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Rain Sensors
« on: 29 August 2019, 12:31:41 »

Am I right in thinking that rain sensors are embedded in the windscreen?  ???

The V70's screen developed a 10 inch crack in the top N/S corner at the weekend and it's booked in tomorrow for replacement.

I think the rain sensor is knackered as well, as the intermittent wipe has never worked since I've had it, so just wondering if I get a new sensor as well.  :)
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #1 on: 29 August 2019, 12:33:18 »

Sensor is usually part of the box that your rear view mirror is fixed to. Not part of the windscreen, I'm afraid.
Ermm....I think  ;D
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #2 on: 29 August 2019, 12:56:04 »

Sensor is usually part of the box that your rear view mirror is fixed to. Not part of the windscreen, I'm afraid.
Ermm....I think  ;D

Yes, that is what I have been told before, and certainly with my Omega there is no sign of any device / wiring in / on the windscreen itself. ;)
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #3 on: 29 August 2019, 12:59:32 »

New screen comes with the clip bonded to it to clip the sensor onto. Just make sure the windscreen company are aware as number plate doesn't always guarantee getting the right screen
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #4 on: 29 August 2019, 13:05:19 »

I tend to know when it,s raining when those funny little wet spots appear on the windscreen. :-*
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #5 on: 29 August 2019, 13:23:41 »

 Same here RonnyD
I also know when its dark and to switch on the lights myself
But, I suppose its for the snowflakes who are to busy with mundane stuff like having to operate switches themselves
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #6 on: 29 August 2019, 13:27:49 »

Am I right in thinking that rain sensors are embedded in the windscreen?  ???

The V70's screen developed a 10 inch crack in the top N/S corner at the weekend and it's booked in tomorrow for replacement.

I think the rain sensor is knackered as well, as the intermittent wipe has never worked since I've had it, so just wondering if I get a new sensor as well.  :)
There's a fixture on the screen to attach it to, only special treatment is to ensure both mounting face and sensor lens are absolutely spotless :y
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #7 on: 29 August 2019, 13:41:20 »

Thanks for the responses!   :y    Useful and otherwise.  ::)  ;D

I phoned the windscreen company who told me what has been said here and they will check the sensor when they fit the new screen.  :y
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #8 on: 29 August 2019, 13:41:57 »

Same here RonnyD
I also know when its dark and to switch on the lights myself
But, I suppose its for the snowflakes who are to busy with mundane stuff like having to operate switches themselves

You do get used to to auto lights & wipers  ;)
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #9 on: 29 August 2019, 14:01:24 »

Same here RonnyD
I also know when its dark and to switch on the lights myself
But, I suppose its for the snowflakes who are to busy with mundane stuff like having to operate switches themselves


With you on this Keith,, the posh Vectra has auto wipers etc, the wipers seem to start at a sniff of damp, so I try to keep auto function off.
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #10 on: 29 August 2019, 15:04:08 »

Intermittent wipers are very useful and are controlled by the rain sensor if the car has one, as I understand it.  :-\

My intermittent wipe function dosn't work.  :(   I've changed the stalk and the circuit board behind the steering wheel with no joy, hence my wondering whether I'd be getting a new rain sensor with the screen.  ::)

Hopefully cleaning the sensor and a nice new screen will solve it.  :-\
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #11 on: 29 August 2019, 15:07:59 »

Intermittent wipers are very useful and are controlled by the rain sensor if the car has one, as I understand it.  :-\

My intermittent wipe function dosn't work.  :(   I've changed the stalk and the circuit board behind the steering wheel with no joy, hence my wondering whether I'd be getting a new rain sensor with the screen.  ::)

Hopefully cleaning the sensor and a nice new screen will solve it.  :-\
If you switch the wipers to auto/whatever, they are controlled by the sensor. But, if yours do nothing at all, I would suggest that either the sensor is buggered, or there is no connection between sensor and switch.
But I've been wrong before.............honest  ;D
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #12 on: 29 August 2019, 15:29:45 »

Volvo modules are coded to the original chassis  :-X
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #13 on: 29 August 2019, 17:22:09 »

Volvo modules are coded to the original chassis  :-X

And?  ???  ::)  :-\  :D
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Re: Rain Sensors
« Reply #14 on: 29 August 2019, 18:42:28 »

Volvo modules are coded to the original chassis  :-X

And?  ???  ::)  :-\  :D
That may explain it not working...  ::) :P
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