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    Default Rain Sensor

    hello folks,

    the wipers on my car seemed to have developed a mind of their own. When i switch it on to auto, in the slightest drizzle they come on full speed and don't go off till i switch it off. the screen is clean so it cant be that, the only thing i can think of is that when my car was smashed up, the windscreen was replaced, could the sensor have been damaged during the process.

    if so how can i prove it and get it replaced, or if i need to get it done myself how much will a new sensor cost, and can i change this myself.

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    My wipers sometimes seem to go a bit weird. I move the intermittent variable switch backward and forwards a few times and they seem to play ball after that.

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    tried that, nothing works. I thought maybe because the heater wasn't working the sensor might have gotten condensation inside it. maybe it might start working properly now

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    No scratches on the windscreen i take it?

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    brand new screen, its the type with the heat deflector, blue/green all over

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    Is it the same as your previous screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suj786
    ....the only thing i can think of is that when my car was smashed up, the windscreen was replaced, could the sensor have been damaged during the process.

    if so how can i prove it and get it replaced, or if i need to get it done myself how much will a new sensor cost, and can i change this myself.
    How can you prove it? Difficult to I suppose. Can you replace it - I don't believe so. It's part of the windscreen, comes attached to it when you get the screen.

    Mine did the opposite, rain sensor seemed a bit insensitive when I got the car - even on highest sensitivity. Had a new screen put in as it had picked up some chips etc (Genuine VX one) and the sensor was more sensitive and now swipes when I want it too on on a lower sensitivity setting.

    I suppose all you can do is go back and show them what it's doing. Take a little plant spray pump to show them how sensitive it is.

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    How can they call them auto rain sensors when you have to turn them on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bri
    How can they call them auto rain sensors when you have to turn them on?
    'cos once you flick the stalk once to turn them on, they are auto after that - they swipe depending on the level of rain. Then you can overide them manually and have them on constant (normal or fast speed). Just gives you more choice/control.

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