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Window wiper stall

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Does anyone elses 996 do this?

Your driving down the road and you pull the window wiper control towards you to spray the window to clean it. All works fine, and the blade starts wiping the sprayed washer fluid across the window and cleans your screen. Half way through the wipe, I happen to pull the control towards me to release some more washer fluid and this is where I get the problem: the flippin wiping motor stalls while you spray but resumes when you stop spraying. I know it's niggly but it gets on my nerves.

My car has always had this. Not sure if its a feature or a bug (or is that an oxymoron). On other cars the wiper motor just continues to wipe without stalling while I spray away rather than stall.

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Never noticed it, but if it does what you say it actually makes sense. I know on another car, when I push the fluid lever, because the wiper is moving, I have to time the fluid release just right , as it can be thrown in one direction by the wiper.

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This is quite normal.

The normal logic is for the water spray to be activated before the wipers move so that a dusty/dirty windscreen will not be scratched by dry wiper blades etc.

While this simple electronic cutout of the wipers while spraying saves a windscreen from possible scratches it also means that whenever the sprayer is working the wipers are not - simple as that.

It is technically possible to have the wipers and washer jets working in unison as mentioned but you would really require some way of detecting a dry windscreen vs one that is totally wetted from the spray to prevent the dry wiper blade syndrome...

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