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    Hi All

    Daft question for you. I always thought that "Auto wipers" meant that when it starts raining, the wipers come on and at the correct speed. But on my Vectra you have to switch the wipers on and then the rain sensor sets the speed. Is that correct? Seems daft that they can sense rain but you have to switch them onto "rain sensing mode",.. That may sound lazy but..a valid point??

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    Mine is the same mate, good point though

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    Think I also read in the manual that some vectras have a function where, if you leave your windows open i.e. in a car park and it starts to rain. It will close your windows for you...anybody got this?

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    same here...i have never thought about it before,,good point tho m8

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    As sad as i may be i tried this with the hose and they do close, the car has to be locked though

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    It seems a valid point but if these were totally auto, then if you were inside while it was pelting down, you'd go to a car with a flat battery??

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0501291 View Post
    Think I also read in the manual that some vectras have a function where, if you leave your windows open i.e. in a car park and it starts to rain. It will close your windows for you...anybody got this?
    If you have the rain sensing wipers, then itwill close the windows if it starts to rain.... it wont close the wind up windows in the back though!!!!

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    As a newbie I'm a bit confused about that too.. they seem to have a mind of thier own....

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    Hey John, not sad,,lol.... I also tried this with a cup of water. But it didnt work. Think its becuase my car wasnt locked.. Will have to try it again ! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
    If you have the rain sensing wipers, then itwill close the windows if it starts to rain.... it wont close the wind up windows in the back though!!!!

    I beg to differ, sorry but i have left a window open before, & i got caught in the rain, came back to a soggy seat, even though it wasn't open that much!!
    I have rain sensor on mine.

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