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Windshield Wiper Settings

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Hitman007, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Hitman007

    Hitman007 Member

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    So I am trying to figure out if I have a problem or if this is normal. When I put the wipers on the first delay setting with the far spaced dots, it hardly ever activates. Only when my windshield is almost completely covered with rain will it activate once and then just sits there until almost no visibility again. When I move to the second setting which is the closer spaced dots you would think it would be more sensitive. NO! Its slightly better but does not activate until almost no visibility . Am I missing a setting somewhere or do you fellow owners have the same issue?
     
  2. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    I agree, the "rain-sensing" wipers are not very good at detecting when to start. I have my "default" position set to the location before manual and switch to manual when I feel I need it. I have found that it sometimes stays on too long when in this default setting, so I sometimes have to go to a lower setting (dots spaced further apart) by rotating towards driver.
     
  3. Nerdy_Engineer

    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    It doesn't rain much here in CO, but mine seem to work fine. If it's a really light drizzle (you don't get those in FL), then it'll take a while before the wipers activate, but they still do. When it's actually raining here (equivalent to a light drizzle in FL), they work just like normal wipers. Maybe try testing it with a hose.
     
  4. Saghost

    Saghost Active Member

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    I've only had it in a couple rainstorms so far, but I tend to agree - I wish I had a setting more sensitive than the more sensitive of the two.

    At one point in intermittent light rain, I took to tapping the end button to induce single swipes.
     
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  5. Zeek

    Zeek Member

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    Agreed. The wipers seem to be somewhat sluggish especially compared to other high-end vehicles that I suspect we've all owned. The good news is this would be an easy fix if addressed by Tesla.
     
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  6. earlyretirement

    earlyretirement Model X 90D

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    I totally agree. It rained for the first time in MONTHS here in San Diego the other day and I thought the wipers sensor wise sucked. I could never find a setting that worked. It either waited way too long or went way too fast.
     
  7. electricity

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    Wiper sensors kinda suck on the X , one of the only few things that they didn't get right.
     
  8. Wynn

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    The rain sensing wipers are awful. Sometimes they won't even trigger until the windshield is completely obscured. Sometimes they kick into high gear with a slight drizzle of rain. Totally unreliable.
     

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