Rain-sensing wipers retrofit?

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  1. EyePrime

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    Rain-Ex;):whistle:
     
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    I used to use 0000 SteelWool/Rain-X… …and then I discovered the Chris Fix method, which (IMNSHO) is far better!) :rolleyes:;)
     
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    I would.
     
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    Looks like step #1 is to compare sensors on Premium vs Adv and if windshields are different; that would kibosh the idea.
     
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    Please explain
     
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    Check on youtube - the 0000 SteelWool then Rain-X is one method of getting the glass super clean and shedding water like you wouldn't believe, and then, check out the Chris Fix method, which (IMNSHO) knocks the 0000 SteelWool/Rain-x method into a cocked hat!

    Here you go:
    0000SteelWool/Rain-X

    ChrisFix
     
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    Ok for people saying what if rain sensing wiper breaks?
    I have had this on my Acura MDX 2003 and it does not break :)
    Auto sensing is one of the position on the stalk so all you do is use it as a regular wiper (wipers doesn't stop working).
    Worst thing I have seen it do is occasional wipe when I was not expecting it :)
    I also have this feature in 2019 MDX I just bought.
    I wish I had that in my Prius Prime but it's only in Advance.
     
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    The relay for my auto wipers failed on me but it was replaced under good faith by Corp. since it happened after the warranty expired. It Was a $500 relay plug. No problems since.

    I would still rather have auto-wipers then not. I love my BMW X5 auto wipers the best. But the primes advance is close to it. I also use rain x or aquapel which help a ton in Oregon rain.
     
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