How do I adjust the intervals of the windshield wipers on intermittent operation?

How do I adjust the intervals of the windshield wipers on intermittent operation?
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Sometimes you’ll want the windshield wipers to be working, but not at a steady pace. You may be driving through a light rain or just a few sprinkles. Intermittent operation can be adjusted to activate the wipers at the right times.

Locate the dial on the windshield wiper lever. It’s located just below the end grip.
Turn the dial upwards to increase the frequency at which the wipers operate.
Turn the dial downwards to slow down the frequency at which the wipers operate.

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Move the windshield wiper lever to AUTO. The Driver Information Center will display that Rainsense is enabled. Turn the Rainsense sensitivity band UP for more sensitivity to moisture. Turn the Rainsense sensitivity band DOWN for less sensitivity to moisture.
They operate by means of a control box, which sends a long pulse of current to the wiper motor. Once the wipers are part of the way up the screen, the pulse turns off and the self-parking facility takes over.
The wiper link is often referred to as the wiper lever which is useful for changing the rotation motion of the wiper motor into a movement that goes back and forth from the left and right.
When adjusting the windscreen wipers, you must twist the wiper blades over the wiper arm. Be very careful when doing this because the material is flexible and can easily break if too much force is applied or it`s twisted too much. Therefore, always adjust the angle in small steps only.
You`ll notice on your windshield wiper stalk that there are several settings, including “auto”. Simply adjust the stalk until you`re in `auto` mode and your automatic windshield wipers should do the job to keep you seeing clearly.
This is usually caused by the wiper motor not getting the power that it needs due to a bad relay. In most cases, a professional mechanic will replace the intermittent wiper relay and the controls at the same time to ensure all of the supporting connections work smoothly together.
A control signal is produced by digitally processing the pulse signal. The control signal is applied to a wiper driver circuit to adjust the operational speed or timing in accordance with the control signal.

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How do I adjust the intervals of the windshield wipers on intermittent operation?
ANSWER : Sometimes you’ll want the windshield wipers to be working, but not at a steady pace. You may be driving through a light rain or just a few sprinkles. Intermittent operation can be adjusted to activate the wipers at the right times.

Locate the dial on the windshield wiper lever. It’s located just below the end grip.
Turn the dial upwards to increase the frequency at which the wipers operate.
Turn the dial downwards to slow down the frequency at which the wipers operate.

Intermittent Windshield Wipers move 1/4 of the way
ANSWER : Your windshield wiper motor controller is not able to control the motor to bring it to the park position. The problem is in the wiper motor most likely or the body control module since you have same issue with the rear wiper also. Sine you are under basic warranty I would suggest having the dealer check to see if it is a covered repair. If not then a mechanic like one from YourMechanic can check and do the repairs for you.

My windshield has a black mark because my wiper blade was stolen and I operated the wiper without the blade; how can I remove this
ANSWER : You can use a mild polish like a toothpaste that will clean the glass without scratching the glass. Use it with small circular motion to polish off the marks.

Wiper has to manually be lifted before working – 1996 Chevrolet Beretta
ANSWER : You will have to replace the "wiper arm shaft" and/or wiper arm for the side which isn’t working. Both of these components have very small splines which interlock when the nut is tightened. A heavy snow or ice load can cause the splines to break down, or strip, rather than damage the electric motor. A certified technician from YourMechanic can replace the windshield wiper arm at your home or office.

How much to install a windshield wiper motor
ANSWER : Hi there. It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to that often dictates the price for replacement of a windshield wiper motor. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office. Simply submit a quote request for a windshield wiper motor replacement including your vehicle information and we’ll be able to send you a quote.

How do you operate the Windshield Wiper Rain-Lamp?
ANSWER : If your car has auto-lights, it may also have automatic rain-lamps (or Rain-Activated Lights, if you prefer). This function turns on your headlights any time your wipers are activated during the daytime, and allows you to drive with one less distraction. Here’s how it works:

Make sure your headlights are set to Auto.
Make sure the ignition is on.
Turn on your windshield wipers.
The headlights should come on.
The lights will stay on until you turn off the windshield wipers.

How do you operate the windshield wipers?
ANSWER : Your car’s wipers provide you with the ability to see clearly out the windshield during inclement weather, as well as to operate the windshield washer system to clean the glass. Here’s how to use them:

The ignition must be on.
Turn the knob at the end of the turn signal switch to set your wipers to intermittent and adjust the speed/delay.
Turn the knob forward to select low or high speed wiping (after cycling through intermittent).
Press the button at the end of the knob to spray washer fluid. The wipers will automatically come on and wipe three times.
Press the button for a longer period and the wipers will work for up to 10 seconds.

Tips

If the washer fluid reservoir is empty, don’t try to use the sprayer. Dry operation can damage the pump, causing it to burn out.
If you have automatic lights, and they’re in auto mode, the lights will come on by themselves when the wipers are turned on.

How do I use the adjustable interval windshield wipes?
ANSWER : The adjustable interval windshield wipes allow you to determine the speed of your windshield wipers. Using the adjustable interval windshield wipes is easy:

Locate the windshield wiper lever, which is situated on the steering column.
Push the lever to the adjustable interval wipes setting, which has an image of a windshield with the wipers to the left. This setting is one notch up from the off setting.
Rotate the band near the end of the lever to adjust the frequency of the windshield wipers. Rotating the band upwards will increase the frequency of the wipers, while rotating the band downwards will decrease the frequency.
When you’re done, return the windshield wiper lever to the 0 position.

Tip

The windshield wipers will only work when the vehicle is in On/Run or Acc/Accessory.