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rear wipers come on when i engage reverse gear

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Alva78, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Alva78
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    [Sep 11, 2013]
    Has any one had his happen?.i have a a3 3 door black edition 2009 tdi.it.The rear wiper on turns once has had a service recently but cannot remember if happened after the service .I not too concerned but worried if it is the start of other problems.Can anyone shed any light on this.The rear wiper only turns once or every time i engage reverse gear.
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    Normal, its coded to do this & its merely a safety feature for making sure you have a clear view as such.
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    Believe it is a feature (not a problem). When you select reverse gear, the wiper operates just to give you a nice clear view of what you will run into. Great idea by Audi. Don't mind it a bit! Cheers.
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    Totally normal, even my 9N3 Polo did it!
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    :laugh:
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    Thanks to all ,it did not do it before so the Audi service must have cleared the coding issue,mind you £147 an hour i might have to go to an independant from now on...
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    Isn't just audi....

    My W reg Rover 25 did this..... (My first car btw don't hate!! We have all been young once )
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    dont think my car does this, never noticed ha
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    neither does mine mate... we must have the pre-feature model ha
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    With mine it will only single sweep in reverse gear if I've turned the front wipers on first so as I have to reverse off my drive way it's always worked that way,no wipes on no single sweep
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    Mine does this - I am going to keep quiet about the previous cars I had that did it too :)
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    Most annoying feature in the world, makes you have to clean the car because you have a clean patch while the rest of the window is dirty
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    Only sweeps when the front wipers are engaged if its coded to work

    But I turned mine off for the above reason! Never use the rear wiper, G1 keeps it clear :p
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    Tried to alter mine and its not there to activate
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    In VCDS, is it possible to disable this feature but not disable the rear wiper all together?
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    Mines a 2005 and does this, I hate it and am going to get it coded out.. drives me nuts, masive wiper patch over my rear screen...
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    [Sep 12, 2013]
    The reason is because you have pushed forward the wiper leveller this activates the rear wiper every time u revers
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    Remove rear wiper - problem solved.
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    I push my stalk forward and it sweeps the screen then a delay and then sweeps again.
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    [Sep 14, 2013]
    I have auto headlights and wipers.. Mine only does it when auto wipers are turned on (wiper stick is up first click)
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    Me too, shall it when at the car next
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    Mine does this on auto wipers. Have to say doesn't bother me that much.

    Dirty window bothers me, not being able to see anything would be more irritating.
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    So this feature then clicks in your O.C.D feature ? cant they both be coded out ?
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    I have a MY11 car and can turn it on/off on the DIS.
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