Annoying wipers

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Mylo, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Mylo

    Mylo New Member

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    I've only had a Merc for a a few weeks and today was the first batch of heavy rain. Had the wipers on 2 setting and was happily driving along until I stopped at the lights.

    The wipers also stopped. Thought this was a problem until I realised after a few stops that the wipers stop when I stop and start again when I pull off.

    Really annoying, because the rain was so heavy, I couldn't see a thing when I pulled off from the lights.

    Can I turn this off?
     
  2. GP801

    GP801 MB Enthusiast

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    Do you have automatic wipers? Cant remember if they were available for the W208. If it has then use position 1 and they will go to intermittent/rain dependent when you stop. If you have normal wipers then this is just how they are and I dont think can be changed
     
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    Mylo

    Mylo New Member

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    No, not automatic. Just normal.
    Pulling off at the lights having 10% visiblity, anything could have been crossing in front of my car.
     
  4. jimbob35

    jimbob35 Active Member

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    Well no need to do that! Surely pushing the stalk inwards will advance the wipers? Also changing the speed up will surely put them on too.
     

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