On this rainy day, let's talk about the rain-sensing wipers!

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  1. Ironside

    Ironside Gold Member

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    They suck! HAHA!

    Just kidding... but seriously, they need to be more sensitive!

    I've kind of figured out that what used to control the variable wiper speed on the stock is now the "sensitivity level" controller for these things. No matter what setting I put it on, I find the wipers are not sensitive enough!

    They work eventually, but when it is raining LIGHTLY (when I would benefit the most from the auto wiper feature) they wait until my windshield is COVERED in droplets before doing anything!

    Anyone experience the underwhelming performance of these wipers or just me? I'm debating whether or not I should disable this feature and go back to manual, intermittent wiper control.
     
  2. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    I haven't been out in enough rain yet but I recall a similar experience. I've had other cars that have been sort of the same. They don't seem to wipe enough in the light rain.
     
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  3. cruizinrc

    cruizinrc HCC New Jersey State President Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    My Mini Cooper s has them never used them sorry
    No rain for my little cooper
    Ron
     
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    No complaints, mine are very sensitive. They came on today in a very light sprinkle.
     
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    i used them on my ride home and found them to not wipe as much or as fast as id like them to.......i think everyone has a different idea of how fast wipers should wipe......in a normal rain i see people with theirs cranked almost flying off the car while mine isnt even at full speed.........i think there is too much personal preference for this to work right for everyone.......i only used it for 1 trip and found them irritating and not to my personal preference....

    my fix====dont drive it in the rain anymore
     
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    RAIN X
     
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    I know it says using Rain X will negatively affect the performance of the rain sensor but I've only ever hand washed my Hellcat soooo... no Rain X on mine.
     
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    I still don't understand how this feature is standard on the Challenger and not even an option on the Charger. I really miss this feature from my 2006 300C SRT8.
     
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    what is the rain you guys talk about? Haven't had that in the High Desert of CA in a while
     
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    What? You're saying that if you go to intermittent the wipers sweep on a dry day?
     
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    My fault, clarification. Put RAIN X on the drivers side to keep it clear and DON'T put it where the rear view mirror attaches at windshield
     
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    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Rain? What's that? Unheard of out here...I've had the chance to use them once, and they seemed to perform well, Tammie is the expert. She lives in the drowned state....:D
     
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    And they have volcano's that put soot all over anything east of them:mad:
     
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    So I'm not crazy by not having any clue where the rain sensing option is on the Charger...because there isn't one? That's it. I'm selling it.
     
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    My charger has it. . .
     

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