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    1. Member toasters's Avatar
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      05-13-2011 03:59 AM #1
      I searched...but have found nothing about enabling tear-drop wiping on the front wipers.

      The rear wiper tear-drop is activated easily on the central electronics control module. The front wiper is hidden. Until just a few days ago, I thought that the MkVI platform lacked this feature.

      Access 09: Central Electronics



      Select "Coding"

      Now the hidden part....open the pull down menu and select "Wischer"



      Open the long coding helper. Select byte 1 and check the tear-drop box:



      Exit the long coding helper and select "Do It!"

      Done!



      Perhaps this was common knowledge? Maybe I'm just stupid. But it took me 6 months of ownership of my Golf to figure this out. If someone is in the same boat as me...hopefully this post will help you out. Love this feature.
      Last edited by toasters; 11-02-2015 at 08:19 PM.

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      05-13-2011 08:13 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by toasters View Post
      Perhaps this was common knowledge? Maybe I'm just stupid. But it took me 6 months of ownership of my Golf to figure this out. If someone is in the same boat as me...hopefully this post will help you out. Love this feature.
      OK, I thought I knew what you meant by tear-drop wiping, but now I'm confused... what is it? I made this coding change, but don't see any effect.

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      05-13-2011 08:57 AM #3
      It does what you think it does - I did this a while ago and thought "huh, it doesn't work". The trick is that it only tear drops while you are moving, if you are testing while sitting in the driveway, nothing happens.

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      05-13-2011 09:24 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by aenea View Post
      It does what you think it does - I did this a while ago and thought "huh, it doesn't work". The trick is that it only tear drops while you are moving, if you are testing while sitting in the driveway, nothing happens.
      Ahh... that thought did occur to me! Cool, I will try it again next time I'm out. Always liked that feature of my A4.

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      05-13-2011 09:53 AM #5
      So, uh..... what is tear drop wiping?

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      05-13-2011 09:59 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Bladecatcher View Post
      So, uh..... what is tear drop wiping?

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      05-13-2011 10:02 AM #7
      After you activate the windshield spay, the wipers wipe the windshield like normal, pause, and then do a final wipe to try and get the drips.

      Quote Originally Posted by Bladecatcher View Post
      So, uh..... what is tear drop wiping?

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      05-13-2011 12:42 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by aenea View Post
      It does what you think it does - I did this a while ago and thought "huh, it doesn't work". The trick is that it only tear drops while you are moving, if you are testing while sitting in the driveway, nothing happens.
      and indeed that was the trick. thx.

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      05-13-2011 01:37 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by aenea View Post
      After you activate the windshield spay, the wipers wipe the windshield like normal, pause, and then do a final wipe to try and get the drips.
      Huh. That would be kind of nice.

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      05-13-2011 02:27 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by aenea View Post
      After you activate the windshield spay, the wipers wipe the windshield like normal, pause, and then do a final wipe to try and get the drips.
      Exactly. Sorry for not making this clear in the original post.

      My friend was always bragging about how his mkV jetta would do this, so, I was super surprised when my mkVI golf didn't have this from the factory. In fact, I was kind of disappointed.

      Getting that extra drip is very nice.

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      05-13-2011 02:42 PM #11
      My Rabbit had this feature. I didn't know what it was called.

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      05-13-2011 06:41 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Bladecatcher View Post
      Huh. That would be kind of nice.
      Seems like not everyone knows about this feature. Hopefully this post is helpful in showing people how to enable it.

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      05-13-2011 06:52 PM #13
      Wish there was an option in there to disable pressure to the rear washer nozzle... mine drips all the time, no VAGCOM needed

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      05-13-2011 07:02 PM #14
      just enabled this

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      05-13-2011 08:52 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      just enabled this
      Me too!

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      05-13-2011 08:55 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Me too!

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      05-14-2011 08:58 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Wish there was an option in there to disable pressure to the rear washer nozzle... mine drips all the time, no VAGCOM needed
      There's a TSB for that. & it fixed mine, no drips since I had it done.
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      05-14-2011 10:51 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MaxHedrm View Post
      There's a TSB for that. & it fixed mine, no drips since I had it done.
      After months and months of reading about the TSB and all the negative/positive feedback (mostly negative) I decided against this TSB. Most people that had it done, complained that the rear nozzled leaked MORE after the TSB. I'd rather just keep it as it is, it's fine in the winter, only leaks when it gets really hot...

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      05-15-2011 08:28 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by toasters View Post
      I searched...but have found nothing about enabling tear-drop wiping on the front wipers.

      The rear wiper tear-drop is activated easily on the central electronics control module. The front wiper is hidden. Until just a few days ago, I thought that the MkVI platform lacked this feature.
      This should go into The Official MKVI DIY/FAQ Thread - VAG-COM/VCDS section. Thanks again.

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      05-16-2011 02:06 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by btitus View Post
      This should go into The Official MKVI DIY/FAQ Thread - VAG-COM/VCDS section. Thanks again.
      Thanks! I've never had one of my threads make it to the DIY/FAQ section. I'm all for it if the mods agree.

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      07-11-2011 01:17 PM #21
      For some reason on my car VCDS said no ECU info when accessing the Wischer drop down. Latest version of VCDS. Oh well.
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      07-11-2011 01:22 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Deaks2 View Post
      For some reason on my car VCDS said no ECU info when accessing the Wischer drop down. Latest version of VCDS. Oh well.
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      07-11-2011 01:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by dark20th View Post
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      07-11-2011 01:45 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by onedirtygti View Post
      laugh

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      12-04-2011 08:02 PM #25
      I just activated this on my 2011 Jetta Sedan TDI.

      My method of activation was different from the OP.

      I went under Central Electronics and under Coding, Long Code Helper, there was a tick box there for Tear Drop.

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