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insiorc



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Auto Wipers During Frost

Hi Folks

I have my wipers on auto all the time, and almost always have time to remote heat the RRS first so frost/stuck wipers hasn't yet been a problem, but I'm wondering if it's best to only use manual wipers during winter or is there some sort of facility that disables the auto wipe below a given temperature?

Also this winter wiper park setting I've read about, I've had a look in my dash settings but did not find anything, is this feature on the L320, or just newer model?

Thanks 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
96MY Range Rover HSE P38 4.6 V8 - family workhorse
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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fkarim



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Don’t think I had winter wiper mode in my 2009 or 2013 RRS1. Pretty sure it was introduced in L494. Like you, I used to just keep the wipers manual to avoid that problem. Current: MY16 RRS2 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic, Carpathian Grey & Santorini Black Sliding Pano/Ebony & Ivory 2 Tone
Gone: MY13 RRS 3.0 SDV6 HSE Black Edition, Orkney Grey/Ivory
Gone: MY09 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE, Santorini Black/Almond

Post #542186 Wed Nov 29 2017 11:05pm
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Eaters



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I try to get into the habit of turning my wipers right off before I lock up during the winter. And your winters will be far worse than mine Robin
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Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
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MGZTT 190 2.5

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Col



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During the winter I always have wipers on manual, saves any possible damage to arms and blades. Don't think there is any setting to disable the auto wiper based on temp. I thought the winter setting is only on the RRS2.

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Col

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insiorc



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Thanks folks, I must've seen something in my wife's Evoque menu then as I'd thought I'd seen it somewhere, but couldn't find it earlier tonight. On that note though I'll need to prompt my wife to use it as she doesn't have any pre-heater to help out. We'll just have to start using manual wipers.


Eaters wrote:
And your winters will be far worse than mine


Strangely, probably not. We don't really get the hard frosts like on mainland UK, and seldom get snow either. I reckon this is possibly due to the salt air and plenty wind to blow it around keeping everything fairly well defrosted (and rusty), and our temperatures rarely drop below 2 deg C (doesn't rise much above 15 in summer though). But wind....yes we get more than our fair share of wind! 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
96MY Range Rover HSE P38 4.6 V8 - family workhorse
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

Post #542191 Wed Nov 29 2017 11:26pm
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Eaters



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I was thinking of a trip to the Caribbean for a break, but now I hear what you say I'm cancelling that for a trip to Orkney. Sounds positively balmy. Thumbs Up Smile Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

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Tim in Scotland



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Yes, Evoques have a winter park position and has had since launch in 2011, L320 never had it but L494 has lways had it.
And if you have it there is no heater element for the front screen below the edge of the clear section so your wipers will freeze to the screen in L494 unless you select winter park option in the vehicle set up menu. I have noticed over the last week of very low temperatures that even when both screens are clear of frost/ ice the heaters for the front and back screens still come on below about 4c so they must be triggered by the temperature sensor - useful in freezing fog. The last two nights I have forgotten to switch off the auto-on function of the wipers.......... and also forgotten to switch it off before trying to start the car.
Another thing with Evoque is that your wife should get hot air straight away as the heater isn’t one using engine heat, it is an electric convection heater - technically a PTC heater, hence no need (or the option to have it) for park heating on those cars. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for April delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 21 years and 11 LR products..... all because you won’t give me reassurance that should my SDv6 crankshaft break because of a design fault, not MY fault, but the engine builders fault - it will be replaced for free.
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, but not for much longer........
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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RRSTDV8



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I don't use auto wipers. Indeed I disabled it on my TDV8 and will do the same on the SDV6 once I get the IID sorted out.

I have noticed that on my 2012 the front and rear heated screens come on automatically when I start the engine and the temp is 4deg or below. 2012 SDV6
2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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Tim in Scotland



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Yes these last few very cold mornings I have noticed the same with my L494, even though there is no frost/ice on the screens - one good thing though, hopefully the heated screens and heated mirrors will also come on in freezing fog and falling snow (not that I drive very often in those conditions) 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV on order for April delivery, bye bye Land Rover after 21 years and 11 LR products..... all because you won’t give me reassurance that should my SDv6 crankshaft break because of a design fault, not MY fault, but the engine builders fault - it will be replaced for free.
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, but not for much longer........
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #542219 Thu Nov 30 2017 10:27am
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insiorc



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I should learn to keep my online mouth shut...woke this morning to sub 2 deg C and slushy wet snow on the car. Eaters, stick with the Caribbean Mr. Green

So that's the wife's evoque set to winter park, and both cars will be on manual wipers for the winter.

Thanks folks for your inputs

Dennis 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
96MY Range Rover HSE P38 4.6 V8 - family workhorse
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

Post #542276 Thu Nov 30 2017 7:42pm
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Col



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Woke up here to a rather pleasant + 22 degrees. Mr. Green

Cheers
Col

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fkarim



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Big deal? It snowed even in London yesterday and today. Though only for a few minutes and only qualified as snow before landing anywhere Laughing Current: MY16 RRS2 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic, Carpathian Grey & Santorini Black Sliding Pano/Ebony & Ivory 2 Tone
Gone: MY13 RRS 3.0 SDV6 HSE Black Edition, Orkney Grey/Ivory
Gone: MY09 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE, Santorini Black/Almond

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Col



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What's snow?. Ah I remember now it's that white stuff three flakes and most of the country used to grind to a halt. Rolling with laughter

Cheers
Col

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fkarim



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Pathetic, isn’t it? Rolling with laughter Not even 3 but more like a flake and a half today though so we survived Laughing

Btw I intended to reply to Dennis in my earlier post. Current: MY16 RRS2 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic, Carpathian Grey & Santorini Black Sliding Pano/Ebony & Ivory 2 Tone
Gone: MY13 RRS 3.0 SDV6 HSE Black Edition, Orkney Grey/Ivory
Gone: MY09 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE, Santorini Black/Almond

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Johnski



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Just over 4" of snow settled in Goathland today, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors, but most roads still passable with 4x4 vehicles, depends how it freezes overnight for fun and games tomorrow. Report from work colleague on NYMR. John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

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