Originally Posted by e34m5
Originally Posted by Dackelone
1er's only have a green LED button on the right stalk. Press the button and the wipers work on AUTO.
IF you turn the wiper stalk up one notch they work manually, but they will swipe faster IF the rain sensor detects heavy rain fall.
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I am well aware of this. But that wasn't my point. The AUTO simply does not work well. I would prefer the old mechanism with variable intervals.
Seems as though some of the posters are talking past each other. I know what you are saying and agree that the old fashioned fixed interval seems best. I've had rain sensing on two e46s, one e90, and one e82. Depending on conditions the auto mode either works ok or it doesn't. Yesterday in my e90 it was driving me crazy.