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Old 09-04-2015, 02:52 PM
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Rain sensing wipers or not

Had a chance to use my wipers this morning in my 2015 High Altitude and I was wondering if they are rain sensing or not? I turned them on to what is normally the most delay setting and they started wiping and did not stop, then they wiped even faster - like on high speed, then they slowed to low speed.

I ask this because my window sticker said nothing about rain sensing wipers and neither does the Jeep site when you bring up a HA window sticker.

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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

It has rain sensing wipers. If you look in the set up of Uconnect, you can turn it off. The options list on the jeep website has a lot of errors. I almost didn't buy a high altitude thinking it didn't come with several features.
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

Look in your Uconnect settings. It'll be an option to turn off/on if you got it. What you describe sounds a lot like auto wipers to me though.
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It has rain sensing wipers. If you look in the set up of Uconnect, you can turn it off. The options list on the jeep website has a lot of errors. I almost didn't buy a high altitude thinking it didn't come with several features.
Yeah I dug deeper into Jeep's website and the HA's definitely have rain sense wipers. Error that I found: no front tow hooks.

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Yeah I dug deeper into Jeep's website and the HA's definitely have rain sense wipers. Error that I found: no front tow hooks.

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When I first looked at the high altitude, the option list said it DID NOT have select-trac, park sense, or heated steering wheel. There was one other major option I can't remember too that it left off as well.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:13 AM
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

Rain sense wipers are standard on the Overland so the HA would have this.

Rain sense replaces what would be the normal intermittent wiper feature.

In the U-Connect settings you can set the wipers to come on automatically if it senses rain on the windshield so with that enabled they become auto wipers. On mine, I don't care to have that feature enabled. If I need the wipers I just turn them on like I've done on every other vehicle I've owned.

I first had the rain sense wipers when they came out on my 02 and I really like the feature.
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

LOVE the rain sensing wipers and they work surprisingly well. So well infact to this day I don't think I have ever had to touch my wiper selector as they seem to work that good. You can change the sensitivity as well it's like the first 3 or 4 positions. I think mine is on the second one down and just works really well.
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

Only time I've turned mine off is when using the car wash.
Otherwise they're set and forgot.
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

Mine seem to have a mind of their own in that in the first setting they don't clear the windshield fast enough ie too much water on the windshield to properly see. I'm gonna clear the rain sensor module lenses this weekend and see if that works. If not, warranty claim.
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Mine seem to have a mind of their own in that in the first setting they don't clear the windshield fast enough ie too much water on the windshield to properly see. I'm gonna clear the rain sensor module lenses this weekend and see if that works. If not, warranty claim.
The first setting is the least sensitive so that's no surprise. If you try for a warranty claim on that they're going to laugh at you.
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Re: Rain sensing wipers or not

I came from a 13 audi Q5 that had rain sensing as a distinct setting (versus variable sensitivity). Maybe I just need to get further aquatinted with the controls and maybe there just not a good as the audi. The other night I tried eveything and couldn't get the window to clear without going to fully on wipers.
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Only time I've turned mine off is when using the car wash.
Otherwise they're set and forgot.
Same here. I would forget to even turn them off there if the sign at the wash didn't remind me. It's a great feature that makes me an even lazier driver
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