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Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

I have a 2014 Overland andn it seems that the first three or four notches work as auto rain sensing wipers, so I'm confused because each notch seems to work the rain sensing wipers at different speeds depending how hard it's raining....I think. Shouldn't there only be one setting for rain sensing wipers? Can someone please explain how the auto rain sensing wipers work?
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

the first click down from off will theoretically be the least sensitive...aka...lots of water built up before they wipe. the more clicks down, the more sensitive it'll be.

I ended up shutting them off, because even on the least sensitive, they'd go full speed quite often...when it was completely unnecessary.

Maybe a SF update could fix this...would be great. Because in my Lexus, i kept it on the least sensitive of the 3 settings and I never touched the wipers again for 6 years.
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

Ok, thanks. Because my Bimmer only has one setting for rain sensitive wipers and it works great. Very confusing to have multiple levels of rain sensing wipers if you ask me. I thought the whole idea behind rain sensing wipers was to eliminate multiple notches but who knows.....
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

This method hopefully avoids complaints from people who think the wipers are either too sensitive, or not sensitive enough.

My MDX had settings for the sensitivity of the auto headlights.



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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

I use it on first click. Yes, sometimes it goes full bore for a few strokes then regains its sanity. It's nice for those stop and go showers especially when a passing semi 18 wheeler just drenches me with spray like an elephant peeing on my Jeep. The wipers respond pretty quickly and I don't have to take my hands off the wheel when I'm momentarily blinded.
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

Wait a minute here...Isn't the point of Rain sensivity wipers suppose to be that you only have to turn the wiper on and it will doing the "sensing" all by it's self? If you have rain-x on the windshield, that will affect it. If you have to keep adjusting the speed of the wipers in that mode, what is the point of having it on? I think it is an ON or OFF thing, not an adjustable thing. I could be wrong here but otherwise it is pointless
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Rain sensing wipers on my 2012 crd laredo is probably my favourite feature, have never manually used them in a year, wish my auto headlights could be adjusted to turn on a bit later ( still to much daylight when they activate), and the auto high beam should turn on earlier( just about pitch dark when high beam activates) saying that absolutely love this feature.
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

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Wait a minute here...Isn't the point of Rain sensivity wipers suppose to be that you only have to turn the wiper on and it will doing the "sensing" all by it's self? If you have rain-x on the windshield, that will affect it. If you have to keep adjusting the speed of the wipers in that mode, what is the point of having it on? I think it is an ON or OFF thing, not an adjustable thing. I could be wrong here but otherwise it is pointless
The way I see it, it's not something you keep changing. Once you use them you decide when they start. If you watch cars on the road when it starts raining, some people turn the wipers on right away, while others (like me) don't want the wipers on until the windshield is soaked. I have only used position one since I got the Jeep.

What I haven't looked into, is what happens when you go into the EVIC and turn auto wipers off. Does selecting different positions control the speed of the wipers?


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The way I see it, it's not something you keep changing. Once you use them you decide when they start. If you watch cars on the road when it starts raining, some people turn the wipers on right away, while others (like me) don't want the wipers on until the windshield is soaked. I have only used position one since I got the Jeep.

What I haven't looked into, is what happens when you go into the EVIC and turn auto wipers off. Does selecting different positions control the speed of the wipers?

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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

Well I may figured the speed thing a bit later than most of you :-)) but I still think they do not work properly.
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

I just have mine on to the first click or two. When it starts to rain, they activate. The harder it rains, that faster they go. Works like a charm - great feature!
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Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

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The way I see it, it's not something you keep changing. Once you use them you decide when they start. If you watch cars on the road when it starts raining, some people turn the wipers on right away, while others (like me) don't want the wipers on until the windshield is soaked. I have only used position one since I got the Jeep.

What I haven't looked into, is what happens when you go into the EVIC and turn auto wipers off. Does selecting different positions control the speed of the wipers?


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Well if the 14 is like my 11 Limited, when you turn "rain sense" off, it goes back to about 5 delay positions, then a low & high speed. I don't like the rain sense wipers in my Cadillac either, but at least Jeep gives you the option to turn them off. Mine have been turned off since my 2011 Limited was new. To each his own. Al
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