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Australian windscreen replacement

After 15000k without even a stone strike this trip, today coming east from Camooweal, got a decent sized rock into the top left hand corner.
Parked in Mt Isa, went to lunch, and came back to a 300mm crack heading down into the centre of the screen. I already have a large star repair in the screen from our last western Qld trip so its a new screen coming up.

Our insurance will cover a genuine screen.

I did read a while ago that some of the screen replacements experienced phantom wipes and headlight dipping issues.

What are the present experiences with windscreen replacement, and should i go to the trouble of getting a genuine one?

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:55 AM
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

I would only choose OEM as the sensors and cameras should function better with the Mopar screen.
I had the phantom wipes for a couple of days, but it went away.
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New windscreen. Wiper rain sensor fault

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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Snuke.
My left toe hurts.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Toe specs
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

On Tuesday the windscreen was replaced with a Mopar screen. (for info - priced at $2200!!!).
Yep - every time the engine is started there is a one wipe phantom sweep.

installers say they had done about 6 WK2's before and never had an issue - this was also the first genuine screen they had fitted, and apart from the Mopar logo they couldn't tell the difference. I watched the installation and from my perspective they were very careful, and I thought they did a great job, until the engine start…...

By chance the vehicle was at the dealer for 70K service yesterday - so asked them to look at it. No codes were stored and of course they had never seen the problem either - it seems there is no calibration or program they can run to diagnose or stop the single wipe.
Next week they will take the vehicle and pull the rain sensor out and replace to see if that fixes the problem.

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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Well, because I hate things like this i couldn't leave it alone….
Tried water spray on the windscreen - auto function worked fine. Did this 10 times or so.
Still phantom wipe on start.
Wife takes the Jeep shopping. Started and stopped it heaps of times - still one wiping each start.
Comes home - reports that as she was almost home the wipers started themselves (bright blue Gold Coast day) - wiped like crazy for 30 seconds - then stopped themselves.

Started the Jeep - no phantom wipe.
Done it 20 times - still no phantom wipe.

All fixed.

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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

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Well, because I hate things like this i couldn't leave it alone….
Tried water spray on the windscreen - auto function worked fine. Did this 10 times or so.
Still phantom wipe on start.
Wife takes the Jeep shopping. Started and stopped it heaps of times - still one wiping each start.
Comes home - reports that as she was almost home the wipers started themselves (bright blue Gold Coast day) - wiped like crazy for 30 seconds - then stopped themselves.

Started the Jeep - no phantom wipe.
Done it 20 times - still no phantom wipe.

All fixed.


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Maybe a learning cycle? HAL - "I don't think you should do that Dave!?"
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Mine was the same. You can turn the auto wipers off. It seems to learn over time.
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Re: Australian windscreen replacement

Same here. Stoped a day or too later when we had some rain.
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Clay bar the windscreen and then apply a glass sealant.
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