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Windshield Cracked / Replacement

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by roamingphantom, October 19, 2013.

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  1. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I wonder if it could be the switch. Possibly a coincidence? I know that the switch can sometimes cause the wipers to work when there is requirement for them. Perhaps the opposite may also be true.:dunno:

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  3. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    Just had mine replaced and Safelite didn't have their aftermarket version and I got an OEM Ford windshield due to the rain sensor. Guy came to my house, did a nice job and nice having fresh glass (for however long that lasts).
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  4. peterk9

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    I don't understand that rain sensor part. The sensor is in the rearview mirror assembly.

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    Connectivity of sensing rain across the windshield, it connects there not just senses there in one spot.
     
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    I tried squirting water on the windshield of another vehicle I had with these wipers and the only time they activated was when I squirted the water directly where the mirror attaches to the glass. Haven't tried it with my 2017.
    https://www.ssa.ford.com/en/mdg/technology/rain-sensing-wipers/

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    I confirmed today that the only thing that activates the rain sensing wipers is the optical sensor in the mirror assembly. There doesn't seem to be any windshield 'connectivity' involved. I used a water bottle to pour water over both sides of the windshield from top to bottom without anything happening. As soon as I poured the water so it flowed over the sensor, the wipers activated. So it works the same way as it did on my previous vehicle.

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