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Windshield Cracked / Replacement

peterk9

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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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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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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).
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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Connectivity of sensing rain across the windshield, it connects there not just senses there in one spot.
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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