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For whatever reason, the 2009 S40 T5 climate package did <B>NOT</B> include rain sensing wipers. I begged and pleaded to have the factory add them when my car was ordered in Nov 2008, but to no avail. And now it appears to be part of the package for 2010. So I am wondering if there is an OEM part I can order for the 2010 that I can add to my 2009 to add that feature? Or better yet, can I order the part for a 2.4 2009 model? What is the difference in the windshield between the rain sensing models and the standard models? Responses with pics would be helpful. I'm also irritated they are bringing back MT for 2010 T5s, because 2009 didn't have the option. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>TIA
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (aiden)

Havent heard anyone doing this yet and is probably not going to work. Too much involved between modules for a simply swap and i doubt there is a SW part number for this option to be installed to properly function. Let alone the volvos with the rain sensing wipers require special glass since the standard glass supplied thru most shops reflects wierd and causes the module to set a fault code and not function correctly.
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (aiden)

I've got the rain sensing wipers on my '06 and frankly I don't like them. They seem really sensitive, and the sensor is in the rear view mirror at the top center of the windshield where the wipers tend to throw drops of water which causes the wipers to sweep across the windshield several more times. <br> I use the intermittant wipers most of the time.
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Havent heard anyone doing this yet and is probably not going to work. Too much involved between modules for a simply swap and i doubt there is a SW part number for this option to be installed to properly function. Let alone the volvos with the rain sensing wipers require special glass since the standard glass supplied thru most shops reflects wierd and causes the module to set a fault code and not function correctly.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what I was afraid of. It sounds like it's one of those simple factory options that's next to impossible after it's built. That's disappointing, but it's what I was expecting. I was just hoping someone had taken the pains to perform such a mod. Thanks for the responses guys.
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (aiden)

Most that have it dont even use it... on the flips side most that have it end up having issues with the rain sensors setting fault codes and not even working <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (ForceFed Motorsports)

So what you're saying is, don't invite the gremlins for something most don't use?
 

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Re: 2009 S40 T5 Rain sensor question (POWERSTROKE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>POWERSTROKE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've got the rain sensing wipers on my '06 and frankly I don't like them. They seem really sensitive, and the sensor is in the rear view mirror at the top center of the windshield where the wipers tend to throw drops of water which causes the wipers to sweep across the windshield several more times. <br> I use the intermittant wipers most of the time. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are rather sensitive, but the dial on the lever also adusts the sensitivity of the sensor (never fooled with it, don't use the sensor much). Or am I just making that up?
 
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