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Intermittent Wiper Graphic on Backwards?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Sullyman, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    Sullyman

    Sullyman [OP] Crusty ole' conservative fart

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    Dudes (and Dudettes)....

    I've got a 2010 DC..The one thing wrong with it that I've noticed in 40k+ miles of butt-in-seat is the graphic on the wiper arm for itermittent settings appears to be on backwards....The graphic shows the widest (longest)duration between wipes on top, yet if you turn the selector to that, you get the shortest duration between wipes or the quickest intermittent wiping....Anyone else have/notice this? This is right up there with pondering the meaning of life so I don't really care where this thread goes...Have fun with it...
     
  2. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    babytruck

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    The longer the marks the cleaner the windshield.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    OR... you can just consider it that the Japanese read right to left rather than left to right.

    Sooo......up is down and down is up, aka short is long and long is short.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    babytruck

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    Oh heck, iono. I don't even HAVE intermittent on mine. :D
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing. I have a 2012. I just did not want to be the first one to bring it up. Cause i knew it was going to be a :crapstorm:
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    I don't fear the :crapstorm:
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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  8. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Sullyman

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    :facepalm:
     
  9. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    I go with the thought of turning it "down" slows the wiper time ... turning it "up" speeds up the wiper. I know that it is opposite my wife's Accord.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    It's opposite of every other vehicle I've ever seen with intermittent wipers...
     
  11. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Funny thing is on my 2003 Tacoma it was the opposite...
     
  12. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    It was opposite on my 05 4Runner too...
     
  13. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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  15. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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  17. Mar 25, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Wut. Better than what YOU came up with. :p
     
  18. Mar 26, 2012 at 4:38 AM
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    All right, all right....Gold star for creativity on that one....
    :crazy:

    :D
     
  19. Mar 26, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    I think of it this way: the longer marks indicate a longer time between the wipers running.

    I had a '98 Corolla and it was set up the same way. To me it is counter-intuitive. If I turn the knob up I want my wipers to run faster.
     
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