Inadequate Wiping on Auto Wipers

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slug56
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Post by slug56 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:55 am

Hi all,

I've recently noticed (post-2.4 update but that may well be a coincidence) that nothing except really heavy rain will get the auto-wipers to engage and clear the windscreen - even on their most sensitive setting.

It's been bugging me for a few days but today I got stuck in a downpour and with the little toggle on the stalk pushed all the way to the right, they were wiping maybe once every 5+ seconds when I'd have expected them to be on that fastest turbo-crazy speed. It was wholly inadequate for the conditions.

I do have a rain repellent applied to the glass. Even though I've used this on other cars with auto wipers without a problem, the id.3 manual suggests this can interfere with the rain sensing and cause them not to wipe as fast as they should, so this sounds like an obvious culprit.

I'll remove the product from over the sensors near the rear-view mirror, but I was curious if anyone else has experienced the same with their id.3?
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Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:57 am

I use rain-X on my windscreen and my auto wipers work properly - it's completely transparent (as I assume all rain repellents will be), so the rain sensor should work fine with it on.
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Post by slug56 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:47 pm

Ah, I think I've figured it out. I'm going to go out on a limb and say my sensor isn't supposed to look like this...

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Post by monkeyhanger » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:05 pm

Definitely not.
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Post by Big277wave » Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:10 am

I suspect that's going to be a new windscreen. The windscreen comes with the plastic holder for the sensors and camera bonded to the screen and they clip into the holder.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:25 am

New windscreen should be under warranty - there's nothing you've fine to that, it's a manudacturing defect - so take it to the dealership rather than going through the windscreen coverage on uiur insurance.
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