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Old 08-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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Hey guys,

The convenience group has those rain sensitive wiper blades, does anyone have any experience with those or the auto high beam control?

How do they work? I could see those rain sensitive wipers being a real pain for anything hitting the windshield that isn't rain (big bugs, muds and so on). Will that set off the blades? Can it be disabled?

I don't really see an issue with the auto high beam control, seems pretty useful to have.

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You'll find that you will really like the rain sensing wipers. Just don't use Rain-X on your windshield or do not use Rain-X wiper blades.

As far as the headlights, those are really handy if you live/drive out in the sticks. The high beams will adjust brightness as needed. I just wish they came with HID's like the Jeep I just traded for the RAM.

BTW, they can both be disabled if you choose. Personally, I like both these features, set it and forget it.

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I would have to think that you could disable the automatic wiper blade function, if you choose to
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The rain-sensing wipers are sweet...... until you have to change your windshield.

I recently changed a cracked windshield on another vehicle of mine with rain sensing blades and got bent over..... hard!

Oh, and I changed it TWICE with NINE days for a repetitive crack in a near identical location.

I'll never purchase another vehicle with rain-sensitive wipers for that reason alone.
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Awesome Thanks Champ. Is there just a switch or setting to simply turn it on and off?
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You operate them simply by putting the wipers on in delay mode, that is assuming you have them enabled through the dash options. They will adjust from slow delay to hi speed depending on how much water hits the windshield. They work with an Infrared array that works with water reflection on your windshield. Pretty simple but effective. I'll never get another vehicle without them. I drove my daughters Jeep a few weeks back for a couple days and the regular old delay wipers drove me nuts.
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I don't think the windshield has anything to do with the rain sensing wipers in Ram trucks, pretty sure the sensor is in the rear view mirror. Am I wrong?
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I don't think the windshield has anything to do with the rain sensing wipers in Ram trucks, pretty sure the sensor is in the rear view mirror. Am I wrong?
The sensor is mounted to the windshield under the mirror, it may use a unique windshield.

I like the rains sensing wipers, until you hit certain daylight conditions with no rain that set them off and they keep going on a dry windshield. I leave it enabled in the options but always turn them off at the stalk when its not raining.
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I for one do not like the rain sensitive wipers. They tend to go on high when it is just misting, or wipe constantly when intermittent is called for. Anyone know how to disable this feature?
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