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Disable auto rear wiper on reverse? (VCDS)

ChrisTTian_SWE Nov 21, 2013

  1. ChrisTTian_SWE

    ChrisTTian_SWE New Member

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    Hi.

    My father recently bought a new A3 8V 2.0 TDi Quattro.
    He instantly fell in love with the car but there is one thing he doesnt like.

    Is it possible with VCDS to change so the rear wiper does NOT (auto) start when you select reverse, while the wiper stalk is on?

    Thanks in advance.
    \ChrisTTian
     
  2. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    Does he really spend that much time in reverse that it's so annoying?!

    It probably is possible, but I've never seen it mentioned on the VCDS websites or on here I don't think
     
  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    Just as easy to turn off the front wipers whilst reversing, then turn them back on again. That's what I do, hardly takes any time...
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    yes you can do it with vcds
     
  5. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    When I first noticed this on my 8P i thought it was a fault at first.

    As it only does a single sweep I hardly even notice it now........the trick is to put the car in reverse gear before looking in the rear view mirrow or turning your head, in this way you will not see the single sweep
     
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  6. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    We have had this disabled on our Golf Mk5 GTI - our dog goes berserk if the rear wiper goes on!
     
  7. arad85

    arad85 Active Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Does it go once when the stork is in auto wipe mode whether it is wet or dry or does it only go when the front wipers are actually active?
     
  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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  9. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    I believe only if the front ones have been going. In fact I'm almost 100% certain of this, I'm sure I'd have noticed it going every time I reverse otherwise - my wiper stalk is permanently in auto.
     
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  10. ChrisTTian_SWE

    ChrisTTian_SWE New Member

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    Anyone know were to make the change in VCDS, tried looking under "09-Central Electronic" but found nothing...
     
  11. MadsE

    MadsE New Member

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    Did anyone manage to turn of the auto-wiping feature? It is killing me. Understand that you can avoid having it on auto but it will still wipe if you recently used the front wipers.

    I have access to vcds this weekend so would be awesome if any have some info regarding how and where.
     
  12. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    Untested:
    • Automatic Rear Wiper disable = IDE02711-ENG116690-Rear Window Wiper-Automatisches Heckwischen = not active
    Could also try
    • Comfort Wiping Rear = IDE02711-ENG114946-Rear Window Wiper-Komfortwischen Heck = ?
     
  13. MadsE

    MadsE New Member

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    Thanks :car: - I will test it this weekend.
     
  14. S3GCN

    S3GCN Member Team Glacier Audi S3 DSG

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    This has to be one of main issues with my S3, it really pecks my head when the rear wiper goes automatically. Mine makes a huge noise (perhaps a new blade is required) but also the wiped look annoys me with the smeared clean arc on the rear window. I never use the rear wiper, so the fact that the car thinks it knows better than me provides much frustration!
     
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  15. simonali

    simonali Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver DSG

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    For the noise, bin the OEM and get a Bosch blade. This used to annoy me when the Audi one was fitted and juddered back and forth, but it's only a minor irritation now it's quiet. Not enough of one to code it out, in other words!

    That reminds me, must do the front ones this week...
     
  16. simonali

    simonali Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver DSG

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    Weirdly, mine has stopped working. I've reversed out of numerous parking spaces this week when it has been raining and the wiper stalk is in auto and nuffink. The first time I noticed it the CC had thrown a hissy and had set itself to LO, so I dunno if they're somehow connected...??
     
  17. Sam Millar

    Sam Millar Daytona S3 Saloon Team Daytona S3 Saloon s tronic saloon DSG

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    He should've bought a Saloon and he wouldn't have that issue.
     
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  18. MadsE

    MadsE New Member

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    I can confirm that it worked. Now I am so happy. Thanks a lot
     
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