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      01-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #23
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I hate how there's no intermittent setting for the windshield wipers.
There is an intermittent setting.
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Cars with rain sensor have no intermittent wiper settings. The only have "low freq mode", "high freq mode" and "rain sensor mode". The wheel on the stalk adjusts the sensitivity of the rain sensor.

Cars without rain sensor have intermittent setting adjustable by the wheel on the stalk.
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I've seen that "speed selector" do two things. Jack and shit. Never works...ever.
This made me laugh......a lot.

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Don't you hate it how there is no volume gauge? Every other car I've ever used had a volume bar that went up and down whenever you changed the volume.
The volume gauge is your ears....do you really need a visual reference..... ....just poking some fun.

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More annoying than hate but the decontented features of the LCI 335....no oil cooler, no ski boot with cold weather package, no standard L7 sound system, etc.

Am I splitting hairs...yes....Am I unhappy with the ownership.....no way.

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I forgot my sarcasm switch, my apologies.
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Cars with rain sensor have no intermittent wiper settings. The only have "low freq mode", "high freq mode" and "rain sensor mode". The wheel on the stalk adjusts the sensitivity of the rain sensor.

Cars without rain sensor have intermittent setting adjustable by the wheel on the stalk.
the "logic" behind that baffles me to no end. the rain sensor setting sucks... sometimes i'll just humor the shit out of myself when it's pouring when i merge onto the turnpike and see how long it takes to wipe. it's laughable. the full gamut of intermittent wiping should be offered rain sensor or not
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Do you guys realize that most cars go full blast when you want to defrost?

Clearly a safety thing.
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Something that I see on many other cars as well: If you shut off accessory power while the windshield wipers are in mid-swing, the wipers will just stop in the middle of windshield and stay there. I don't understand why they couldn't make the wipers to complete the last swing and stop in their resting locations. I wonder if there's some rationale behind this behavior. My previous car (a Honda) did exactly the same thing.
When you cut the power to the motor it stops moving. Don't understand what's so difficult to understand about that simple concept
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Do you guys realize that most cars go full blast when you want to defrost?

Clearly a safety thing.
Personally, I've never seen that in another car.

Full blast is quite loud. I never use the full setting.
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Not to state the obvious, but if you go into manual mode operation of the HVAC system, you can blend the amount of air that is directed toward the windshield. The three buttons on the left side of the HVAC controls allow for manual blending of the air flow. The windshield defrost action is just that, to defog the windshield as rapidly as possible.
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I hate how folding rear seats don't come standard on the sedans. Learned that the hard way on my old e46.

At least we don't have to pay extra for turn signals and hand brakes.
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There is so much funnay in this thread. Thanks guys, you've lifted my spirits at the end of an otherwise shitty week
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The driver's window that ices up closed more often than not. The heavy-ish trunk lid that doesn't fully open. The tempermental rain sensing wiper control. The leather sleeve on the hand brake that keeps slipping off. No remote starter. She's still a pretty little thing though that never lets me down when I need the power.
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I've seen that "speed selector" do two things. Jack and shit. Never works...ever.
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When you cut the power to the motor it stops moving. Don't understand what's so difficult to understand about that simple concept
Ingenious! This is the answer I was looking for!

Really? Somehow I don't have any "cut the power to the wiper motor" buttons in my car that I could press. And I don't hack any power cables leading to the windshield with an axe. All I do is remove my key fob from the slot.

And you know what? My stereo continues playing! My power seats continue moving! My power windows continue to work! Even though I just "cut the power", as you said. Removing the fob does not really cut the overall power in this car.

Yet, for some reason, when I remove my key from the slot the windshield wipers stop instantly and immediately in the middle of the windshield. Yes, of course, they stopped because the "power to the motor" was "cut". But it wasn't really cut be me. It was cut by the car's computer (or whatever power control system they use). By the very same computer that decided to keep the power available to the stereo and to the windows. And my questions is: what is the logic (if any) behind this apparently illogical behavior of windshield wipers?

I don't understand what's so difficult to understand about that simple question.

If you know the answer, feel free to enlighten me. I am all ears.

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I've seen that "speed selector" do two things. Jack and shit. Never works...ever.
Surprisingly mine does work pretty well. I found it works best at 1 setting up from the bottom one.
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Whenever I turn off my car I usually:
1) press stop
2) take off seatbelt and open door together
3) remove fob

So I get bombarded with dings and dongs telling me don't forget the fob! And my angel bulb is out so it needs to ding about that, and on top of that when I'm low on gas it likes to ding and dong more and interupt previous dings... Too many reminders lol passengers look at me like the car is gonna blow up

Oh you mean like this----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIdKi_FYUnU
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Yes exactly, except the BMW is a bit more monotone
Must get it switched to the Dr. Dre beat
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I've seen that "speed selector" do two things. Jack and shit. Never works...ever.
In cars with rain sensor that selector does not control wiper frequency. It controls sensor sensitivity. However, as anyone with that sensor knows, it has much better sensitivity for small water droplets (drizzle) and much worse sensitivity for large water droplets (shower). Which means that wiper behavior is always very irregular and unpredictable. One has to always adjust that selector to match the sensor sensitivity to the rain type.
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I've seen that "speed selector" do two things. Jack and shit. Never works...ever.
In cars with rain sensor that selector does not control wiper frequency. It controls sensor sensitivity. However, as anyone with that sensor knows, it has much better sensitivity for small water droplets (drizzle) and much worse sensitivity for large water droplets (shower). Which means that wiper behavior is always very irregular and unpredictable. One has to always adjust that selector to match the sensor sensitivity to the rain type.
I did not know that- I will definitely check it out. What do you use for each rain type? (serious about this).
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