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When Wipers on / Headlights on?


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#1 OFFLINE   Muttonhead

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:32 PM

When my automatic sensing wipers go on, my headlights do not. Is this normal, or is there a way to set them to come on with the wipers? My previous Fords headlights came on with the wipers. Thanks









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#2 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Page 90 of the 2013 C-MAX Owners Manual Third Printing pdf file

 

Wipers and Washers AUTOWIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)

Note: Fully defrost the windshield before switching on the windshield wipers.

Note: Make sure the windshield wipers are switched off before entering a car wash.

Note: Replace the wiper blades as soon as they begin to leave bands of water or smears on the windshield.

 

Note: If autolamps have been switched on in conjunction with autowipers, low beam headlamps will illuminate automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously. 

 

So I guess you need to enable AutoLamps = Set the headlight switch all the way clockwise 


Edited by kostby, 16 April 2014 - 02:43 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   Muttonhead

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the reply. I have my headlights on the auto position, and when my auto wipers come on when it rains, I didn't see the green dash indicator on. I will need to check outside the vehicle during next rain.



#4 OFFLINE   wab

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:13 PM

 

Page 90 of the 2013 C-MAX Owners Manual Third Printing pdf file

 

Wipers and Washers AUTOWIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)

Note: Fully defrost the windshield before switching on the windshield wipers.

Note: Make sure the windshield wipers are switched off before entering a car wash.

Note: Replace the wiper blades as soon as they begin to leave bands of water or smears on the windshield.

 

Note: If autolamps have been switched on in conjunction with autowipers, low beam headlamps will illuminate automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously. 

 

So I guess you need to enable AutoLamps = Set the headlight switch all the way clockwise 

 

 

The key word in the owner’s manual is “continuously. “

Here’s a thread from Oct. See post #8.

http://fordcmaxhybri...rain/?hl=wipers

 

 



#5 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 02:33 AM

 

Page 90 of the 2013 C-MAX Owners Manual Third Printing pdf file

 

Wipers and Washers AUTOWIPERS (IF EQUIPPED)

Note: Fully defrost the windshield before switching on the windshield wipers.

Note: Make sure the windshield wipers are switched off before entering a car wash.

Note: Replace the wiper blades as soon as they begin to leave bands of water or smears on the windshield.

 

Note: If autolamps have been switched on in conjunction with autowipers, low beam headlamps will illuminate automatically when the rain sensor activates the windshield wipers continuously. 

 

So I guess you need to enable AutoLamps = Set the headlight switch all the way clockwise 

 

That is where I keep mine all the time, except for when Maxus goes to the dealer.  Everytime I get it back they have turned off the auto headlights and when it gets dark oncoming cars flash me to tell me to turn on my headlights.  I just wish for once they would return it to the auto setting.  Don't know why they have to mess with it?



#6 OFFLINE   raadsel

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 04:54 PM

 

The key word in the owner’s manual is “continuously. “

Here’s a thread from Oct. See post #8.

http://fordcmaxhybri...rain/?hl=wipers

 

 

It was raining today, my wipers were on continuously, and the headlights weren't on. In fact, it surprised me they weren't on because it was fairly dark with the rain and heavy cloud cover. Later, I was going through the options on the left hand screen and under "Setting," -> "Vehicle" -> "Lighting" I noticed an entry marked "Auto Light Rain" that has an On/Off choice (2013 owner's manual, Third Edition, p. 125). I noticed mine was set to "Off," so I turned it on. I'll have to test it next time I'm out but I suspect this is the switch that determines if your lights turn on when the wipers are constantly on. 

 

I also seem to recall my lights previously turned on automatically in the rain, so I suspect that this defaults to off -- and mine was reset to the default when I had one of the recalls done on my C-Max.


Edited by raadsel, 16 May 2016 - 04:55 PM.


#7 OFFLINE   stevedebi

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:02 PM

It was raining today, my wipers were on continuously, and the headlights weren't on. In fact, it surprised me they weren't on because it was fairly dark with the rain and heavy cloud cover. Later, I was going through the options on the left hand screen and under "Setting," -> "Vehicle" -> "Lighting" I noticed an entry marked "Auto Light Rain" that has an On/Off choice (2013 owner's manual, Third Edition, p. 125). I noticed mine was set to "Off," so I turned it on. I'll have to test it next time I'm out but I suspect this is the switch that determines if your lights turn on when the wipers are constantly on. 

 

I also seem to recall my lights previously turned on automatically in the rain, so I suspect that this defaults to off -- and mine was reset to the default when I had one of the recalls done on my C-Max.

Mine is set to ON, but it doesn't work.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 11:15 AM

Mine is also set on, but doesn't work.








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