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I think I messed up my rain sensing wipers!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Hota, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Hota

    Hota Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    New England
    Any help out there would be appreciated

    I was finishing off an install of a BlackVue 2 channel dashcam last night in my AP1 refreshed Model S using the spare constant 12V power found in the microphone grill. Anyhow, as I fished the camera power and rear camera wires from the microphone grill opening through the front of the headliner, I noticed that the spare 12v connector had dissapeared! Likly dragged by the wires I had fished through into a space where I really couldn't see it at all.

    Well, I thought I had identified the cable of the spare 12V connector cable and that the connector end was stuck someplace so I gave it a wiggle trying to loosen it. I was successful as the cable came free and I would up with this:


    This wasn't the spare power cable. Crap.

    So, I dropped the front of the headliner looking for a place to plug it in. Nothing. I removed the AP1 camera housing looking for places that the plug came from without success. I concluded that it was a spare plug - I noticed a couple of other spare plugs taped down on the right side of the headliner so perhaps this wasn't connected to start with.

    Driving today, I noticed that the rain sensing wipers don't work anymore. They've been turned into regular delay wipers.

    Anyone have any ideas or resources? I have a service appointment related for an unrelated item a couple of weeks from now but I'd rather fix this myself if I knew where this plug came from.

    On the bright side, I have a really clean Blackvue install.

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