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What sensor is this ?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by stepdey, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. stepdey

    stepdey Full Member

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    Is this a rain sensor ? as I haven't actually seen it in "action" yet.
    Thank you. Leon Sensor.jpg
     
  2. BoomerBoom

    BoomerBoom Senior Member

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    Ambient light sensor, I think.
     
  3. silles

    silles Full Member

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    i thought that was rain sensor,
    isn't the ambient sensor on the dash, passenger side?
     
  4. stepdey

    stepdey Full Member

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    The ambient light sensor is in the rev counter, I forgot to add in my initial post that I don't have auto lights or a cracked screen ! ( overhead telephone line).
     
  5. RADIOTWO

    RADIOTWO Senior Member

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    When you say you have not seen it in action yet what do you expect to happen ?
     
  6. stepdey

    stepdey Full Member

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    Well if it is a rain sensor and it started to rain whilst driving, which I have, wouldn't it automatically start the wipers wiping the screen at preset speeds, which are dependant upon the intensity of rain ?
     
  7. kiddo

    kiddo ST Cupra

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    The wiper stalk needs to be in the correct position for auto wipers to engage. If not in the right position they won't start automatically
     
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  8. CupraGeezer

    CupraGeezer Full Member

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    Correct position is one up from OFF (what you would otherwise think of as intermittent). As @kiddo says, this is the only position that uses the sensor.
     
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  9. stepdey

    stepdey Full Member

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    Got it !
    My thanks to both of you, Had the switch in the off position :censored:
     
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