By "Frustrated with Ford," Springfield, MOI own a Ford Ranger and a Ford Taurus. I typically drive the Ranger but recently drove cross-country in the Taurus. During the cross-country trip, I got caught in a thunderstorm. I reached for the wiper control and turned it forward one notch. The wipers came on but only cycled once. By the time I got the wipers working continuously, I couldn't see out of the windshield and nearly drove off the road!
The problem is that the wiper controls on the
the Taurus do not operate in the same way. Turning the
control forward changes the wipers from
OFF - to INTERMITTENT - to LOW - to HIGH. (See top photo.)
In contrast, turning the Ranger wiper control forward changes the wipers from OFF - to LOW - to HIGH. But the Ranger wiper control must be turned backward to change to the INTERMITTENT mode. (See lower photo.) Since I usually drive the Ranger, I operated the Taurus's wiper control like I would the Ranger 's. This caused me to turn the Taurus's wipers to the INTERMITTENT mode rather than LOW.
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