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Old 12-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Intermittent wiper operation

OK, this is gonna sound funny, but exactly what is the proper way to set the timing of the intermittent wipers? I have owned the Alpine for many years and just mess around with it to get it to change the timing between wipes. Living in California means I don't use it much. I will hold the button down on the smart wheel for an extended time, release, hit it again and sometimes it will run with X seconds of delay and sometimes Y and sometimes it won't do more than one wipe? I don't have an owners manual for the smart wheel and don't believe it is on the web site for the other manuals.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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I *think* it works as follows:

- Press and release the button once
- Wait the desired amount of time for the delay
- Press and release the button again

This should set the delay wiper.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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GT has it exactly right. Push the button, wait the time you wish for the wiper to wipe and push the button again. Can't get much easier.
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Hey... I finally answered a question instead of incessantly asking them!

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Rich and Cork,
Thanks for asking that question. I have been screwing around with the intermitten wipers for two years thinking I had one that was not working properly. I am looking forward to see it it actually works!!
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The manual is available at
vipwheels.com/PDF%20Files/ownersmanual.pdf
I recently called their tech support people and was impressed.
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One other minor point, after pushing the button the first time it must be pushed again within about 30 sec to establish the delay/repeat function. In other words, the maximum delay is about 30 seconds. It actually works fairly well on our coach. Doug
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I'm sitting here in histerics. I have been playing with my wipers for years debating whether or not to tear into it because the intermittent function didn't work...it had a mind of its own. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for having the good sense to ask the question!!!!!!! And thanks for a great answer.
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The other thing that happens is with one wipe of the wipers however you do it ( Hi, Lo, or Intermittent) the head lights come on and stay on until you turn off the key switch. This is how I got daytime running lights on my 2002.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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Thanks all for the answers. I will go and download the manual.
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This system is not one of the most intuitive setups I have run across. I scratched my head for a while then tracked down the manual. I think daddy Louie actually clued me in first.
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