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Offline JR.303

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Auto wipers query.
« on: January 14, 2020, 07:12:00 PM »
I find the auto wipers a bit of a pain and wondered if just a normal intermittant wipe is possible.
The drivers side blade (new Bosch aero) scrapes if it is not peeing down.
If so how?

Offline coolhandluke

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 08:36:16 PM »
2nd click up of the wiper stalk should give you intermittent wipe and it's adjustable to.

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 09:29:21 PM »
You can switch the Auto wiper function off with VAG Com I believe. Alternatively unplug the sensor behind the rear view mirror. This should give you adjustable intermittent wipe with the first click.

I thought 2nd click just gave you the slowest of the intermittent wipes and wasnt adjustable?


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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:16:32 AM »
Thanks, but I just looked through some old posts on here and it's not possible.
Oh well, no car is perfect!

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 04:07:01 PM »
IMO Bosch wipers are sh*te, valeo ones all the time for me

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 05:10:40 PM »
IMO Bosch wipers are sh*te, valeo ones all the time for me

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Thanks , I'll try them.

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 08:35:37 AM »
I move the toggle switch on top of the stalk a few clicks along if the auto is being a pain, and it seems to act more like a traditional intermittent wiper.

Also, spray the screen with Rain X or equivalent and importantly wipe the wiper blades with it also and the wipers silently glide across your screen rather satisfyingly beautifully  :happy2:

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 08:57:04 PM »
You can switch the Auto wiper function off with VAG Com I believe. Alternatively unplug the sensor behind the rear view mirror. This should give you adjustable intermittent wipe with the first click.

I thought 2nd click just gave you the slowest of the intermittent wipes and wasnt adjustable?


Yep, that is the only way to revert to traditional intermittent - unplug the rain sensor. 

Just to confirm:

Stalk down = 1 wipe, or hold down for max speed.

Stalk up 1 notch = Auto

Stalk up 2 notches = fixed speed 1

Stalk up 3 notches = fixed speed 2

On the MK4 you could replace the auto relay with a normal one and get basic intermittent.  On the MK5 they did away with that and the wiper has a controller built into the motor housing, so no such relay exists sadly.

TBH, I find the auto wipers absolutely fine 95% of the time.  If there is any weird or erratic behaviour, has the car had a replacement screen?  Most screen fitters totally bork the gel pack.  If they refit it with loads of air bubbles, you're never going to get proper auto behaviour.  Insist on a replacement sensor/gel pad.  Most just peel the old one off and stick it back on.  As Arnie says, that is "WRONG".



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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2020, 09:29:27 AM »
Any good Si02 product will assist in dispelling the water quicker. I use a chemical guys ceramic hydrowax and it’s brilliant to the point I can drive without the wipers on when it’s raining hard as the water beads off sooooo quick


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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 11:02:50 AM »
Thanks all!

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 12:17:37 PM »
I always clay bar w./screen when cleaning the car

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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 06:37:33 PM »
I feel your pain, the auto wipers seem to have a mind of there own in mine.. I got rid of the Bosch blades and fitted valeo ones and gave the windscreen a good deep clean then a coat of rain-ex.

I only have to tap the stalk down manually now and then in light rain now and just stick it on speed 1 if of the motorway or heavier rain
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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2020, 08:03:54 PM »
My auto wipers also seem to do their own thing, turning down the sensitivity helped, less false positives - but not wiping in drizzle. I still would rather be with it than without.

After market blades always seem very chunky - not seen any as slim as OEM - how are Valeo ones for heftiness?




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Re: Auto wipers query.
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 04:37:35 PM »
I've got some rainx now and hopefully will apply tomorrow.