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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver
Rain Sensor and new aftermarket screen

I have read that a non genuine front screen can cause the auto wipers not to work?

I had a non Gen screen fitted a few months ago and have tried everything to get the wipers to work with the rain sensor (no joy)
I have a quality scan tool which tells me the sensor and all connectors are ok, i also purchased All Comms from (Storey)
this also says everything involved with the screen and rain sensor are ok, is there something i missed?

Every part of the wipers and washers work no problem at all, just no rain sensor! if its on the RR i would like to use it.

I read owners manual, it says the 1st position on the wiper stork is the Auto position?
Any information will be greatly appreciated...great forum. Thumbs Up

Post #638808 6th Aug 2022 3:08am
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AJGalaxy2012



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 V8 Bonatti Grey

Its not unknown, prepare yourself for a bit of a saga.

https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic29972.html? BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
2012 Full Fat RR 4.4 TDV8 (now gone)
2006 VW Touareg 3.0 TDi V6

Post #638810 6th Aug 2022 5:45am
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garyRR



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Yep, happened to me on my last car.

A non-Pilkington screen and the sensor for the lights and wipers never worked properly. Sometimes the wipers operated at random or not at all and the headlights sometimes turned on, sometimes didn't and sometimes turned off. But, if I set either to manual, they worked fine.

Came up with the error on IID over screen thickness. Calibration of the sensor did nothing and a new sensor also did nothing. 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8


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Post #638823 6th Aug 2022 9:26am
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p38arover



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Australia 2004 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Adriatic Blue

It happened with mine, too. Diagnostics indicated the sensor was faulty so I bought another off eBay. While I was waiting for it, I read in the Faultmate help files that it might need a recalibration, so I did that and it worked.

I didn’t use the sensor I bought. Ron B. VK2OTC
2004 L322 V8 Auto
2007 Yamaha XJR1300
Previous: 1983, 1986 RRC; 1995, 1996 P38A; 1995 Disco1; 1984 V8 County 110; Series IIA

Post #638825 6th Aug 2022 9:40am
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Slow progress



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I may be in the same boat, Autoglass are turning up today and I’ll be asking them to make sure it works, as they don’t have a Pilkington screen in stock and I need the car back for Monday as I’m off to a wedding!

Will see how we get on. L322 TD6 2003
Epsom Green- the dogs car which has worked it’s way into being the family car 😮

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Slow progress



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Sensor appears to work. Autoglass techs said they’ve had it before with bad batches of glass being slightly too thick or thin throwing sensors off. His advice to me was to get the hose out tomorrow after the sealant has gone off and spray it with a fine spray and gradually move closer to make sure it comes on not just when it’s drenched as they can sometimes affect sensitivity of the sensor.

He did say they’d not had an issue for a while, but some of their warehouses take a while to cycle through old stocks depending on demand. L322 TD6 2003
Epsom Green- the dogs car which has worked it’s way into being the family car 😮

Post #638846 6th Aug 2022 2:21pm
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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

AJGalaxy2012 wrote:
Its not unknown, prepare yourself for a bit of a saga.

https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic29972.html?


Good read, thanks for sharing that. its 5am at moment as soon as it becomes light i will get the garden hose out for testing again! Censored

Post #638872 6th Aug 2022 8:09pm
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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

p38arover wrote:
It happened with mine, too. Diagnostics indicated the sensor was faulty so I bought another off eBay. While I was waiting for it, I read in the Faultmate help files that it might need a recalibration, so I did that and it worked.

I didn’t use the sensor I bought.


I have use two different scan tools, neither tool mentioned anything about glass being too thick or the the rain sensor has an Auto light sensor in it...

I will get the Launch 431X Pros out again and check for recalibration on the program.

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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

Back again, has any of you used the All Comms to recalibrate the windscreen sensor ? if so could you share your expertise.
I appreciate any assistance you can offer.

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Googs



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Slow progress wrote:
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Sensor appears to work. Autoglass techs said they’ve had it before with bad batches of glass being slightly too thick or thin throwing sensors off. His advice to me was to get the hose out tomorrow after the sealant has gone off and spray it with a fine spray and gradually move closer to make sure it comes on not just when it’s drenched as they can sometimes affect sensitivity of the sensor.

He did say they’d not had an issue for a while, but some of their warehouses take a while to cycle through old stocks depending on demand.


Thx SP, Would a spray bottle with water used to test the sensor work?

Post #638970 7th Aug 2022 9:30pm
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rvbush



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

We have two L322 fatty's, both 2010 and both have had new screens within the last 3 months (bullseyed both of them, virtually in the same place as well). Anyway, Autoglass replaced both screens, on one the auto wipers work fine and on the other they have reverted to adjustable intermittent wipe, odd. Have reported to Autoglass and it's been referred to their warranty dept. so we'll see what happens. Drives:
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue - Stornoway Grey
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE - Zermatt Silver
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII

Post #638986 8th Aug 2022 9:10am
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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

That's bloody bad luck with the screens mate.

Sounds exactly the same as what's happened to my RR, it starts at 0 then intermittent (variable) and then 2nd speed and then full, oh and before 0 push down and it does one wipe,, does that sound right?
The sensor doesn't operate in any position.

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GraemeS



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Australia 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Bournville

I pulled the fuse for the rain sensor to convert them to intermittent.

Post #639000 8th Aug 2022 10:20am
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Googs



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2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

G’day Graeme, is the rain sensor and the intermittent in the same position, what I mean is if you RR is set to rain sensor and you pulled the fuse did you move the wiper stork to another position? 😎🇦🇺

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GraemeS



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Intermittent uses the same position as auto but the rotational settings change the intermittent delay rather than sensitivity.

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