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Does it always do the wipers and squirt fluid every five seconds until it is warm or am I doing something wrong?

I don't really want the wipers going over the ice and snow until the fluid is warm...
 

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All you have to do is push the heated washer fluid button right by the dimmer knob and it heats up and wipes on it's own. It can take up to 40 seconds to heat up. Your DIC will tell you "HEATED WASHER ON" when it is working. Do you think that you have a problem with it. p.s. fill in the signature area so we know what you have, yr,make,model, etc. This just helps us to help with ?'s. If this does'nt work report back and we'll see if we can pin down the issue, we have 3 other forums at our hands with members glad to help with lots of great info :thumb:.


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Don't turn on the wipers either. They will come on once the water is ready. You have to push the button again to turn it off or it will keep going.
 

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2009 XE.

It seems like while it is warming up, it squirts and the wipers go every 5 seconds or so. So basically, the wipers are scraping over ice.

I would rather the fluid just warmed up and I handled the wiping duties.
 

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I have a friend with a Lexus that has rain sensing wipers. In the snow/ice season, he puts his wiper arms up so the wipers don't wiper over the icy windshield. If you are concerned about that, you could do the same. Our parking lot is full of cars that do this in the winter.
 

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medicrxdoc said:
I have a friend with a Lexus that has rain sensing wipers. In the snow/ice season, he puts his wiper arms up so the wipers don't wiper over the icy windshield. If you are concerned about that, you could do the same. Our parking lot is full of cars that do this in the winter.
There you go, that's a really good tip! The wipers are set to wipe automatically, most likely a saftey issue/feature. You wouldn't want a bunch of fluid being dumped on a windshield, and not have the wipers activate while you are driving. (or perhaps they could have a setting where you could choose "no wipe" while in Park, that could work). But this advice of putting the wipers up, while parked is about the best way to get around your concern. We have the heated fluid and almost never use it, seems that when the vehicle is warmed up, the standard washers work just fine. But we haven't had the scenario of ice and/or freezing rain/snow...and our vehicle sits in a garage....so as of now, just haven't had that much use for the feature. However, I do believe it would be very helpful if the vehicle was parked and had heavy frost, or freezing rain on the window. We also have the remote start, so I would assume that the defrost would take care of some of the ice in those conditions anyway. For those rare times when driving, and the windshield starts freezing up, the heated fluid would be a great life saver.
 

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lewisr said:
Works great for bugs as well! :cheers:
huh, I never tried it for bugs, I guess the WS fluid I had did an ok job without it :-\.
 
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