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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy1981 View Post
    I've seen it working on this car in the past, going down the motorway and it speeded up to the condition of the rain
    Did the wipers speed up with the condition of the rain or just speed up because you were going faster?

    Quite a few BMW's have wipers that go faster the quicker you are going.

    http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zin...FB46616001.htm

    And here.

    http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zinfo/SCM61611295.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Did the wipers speed up with the condition of the rain or just speed up because you were going faster?

    Quite a few BMW's have wipers that go faster the quicker you are going.

    http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zin...FB46616001.htm

    And here.

    http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zinfo/SCM61611295.htm
    this was my point im pretty sure early ones didnt have rain sensors just speed sensitive wipers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    this was my point im pretty sure early ones didnt have rain sensors just speed sensitive wipers..
    Standard on E46 328i models. I had one on my 1999 E46 323i . Do you know if INPA does rain sensor calibration DD?

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    I'll check all this tomoro! That could be a valid point, gonna get the INPA stuff anyway, it's a handy piece of kit.
    On a slightly different note, when I had both my E36's, when the wipers were on constant(driving), if I stopped, they automatically changed to intermittent! For some reason with the E46 they just keep wiping constant! What's the point in them removing that feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Standard on E46 328i models. I had one on my 1999 E46 323i . Do you know if INPA does rain sensor calibration DD?
    im pretty sure ive seen some rain sensor INPA functions in INPA somewhere ive got vague recollections of seeing summat pertaining to it..

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    didnt even know about this, has my car got it ?
    will have a look tomorrow

    from my manual:

    1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor*
    Intermittent mode:
    You can use rotary dial 6 to select from four wipe intervals.
    In addition, the wipe interval automatically adapts to variations in road speed.
    Rain sensor:
    The rain sensor is positioned on the windshield, directly ahead of the interior rearview mirror. When the rain sensor is activated, the windshield
    wiper is controlled automatically, depending on the degree of wetness of the windshield (in both snow and rain). You do not have to be concerned with switching the windshield wiper on or off or adjusting the wipe interval between intermittent and full wipe. Instead, you can concentrate fully on the traffic conditions. This is especially important under adverse weather conditions.
    To activate the rain sensor:
    In ignition key position 1, move the lever to position 1. The wipers travel once across the windshield, regardless of the weather.
    You can leave the lever permanently in position 1, and then activate the rain sensor from ignition key position 1. To do this,
    > turn rotary dial 6 briefly or
    > use cleaning windshield 5.
    To adjust the sensitivity of the rain
    sensor:
    Turn rotary dial 6.
    Deactivating the rain sensor:
    Put lever in position 0.
    Turn the rain sensor off when passing through an automatic car wash. Failure to do so could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activation.<
    2 Normal wiper speed
    When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers switch automatically to intermittent
    wipe (not on vehicles with rain sensor).
    3 Fast wiper speed
    When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers operate at normal speed (not on vehicles with rain sensor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    im pretty sure ive seen some rain sensor INPA functions in INPA somewhere ive got vague recollections of seeing summat pertaining to it..
    DD this is what I have under the bonnet, can't tell if that's pin 15 or 14 as I'm not sure which way the numbers run! Hopefully you can help, also if it's compatible with my lappy I can install win XP pro on another partition!

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    dosent look like pin 15 is present so its obd2 pacman 20 round not an ADS 20 round setup .the numbers go clockwise...

    http://pinoutsguide.com/CarElectroni...g_pinout.shtml

    the only bit im not sure about is wether a 20 round adaptor works with a usb obd2 16 pin interface, but i cannot see why it wouldn't its just a converter from one to the other if the truth be known..

    ive never used it on win 7 only XP but it will work on 7 but i think XP is an easier install tho...
    Last edited by dailydoggy; 13-04-2012 at 20:27.

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    Ok thanx mate
    I'll have a look on the bay for a suitable cable to see if it works, for ease I'll just install win xp on another partition

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    if ya fussy and want ignition sensing ya better off goin for a bmw specific inpa cable its basically the same as a vagcom but it has a bit more circuit modification and its more expensive...


    shame ya have not got a serial port as this would be the cheapest and easiest way with serial cables to get setup for your car without much complication...but it can be done with USB cables aswell..
    Last edited by dailydoggy; 13-04-2012 at 20:51.

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