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What does the rain sensor do?

It's in the 2006 UK parts catalogue. I suppose it senses rain.

What does it do with the rain after its sensed it?:roll:

Ok, what I mean is how does it link up on the windscreen & hook into the wipers. How big is the rain sensor box?

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The sensor is positioned behind the rear-view mirror and whenever sufficient amount of water (rain) is on the screen, it turns on the wipers.

I drove an Audi A6 last year with that feature. In the beginning I thought "what is that thing good for?" but after getting used to keeping the wipers on the "interval" setting and leaving it for the sensor to decide on when to wipe the screen, I came addicted - so I ordered my FXT with the sensor fitted.
 

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The sensor is positioned behind the rear-view mirror and whenever sufficient amount of water (rain) is on the screen, it turns on the wipers.

I drove an Audi A6 last year with that feature. In the beginning I thought "what is that thing good for?" but after getting used to keeping the wipers on the "interval" setting and leaving it for the sensor to decide on when to wipe the screen, I came addicted - so I ordered my FXT with the sensor fitted.
Thanks for that Jakob. Wonder if it'll fit my STi Forester that's landing in the UK mid April?

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Thanks for that Jakob.
Don't mention it.

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Thanks for that Jakob. Wonder if it'll fit my STi Forester that's landing in the UK mid April?

Simon
Don't know, but I'm pretty sure someone on this forum knows.

I'll ask my local dealer (who's very helpfull and serviceminded) next week when I talk to him about the final touches to be made to my car before delivery:)
 

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Jakob, Simon,

Thanks for those too. Friendly over here isn't it?

So that's the auto rear view mirror & the rain sensor then. Another call to Simpsons nearer the time of arrival then.

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Does anyone know how to fit one of these sensor to a forester if you buy one as an aftermarket part ?
 

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