Automatic Rain Sensor

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  1. oilpower

    oilpower New Member

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    I have a 2012 Passat TDI SE, and I was reading somewhere that the automatic rain sensor can be activated by the dealer. I took the car in, and asked them to activate it, but they told me that the SE does not have this function. I showed him the sensor, behind the rear view mirror, but he told me that that's the "standard mirror mount"..
    I wonder if he just has no clue, or perhaps he's telling me the truth?
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  4. oilpower

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    They wouldn't have it unless one of the mechanics has it for himself but they are able to access this coding. They're not able to access every option that VCDS can but from what I've heard, dealers are able to do this.
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    Question is, would they be willing???
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    Just depends on the dealer. The more savvy ones are open to such requests, but not typical.
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    Yeah my dealer said "You don't have rain sensing wipers". I have a TDI SEL so I knew I did. I found a local VW tech that was an enthusiast and he turned it on for some beer.
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    Anyone in South Jersey.....

    have a VDCS or whatever it is called? If so, can you hook a fellow TDI owner out? I'll bring beer!
  10. oilpower

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    I took the car back to the dealer, with the printout of the procedure to turn the rain sensor on. Tech manager looked at it, and said that according to the factory options (in his computer), the TDI SE does not have the rain sensor...End of discussion!
    Where can I find somebody who has the VAG COM?
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    I'd tell Mr. End of Discussion I'll be looking for a dealer without a Dumb Ass... End of discussion!
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    Thank you for your response, I had looked at the links, but all the links are US, my original question is: Does the Canadian 2012 Passat TDI Comfortline have this equipment. So has any Canadian 2012 Passat TDI owners attempted to activate the rain sensing wipers.
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    A VW tech in my area was kind enough to bring his own Ross-Tech cable and helped me out on activating rain sensor.
    Yes, it works!
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    tell the tech manager he is a idiot and u want to talk to some one else dont take no for a answer !!!
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    Where in Texas are you and do you have a TDI SE?

    I am in Houston and have the TDI SE manual trans. It looks like the mirror module does contain a rain sensor... would be great to turn it on somehow.
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    I'm picking my TDI SEL up tonight :D
    Can anyone comment on whether losing the intermittent wiper functionality has been an issue? In other words, does the auto-wiper function work well?

    Oh.. please someone from Canada answer the original posters question?

    Thanks all.
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    Stupid dealer!! I wouldn't take it there no more, any other dealers in the area? Oil power I have VCDS.... and live in NYC let me know...
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    Hi,

    Anyone in Southern California have a VAG COM? Will trade a few minutes with it for a six pack. Private Message your preferred contact info.

    Thanks!

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    I think it works fine. Every once in a while it seems to be a little too fast or slow but it's because the sensor only looks at a 2" square of window, not the whole window. It's just the way it works. If you don't like it, you can go back to intermittent wiper with a quick coding change, it's completely reversible.

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