rear wipers come on when i engage reverse gear

Alva78

team Nano, Black Styling package H&R 8mm spacers
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.
 

NHN

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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.
 

Geraldy212

Sportback owner
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.
 

DomH

Registered User
Totally normal, even my 9N3 Polo did it!
 

Alva78

team Nano, Black Styling package H&R 8mm spacers
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...
 

Jack_tdi

Registered User
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.

Isn't just audi....

My W reg Rover 25 did this..... (My first car btw don't hate!! We have all been young once )
 

turbonutz

Registered User
dont think my car does this, never noticed ha
 

SPARTAN91

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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
 

JohnE

2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI
Mine does this - I am going to keep quiet about the previous cars I had that did it too :)
 

smurfworth

Registered User
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
 

Boon

Registered User
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
 

leeds2592

When I grow up, I want a 964!
Normal, its coded to do this & its merely a safety feature for making sure you have a clear view as such.

In VCDS, is it possible to disable this feature but not disable the rear wiper all together?
 

OVRA3

Registered User
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...
 

AudiMafia

Registered User
The reason is because you have pushed forward the wiper leveller this activates the rear wiper every time u revers
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Remove rear wiper - problem solved.
 

grantDUBshaw

Registered User
I have auto headlights and wipers.. Mine only does it when auto wipers are turned on (wiper stick is up first click)
 

ChrisP1303

Registered User
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.
 

phil76

Registered User
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

So this feature then clicks in your O.C.D feature ? cant they both be coded out ?
 
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