On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 20:06:45 -0500 (EST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would suggest two things:
1. A good sense of humor
2. Be thankful that your cruise control doesn't turn itself on
spontaneously and attempt to resume 70 MPH.
All the time.
Really put the wiper thing in perspective for me.
hahaha! Sorry to laugh, but you made that sound hilarious.
That would drive me crazy, besides being dangerous as hell
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I didn't want to seem to make fun, but the wiper used to drive
me nuts, until the cruise problem started. Now I don't even notice the
wipers anymore. Its all a problem with cheap "wonder wands" (turn
signal stalk just doesn't give that device justice, its trule a Wonder
Wand). Its practically inevitable in all cars that use them, but I
think the problem is aggravated in S-class trucks cause they're
I have learned to be creative when explaining the wipers. My
favorite so to try and convince my passenger the car has an automatic
rain detection system that is malfunctioning. A broken fancy feature
doesn't seem as bad as a broken basic feature. Since its really bad on
dirt roads, I've also tried the "don't want dust to settle on the
The cruise control problem isn't so bad. The brake still
overrides it. There are even some benefits. You learn not to follow
too closely (I have never rear-ended anyone in the truck, so it must
be working), and it really cuts down on those naps throughout the day
(I drive my S-10 Blazer for a living). The sleeping was dangerous, the
spontaneous cruise control is exciting.
I truly enjoyed it the day I lent the truck to my girlfriend,
and I had to explain the problem so she would watch out for it. Her
eyes just got bigger and bigger.
I don't know how to fix it, but I have the same problem with an 89 S15.
I always assumed the turn signal/wiper stalk was worn out due to age and
when you use the turn signal the wiper contacts in the stalk made
contact. Just a guess though.
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