attached to the screen. Trying to glue one on afterwards can be problematic.
    I've ordered a Rain Sensor Windscreen, so hopefully it'll come with the Bracket attached. Will find out Monday.

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    I have a spare VX bracket lying in my cupboard if anybody wants it along with the JL sensor. Free to good home!


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    order the wrong sensor lol??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rozzer2006 View Post
    order the wrong sensor lol??
    It came with the mirror mate from ebay and I got the EX one from german ebay, and the bracket fell off a windscreen in the dismantlers in Coatbridge lol


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    i will have the bracket mate if its going i may look to do this myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by antowens View Post
    i will have the bracket mate if its going i may look to do this myself
    No problem ant, pm me your details and I'll get it posted to you buddy.............as long as you're the red side of liverpool too lol

    The other one I used I put epoxy glue on it and it's solid as a rock.


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