FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Smartscreen, its installation and operation.
 

General

Q  Will it fit my vehicle?

A  Provided your vehicle is 12v and has self parking wipers there should be a version to fit, choose by vehicle marque, by following a selection flowchart or contacting us.

 

Q  Are there any additional switches or knobs?

A  No, the Smartscreen uses the vehicle's existing wiper switch so the dash area remains original.

 

Q  How easy is it to fit?

A  Fitting is straightfoward requiring simple tools.  There is some wiring to be done and full instructions are supplied.  It should take approx 40 mins.

 

Q  Do I have to do anything special to my wipers?

A  No just ensure the wiper motor is in good condition and that the wheelboxes and rack are well lubricated.

 

Q  Why are there so many different versions?

A  Over the years there have been many variations of wiper motor and vehicle wiring.  In order to cater for this there are specific versions of the Smartscreen for each application.

 

Q How can I get wash/wipe function?

A  If your vehicle already has or you are planning to fit  electric screen wash then Smartscreen Wash/Wipe will give you wash/wipe control as well as variable intermittent.

 

Q Are there any plug and play versions available?

A  Yes, the SSMINI is a simple plug in version that fits Mini's pre '97 allowig Plug and Wipe operation.  We plan to add versions for the more popular vehicles that have plug in looms over the coming months.

 

Operation

Q  How do I set the delay?

A  With the ignition on, switch the wipers on then off - they will wipe once, wait between 3 and 30 seconds, switch the wipers on then off - they will wipe once.  They will now continue to wipe at this set delay, even though the wiper switch is in the off position, until you set a new delay or cancel the delay. 

Q  What is the purpose of the LED?

A  The LED is there to help you learn how the Smartscreen works, once you have got the hang of it you do not need to be able to see the LED.

 

Troubleshooting

Q  The wipers stop after three sweeps.

A  The connection to the Pk terminal is not correctly made, check the blue Scotchloc is firmly fitted.

 

Q  I cannot get the unit to accept a new wipe interval.

A  The unit will only accept a new input when the wipers are not moving, ie. not mid sweep.