: "Rainsense Wipers Activated" continually displayed in DIC



daowens
08-25-11, 02:24 PM
Hey guys,

I just bought an 09 V with 17,000 miles on Saturday and I'm am completely in love with it! I used to have an 05 CTS in high school and I've always dreamed of owning a V, so it feels good to back on the forum. Anyways, I noticed this morning that when I start her up the DIC displays "Rainsense Wipers Activated" but it never goes away. I have to turn off the Rainsense and then turn them back on to get the DIC to display my digital speedometer. I have the Rainsense turned off for now until I figure this issue out.

Any thoughts on this?

thebigjimsho
08-25-11, 02:46 PM
Interesting. Have you tried pushing the display buttons on the dash to the left of the steering wheel?

wait4me
08-25-11, 02:54 PM
or putting the stalk on the right hand side to the wiper off setting?

ecorpuz12
08-25-11, 03:04 PM
press the check button and any alerts like that go away.

OldRoadDawg
08-25-11, 04:23 PM
Interesting. Have you tried pushing the display buttons on the dash to the left of the steering wheel?


or putting the stalk on the right hand side to the wiper off setting?


press the check button and any alerts like that go away.

All good suggestions. However, I leave mine in the 'Rainsense' position all the time and the display will show that when first started. But after about 3 secs, it reverts back to wherever I left it previously, i.e. - 0 MPH

The Tony Show
08-25-11, 04:37 PM
Are you tuned? I've seen two cars now have a stuck rainsense message after getting a PCM tune.

daowens
08-25-11, 09:13 PM
All good suggestions. However, I leave mine in the 'Rainsense' position all the time and the display will show that when first started. But after about 3 secs, it reverts back to wherever I left it previously, i.e. - 0 MPH

That's what mine did until this morning. I can press the check button to remove it but that gets a little annoying. I just have Rainsense turned off right now. I'm going to mess with it again tomorrow but I'm going to take it in if this persists.

ecorpuz12
08-25-11, 09:21 PM
i leave my rainsense on and i get the message every time i turn the car on. doesn't really bother me since it goes away after a few secs. i don't think it's a recall worthy item.

Ludacrisvp
08-25-11, 09:23 PM
It just means your full headlights are on all the time then. After 7 seconds of turning on the rainsense wipers in any caddy of recent build full headlights will come on for safety.


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daowens
08-25-11, 09:31 PM
It just means your full headlights are on all the time then. After 7 seconds of turning on the rainsense wipers in any caddy of recent build full headlights will come on for safety.


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But the DIC should revert back to the digital speedometer. "Rainsense Wipers Activated" never clears from the DIC.

mannyz
08-26-11, 06:24 AM
im tuned and my car has been doing it too. Every time the wipers activate while on rainsense the message comes on and goes off. It keeps doing it an it is annoying.

thebigjimsho
08-27-11, 03:42 AM
Are you tuned? I've seen two cars now have a stuck rainsense message after getting a PCM tune.And there you go...

daowens
08-28-11, 02:58 PM
I'm not tuned.

thebigjimsho
08-28-11, 03:19 PM
Are you sure??

daowens
08-28-11, 08:55 PM
Positive

thebigjimsho
08-28-11, 11:29 PM
How do you know? You bought it used...

daowens
08-29-11, 06:14 PM
I would love it if was. It was the general manager of a Cadillac dealership here and town but he said it was stock. Is he lying to me?

thebigjimsho
08-29-11, 10:48 PM
Probably not. But a few guys have bought certified used Vs and they were tuned...

daowens
08-30-11, 11:01 AM
Is there anyway to find out if it is tuned?