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#1 (permalink) Old 08-10-2004, 09:14 AM
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Hey!

Will the windshield wiper change speed accordingly to my car's speed...?
On my moms E46 they tend to slow down a bit when stopping, and they speed up again when the car starts moving.

I've got a '94 E36 316 coup, and just tried the self test trick
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I think that's why our cars have a speed limiter built into them. Not because the car isn't safe going over the hundred and something miles an hour that the limiter is set at...but because the windshield wipers are going so fast, they'll fly off the car. Something that the US Department of Transportation required...don't think this is true in Europe.

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Yes, they will slow down if your stopping. Yeah, its pretty cool.

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I didn't think this would happen to my E36, since this is a pretty "basic" car..nothing special to it...is that a standard feature?

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Yes its standard, if they are on the middle or fast speed while your driving then if you stop at a set of lights or wherever they will go to intermediate and "wipe" every couple of seconds, then when u take off again they go back up to normal speed
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Mine do the same, they do not speed up with speed, but when under 10mph, they switch to setting 1, rather than setting 2.

And then there is setting 3 for the occasional monsoon!

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