Santa Fe 03 Intermittent Wipers Question

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by fancyhit, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. fancyhit

    fancyhit Guest

    Maybe for Hyundai Tech, or anyone else that knows this. When I have
    the wipers on intermittent, especially on the faster of the settings,
    they all of a sudden turn to full speed. When I come to a stop or very
    slow they go back to intermittent. Is this a problem or do they all
    work that way? It does not seem to be moisture related because when
    the windshield is almost dry they still run at full until I stop. It's
    very annoying as I remember the very old cars used to work that way
    before they had electric wipers.
    fancyhit, Nov 30, 2005
  2. fancyhit

    BillyGoat Guest

    My 2003 Sonata does that and I think its rather cool.. When you slow down
    and there's less water hitting the windshield, the wiper does not scrub and
    make a lot of noise. I think its a smart idea. The old cars with vacuum
    wipers (we are showing our age) worked exactly the opposite. They slowed
    down when you needed them and sped up when you didn't.
    BillyGoat, Nov 30, 2005
  3. fancyhit

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's a speed-related function. When you cross a speed threshhold (I don't
    recall the speed), the intermittent wipers switch to a shorter interval.
    On the two shortest intervals, they operate constantly.
    hyundaitech, Nov 30, 2005
  4. fancyhit

    fancyhit Guest

    Thank you. At least I know they are working correctly, as much as I
    don't care for that function.
    fancyhit, Dec 1, 2005
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