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Old 01-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Windshield washer + automatic wiper function.?

One thing that has been annoying me since i got my I1 is that when using the
front windshield washer i have to manually turn on the wiper function.

Is there a mod / other wiper relay that fits the I1 so when using the washer, the
wipers come on automatically. ?
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I was about to ask the same question! Is this normal. This is very annoying.

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I will third that!! I hate it as well. I am sure something can be done with one of Peters little picaxe circuits!

The best home made delay wipe system I ever saw was one where you pressed a momentary switch twice in quick succession and it wiped once. When you decided (using vision) that the screen needed wiping again you pressed the switch and it wiped again. It then used that delay setting which by definition was the perfect setting for you in those conditions!! If it needed adjusting to quicker, you just hit the switch when you required another wipe and it re-set to that frequency, and if you wanted slower you did a double press followed by a single press at the appropriate time.....Simples
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The best home made delay wipe system I ever saw was one where you pressed a momentary switch twice in quick succession and it wiped once. When you decided (using vision) that the screen needed wiping again you pressed the switch and it wiped again. It then used that delay setting which by definition was the perfect setting for you in those conditions!! If it needed adjusting to quicker, you just hit the switch when you required another wipe and it re-set to that frequency, and if you wanted slower you did a double press followed by a single press at the appropriate time.
I saw plans for this 30+ years ago. The "switch" can be simply the momentary switch for manual control of the wipers. It's already built into the wiper control stalk.
I keep wondering when some manufacturer will build this system into their car and trumpet it as The Next Great Thing.
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One thing that has been annoying me since i got my I1 is that when using the
front windshield washer i have to manually turn on the wiper function.

Is there a mod / other wiper relay that fits the I1 so when using the washer, the
wipers come on automatically. ?
This is strange.....my US CVT Insight does what you want automatically...

If I pull back on the stalk to use the washer, the wipers automatically come on for I think 3 swipes then automatically stop. There is also a setting for delay but the delay can not be changed with the OEM design.

According to the electrical manual (page 91), there is an intermittent wiper relay and the function of auto 3 swipe after spraying washer fluid is all controlled by the gauge assembly CPU. So perhaps different areas of the world get different options based on the type of gauge assembly.

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JoeCVT. At the Swiss Insight forum we have a 2005 5MT US import and a
2006 CVT US import, the 2005 has the automatic wiper function, but the 2006
do not.

But you are right, maybe its build into the programming, and not just a relay.
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I concur with Joe. My 02 w/ CVT will activate wipers when requesting fluid just fine.
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Interested as well.
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Mayby the wiper switch get defective? I will check my 2000 diagram.
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I have a US 2000 and it does have an "Intermitant" position on the wiper control, but like Joe stated it is a set time and not adjustable. I guess I need to go time it so I know how many seconds of delay between each wipe. Here is a quote from the manual:

"In intermittent, the wipers operate every few seconds. In low speed and high speed, the wipers run continuously."

http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/p...000O00058A.pdf

Go to: Instuments and Controls / Controls Near the Steering Wheel, go to page 61/62 in the manual.

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