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      10-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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wipers jump when shutting car off

I remember reading something about this on the forum before I purchase by 2013 X3 m/spt. but now I've experienced it at least 2x's already, push start/stop button to shut off engine and wipers jump approx. 1/4". I'm not sure if maybe some how my arm may be touching the wiper arm or other. I've searched the past post on the forum but can't find the old topic. any body else experience this or can someone point me to the old post on this issue. Thanks again
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      10-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. Does not happen all the time, but have noticed many times. Will ask the service guys on 15k mile service. Anyone else have any solution to the this?
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      10-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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They may not do it every time, but from time to time they will reposition themselves when you turn off your X3. It's normal. The wipers are operating as designed.
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      10-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Normal. You guys got to remember these things aren't being run as they were in older vehicles. It's not just an on off switch anymore that makes them move. There is programming doing background functions and checking stuff at times hence they may move a bit at times depending on the program that's checking them.
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      10-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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      10-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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I've noticed the same movement on my car. Doesn't seem to bothersome.
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      10-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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If I remember correctly, I read it in this forum that it is to keep the wiper blades from sticking to the mirror cause you might have not operated it for months etc...
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As above. There are some other threads asking the same question. It's not a problem, it's by design
http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654544
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When they move like that the blade will allow you to move them up the windshield so you can lift the blades to wash the windshield.
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      10-04-2012, 07:41 AM   #10
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First BMW can't wait to put some miles on the odometer, so I can start to really get into that throttle and experience that dual turbo feel....
FYI: Twinpower = single twinscroll turbo, not twinturbo (bi-turbo). I don't think a single person didn't go "oh crap, twin turbo engine!" when I pop the hood heh
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