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    Hi everybody.....new Caddy owner as of yesterday, well new to me. 2007 STS. I tried the search but nothing came up about rain sensing wipers. Do all STS's come with them or not. I was told mine had them, but I don't know how to use them yet. Any suggestions.......Thank you!

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    Move the wiper stalk up one notch from its lowest position.
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    Re: Wipers

    The positions on the stalk that look like positions of a delay wipe are actually the rain sense sensitivity settings. The first click is low sensitivity and if you feel it is not wiping frequently enough for your taste or the current conditions raise it up a click or 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcat
    Hi everybody.....new Caddy owner as of yesterday, well new to me. 2007 STS. I tried the search but nothing came up about rain sensing wipers. Do all STS's come with them or not. I was told mine had them, but I don't know how to use them yet. Any suggestions.......Thank you!
    Read the manual.

    Not all STS had them. No 2010-11 had them.
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    Re: Wipers

    You have to have a sensor stuck to the windshield glass on the passenger side of the mirror & RPO CE1.

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    Re: Wipers

    I believe GM discontinued them in 2010 because idiots kept going thru car washes with them activated, destroying the wipers.

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    Re: Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    Read the manual.

    Not all STS had them. No 2010-11 had them.
    You don't think I read the manual? It just said........"if Equipped"! Thanks for your support though!

    Thanks for all the other answers........I understand now!!!!

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    Re: Wipers

    If you look in the manual it describes the system and the fact theres a sensor on your windshield... no sensor no rain sense... Seems to be common sense... Even for those who lack sense...

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    Must not of looked too hard or read too good huh?...

    Rainsense™ II Wipers
    If your vehicle has this feature, the moisture sensor is
    mounted on the interior side of the windshield behind the
    rearview mirror.
    It is used to automatically operate the
    wipers by monitoring the amount of moisture build-up on
    the windshield. Wipes occur as needed to clear the
    windshield depending on driving conditions and
    the sensitivity setting. In light rain or snow, fewer wipes
    will occur. In heavy rain or snow, wipes will occur
    more frequently. The Rainsense™ wipers operate in a
    delay mode as well as a continuous low or high
    speed as needed. If the system is left on for long periods
    of time, occasional wipes may occur without any
    moisture on the windshield. This is normal and indicates
    that the Rainsense™ system is activated.
    To activate the Rainsense™ system, turn the wiper
    band to delay mode and select one of the four sensitivity
    levels indicated on the wiper stalk. The position
    closest to off is the lowest sensitivity setting, level one.
    This allows more rain or snow to collect on the
    windshield between wipes. Turning the wiper band away
    from you to higher sensitivity levels increases the
    sensitivity of the system and frequency of wipes. The
    highest sensitivity setting, level four is closest to low. A
    single wipe will occur each time you turn the wiper
    stalk to a higher sensitivity level to indicate that
    the sensitivity level has been increased.

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    Re: Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSTS View Post
    I believe GM discontinued them in 2010 because idiots kept going thru car washes with them activated, destroying the wipers.
    It was an issue between GM and the supplier. They're back on Cadillacs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio

    It was an issue between GM and the supplier. They're back on Cadillacs again.
    100% correct

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    Re: Wipers

    One of my favorite features

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    Re: Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSTS View Post
    One of my favorite features
    Mine too, I just wish that the HID's didn't have to be on all the time, I wish they could have done a dimmed high-beam on w/ the RainSense............

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    Re: Wipers

    I agree with this. I don't leave it on because it leaves the HIDs on constantly. The HIDs deteriorate over time so it stays off. They should've set it up to where the headlights only come on when rain is sensed.
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    Re: Wipers

    The headlights are on when RainSense is active because it is law in most states that the headlights be on when precipitation is present. I do like the idea of only having the headlights on when moisture is actually being sensed by the system though, that would be very nice.
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    Re: Wipers

    Yes exactly, I agree 100% to what Guy and Curtc said!

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