R8 automatic wash and wipe.

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MGZRreplica
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R8 automatic wash and wipe.

#1 Post by MGZRreplica » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:09 pm

I have a 92 r8.
When you wash the windscreen you
Pull the washer jets and click
Up for the wipers.
On the later R8s it’s automatic
when you pull washer jets.

I wonder which part you have to change?
Or is an ecu programmed function.

Thanks for your time.
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Re: R8 automatic wash and wipe.

#2 Post by crepello » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:09 pm

Possible downside in winter: you've got salty spray on the windscreen, and your washer nozzles have got icy/clogged.
Result: complete smear you can't see through!

I always used to make sure I could get a good squirt on the screen before flicking the wipers.

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Re: R8 automatic wash and wipe.

#3 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:20 pm

Well you learn something new everyday, I’ve had maybe 10 R8s and none of them have had automatic wash/wipe.
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Re: R8 automatic wash and wipe.

#4 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:41 am

crepello wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:09 pm
I always used to make sure I could get a good squirt on the screen before flicking the wipers.
They're automatic on the Tomcats, although I have found that a series of very short flicks of the washer function wouldn't activate the wipers. This enables me to get enough fluid onto the screen and wipers.
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Re: R8 automatic wash and wipe.

#5 Post by MGZRreplica » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:47 pm

My vvc coupe use to have automatic
Wash and wipe.
So is
There is no simple part to swop to
make them activate together?
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