- 07-27-14 08:43 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2007 STS
- Join Date
- Jul 2014
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!
- 07-27-14 09:21 PM #2
Move the wiper stalk up one notch from its lowest position.
- 07-28-14 06:58 AM #3
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.
- 07-28-14 07:31 AM #4Originally Posted by kywildcat
Not all STS had them. No 2010-11 had them.
- 07-29-14 01:13 AM #5
You have to have a sensor stuck to the windshield glass on the passenger side of the mirror & RPO CE1.
- 07-29-14 12:34 PM #6KRSTS Guest
I believe GM discontinued them in 2010 because idiots kept going thru car washes with them activated, destroying the wipers.
- 07-29-14 04:30 PM #7
- 07-29-14 04:36 PM #8
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...
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.
- 07-29-14 05:23 PM #9
- 07-29-14 05:54 PM #10Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio
- 07-29-14 06:30 PM #11KRSTS Guest
One of my favorite features
- 07-29-14 06:53 PM #12
- 07-29-14 07:12 PM #13
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.
- 07-29-14 07:45 PM #14
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.
- 07-29-14 08:05 PM #15
Yes exactly, I agree 100% to what Guy and Curtc said!