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PostSubject: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 9:56 am

Got a question; last time I drove my car in the rain and had to use the misters, they stuck on for about 15 seconds after I let go of the switch. The next time I did it, I was able to shut them off by playing with the windshield speed settings and flipping the lights on and off. Anyone else have this problem, because it's something I'd like to diagnose and fix before selling the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 9:59 am

They're supposed to stay on for a few seconds while the wipers scrub the windshield. I've never gotten them to shut off sooner, but I've never tried flipping the lights - no reason to.

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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 10:03 am

Mine shut off when I release the switch, always. 15 seconds is a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 10:12 am

Mine stay on at least 8 secs, maybe not 15.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 10:36 am

IBx1 wrote:
Got a question; last time I drove my car in the rain and had to use the misters, they stuck on for about 15 seconds after I let go of the switch. The next time I did it, I was able to shut them off by playing with the windshield speed settings and flipping the lights on and off. Anyone else have this problem, because it's something I'd like to diagnose and fix before selling the car.

Hmmm.... I think you need to time them with a watch. I suspect they are not on for 15 seconds, although it seems like they are on a long time.

I was told the idea was that the washers need to stay on long enough to get the windshield good and wet, so that the wipers, over time, do not scratch the windshield with dust that accumulates where the wipers park. They are to stay on long enough to wet both sides of the wipers and assure that most of the time, there's enough fluid applied to soften bugs and rinse away dirt.

IIRC if you hold them on for a couple seconds they quit when you let go of the switch, but if you activate the switch momentarily they stay on for a while.

Heh heh, it's a feature, not a bug.

You know, you've had this car a while. And you're telling us you just now noticed this?!? I am impressed.

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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 11:36 am

With mine, I noticed that if I only twist the stalk to the mist position very quickly the mister will stay on for up to 8 seconds on its own (seems like a factory preset). If I hold the stalk in misting setting it will only mist while I have the stalk in that position. Hope that makes sense... confused
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 11:41 am

That could be it, I might have flicked the switch. It never did this before though. I suppose I do usually hold the switch for a few seconds before letting go.

When I get back home I'll test it out, and then I'll only have one thing wrong with the car(radio) again!
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PostSubject: Re: Windshield misters sticking on?   Windshield misters sticking on? EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 12:22 pm

Don't feel bad. I thought my washer was broken for over a year until I learned the correct way to use it.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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