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Old 08-17-2003, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wipers stopped working on Intermittent/Rain Sensor mode. The other modes work fine though. When I switch it to Intermittent, the wipers wipe twice, then stop. It does not respond to rain or anything.

I brought it in to check on the diagnostics and my mechanic had it re-initialized, which got it to work. A week later, it rained and I turned the wipers on in Intermittent mode with the sensitvity set at highest. It went at full speed coz' it was raining quite a bit. So I turned the sensitivity down to lowest. The wipers stopped and refused to work. Now I'm back to square one!

Can someone help with any ideas?
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typically they will just replace the rain sensor. Really the only way to figure out what is the problem, is taking it to the dealer so they can hook it to the DIS
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