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Old 08-26-2014, 06:09 AM
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

A windscreen is a windscreen. Unless there's a physical imperfection in the direct line of fire interfering with the rain sensor, any reputable windscreen will do the job.

Personally, I wouldn't put Rainex in the area of the sensor, because the sensor depends on the presence of water droplets to work. Rainex will prevent that, possibly impeding the auto function from working.

(I'm an ex-autoglass specialist.)

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Old 08-26-2014, 07:36 AM
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Page 99 of the SRT manual:
Use of Rain-X or products containing wax or silicone may reduce Rain sensing performance.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:57 AM
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

For me, that is a bonus. I have auto turned on, but I actually hate having wipers come on too frequently, so using a glass sealant does a doubly good job, first it clears the water off quickly, and secondly it reduces the amount of wiper action. WIN WIN.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I can post an update on our experiences with the new windscreen - and as you already know it was genuine Mopar from the dealer.
We had the phantom wipe issue for several days - dealer couldn't find any problems and there is no program to calibrate the auto function.
So - the car fixed itself and the auto function has worked fine ever since. The wipers start about exactly when I would have reached for the switch. Definitely no argument with how the auto operation works.
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There is a difference in the auto headlights now - they come on earlier in dim light and take longer to go off.
The auto high beam also is less sensitive and will switch to high more readily. Dips fine against oncoming traffic or other ambient light.
Quite noticeable against how it operated with the previous windscreen.

There is no difference in the appearance of the new glass, but there must be a fraction of difference in how the light comes through the glass to the sensors. Certainly it can be noticed in the way the system works.

The way the system behaved before was great and now is still great. Without a comparison any owner would not notice.

If your insurance is going to cover a screen, I would still recommend a Mopar screen - given what I now know.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I can add to this.
I had my windscreen replaced last Saturday by RACV Autoglass under insurance but unfortunately it's not a genuine Mopar one.
My wipers did the single wipe trick upon startup for a couple of days and then on the way home from work yesterday in bright daylight they did maybe 3 or 4 fast sweeps across the screen and now the wipers are working without the single sweep on startup (which is good to see). I haven't tested them out with water on the screen yet though......fingers crossed.
However, my auto lights now appear to stay on constantly, even in bright daylight. I park in an undercover carpark so when I leave work they automatically come on when I start but fail to turn off once out in the daylight. I've tried cycling the switch through on/off/auto without success.
Cleaned the lens in the back of the mirror housing as well.
Reading the manual (strange, I know...hehe) mentions that if you have the screen replaced then it must go back to a dealer to have the SmartBeam sensor re-aligned. Is this the case? Has anyone had to do this after a screen replacement?

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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

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Cleaned the lens in the back of the mirror housing as well.
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The light sensor is on the dash, in the centre, forward near the glass.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I knew that it was the ambient light sensor on the dash, but I thought the auto lights feature may also be tied in with the SmartBeam sensor on the mirror housing. I thought I had solved the problem today. Before leaving work I removed the small mount on the windscreen, just below the rearview mirror, that my old dashcam mounted to (Itronics ITB70) that died just before the screen got replaced. the fitter stuck it back on, so I removed it and driving out into the daylight saw the lights go off, so I thought that it may have been partially blocking the sensor. All good.
Not 10 minutes later the headlights switch on again in broad daylight and now won't switch off again in Auto mode...........frustrating.

I'm reluctant to take it to a dealer at this stage, as I'm sure I'll be stung, plus finding time is hard ATM.
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I knew that it was the ambient light sensor on the dash, but I thought the auto lights feature may also be tied in with the SmartBeam sensor on the mirror housing. I thought I had solved the problem today. Before leaving work I removed the small mount on the windscreen, just below the rearview mirror, that my old dashcam mounted to (Itronics ITB70) that died just before the screen got replaced. the fitter stuck it back on, so I removed it and driving out into the daylight saw the lights go off, so I thought that it may have been partially blocking the sensor. All good.
Not 10 minutes later the headlights switch on again in broad daylight and now won't switch off again in Auto mode...........frustrating.

I'm reluctant to take it to a dealer at this stage, as I'm sure I'll be stung, plus finding time is hard ATM.
That's disappointing. No I certainly wouldn't go to the dealer. I'd be surprised if RACV wouldn't come to the party if you hammered them enough with politely worded letters. I also got an after market window and was expecting the worse but the fitter knew exactly what he was doing and it worked like a dream. Maybe I was just lucky to get a good fitter. I got it through O'Brian Glass. I asked for a non-insurance price and it proved to be considerably cheaper all round than the insurance price.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Yep. RACV offer a lifetime warranty on their work so if it can't be resolved soon I'll be giving them a call.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Just another question. There are 2 "cameras" within the rear view mirror housing, one on the back of the mirror itself and one down on the housing. I know one controls the Smartbeam system but what is the other one for?
I've got RACV onto it and would like to know what they're for when they ask.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

It appears that the sensitivity of the sensor has been affected by the new screen, maybe.
On a really bright day, like today, they work, but anything slightly overcast and they're back on straight away. It's been that way here for a couple of weeks now, so haven't had a good day to test.
It is more sensitive though.
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It appears that the sensitivity of the sensor has been affected by the new screen, maybe.
On a really bright day, like today, they work, but anything slightly overcast and they're back on straight away. It's been that way here for a couple of weeks now, so haven't had a good day to test.
It is more sensitive though.
On the rear view mirror base, the forward facing sensor is surely the auto headlight dimer. The one flat to the glass is the rain sensor. It must be perfectly sealed to the glass. Any bubbles will be sensed as rain. Check to ensure that the ambient light sensor on the dash is clean. The windscreen installer may have gotten some gunk on it. Good luck!
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