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intermittent wipe

Postby peter2b » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 18:06

is there any way to alter the timing of the intermittent wipe on my z3 y reg at the moment it's at 8 secs
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby Geoff H » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 19:28

I remember reading something about this about 10 years (or more) ago, not sure where or even if it works, and this may not even be the article I was thinking about. This is a link to one of the saved pages for Z3's I have
http://www.waycoolinc.com/z3/bimmerdump/65945.html
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby peter2b » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 20:17

cheers I tried some thing like that on the way home tonight but might have got it wrong, I will give it another try in morning
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby gookah » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 20:47

My 3.0 Z3 could do exactly this, but not my 2.8 or my mrs 1.9 even though that is newer.
I think It all depends on what wiper module is fitted but I have no idea why they were different
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby Brian H » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:48

I have tried this many times on my 3.0 over the years and have never managed to master it.
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby BladeRunner919 » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 07:54

It does depend on the wiper module. You have to have the module for cars with headlight washers to have the programmable wipe feature (no idea why the feature is linked to headlight washers!). I have the correct module at home, waiting to be installed so I can tell you what the part number is - mine was bought second hand on ebay.
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby gookah » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15:42

could be the reason as the 3.0 I had had headlight washers but not the other 2,
However Brian H looks to have washers and he cant get his to work?
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby BladeRunner919 » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 15:47

Maybe there are other variants and not all the headlight-washer modules support the programmable delay? If I remember tonight I'll have a look for the module and see what the part number is.
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby peter2b » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 18:01

just tried it on my 2.2 nothing just stayed the same 6 second wipe, (I don't have a head light washer fitted)
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby Vic-Z3 » Tue 14 Feb, 2017 20:12

Annoying isn't it ........... :(
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby lightning » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 22:00

Can't say l've ever found it annoying.
Although my MG Metro had six intermittent speeds on the wiper stalk back in 1986.
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby 4wheels » Wed 15 Feb, 2017 22:25

No wonder they went bust its a bit excessive
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Re: intermittent wipe

Postby BladeRunner919 » Thu 16 Feb, 2017 17:34

4wheels wrote:No wonder they went bust its a bit excessive


That's quite common for cars with variable wipe speed. A couple of my cars have a bit on the wiper stalk that you turn to adjust the speed - half a dozen or so positions is about right.
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