Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 16:12:45 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Headlight Windshield Wipers

in article asd7pe$hjf$, SimonJ at wrote on 01/12/2002 14:53: > > >>> What really is the point of windshield wipers on the headlights of many >>> Saabs. To me it just seems to be a gimmick. >>> >>> > Its not just saabs, many others are following now. > > They are extremally usefull in salty conditoins where the heat from the > lights bakes the salt into a thick crust on the lights, greatly reducing the > output. They're really useful when you actually have some water in the reservoir :) I ran my water supplies down cleaning the windscreen on a long jaunt up the motorway and had to practically close my eyes and pray hard until I got to the next service station. I didn't dare wipe the windscreen without water for fear of making it worse, which it often does. When I pulled into the service station, my headlamps barely lit the back of the car I had parked behind - flicking the wipers gave a better glow, but re-filling the water made it all safe again. I'm very glad of the headlamp wipers - they're far from a gimmick. Paul 1985 900i 16V 1989 900 Turbo S

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