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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Rain Sensor

Outline

Function

Rainfall Amount Detection Function

CAUTION:

Initial Setting Function

Sensitivity Adjustment Function


On-board diagnostic function

Construction

Operation

Operation With No Rainfall Contacting Windshield

1. Infrared light is emitted from the LED in the rain sensor towards the windshield.

2. The emitted infrared light reflects off the windshield.

3. The infrared light reflected off the windshield is received by the photodiode in the rain sensor.

4. When the photodiode receives the light, the microcomputer in the rain sensor calculates the rainfall amount from the reflection rate, and sends a windshield wiper control signal to the front body control module (FBCM).


Operation with Rainfall Contacting Windshield

1. Infrared light is emitted from the LED in the rain sensor towards the windshield.

2. Emitted infrared light goes through the windshield and penetrates the rain drops on the windshield.

3. The infrared light which cannot penetrate is reflected off the windshield and is received by the photodiode in the rain sensor.

4. When the photodiode receives the light, the microcomputer in the rain sensor calculates the rainfall amount from the reflection rate, converts this to an electrical signal and sends a windshield wiper control signal to the front body control module (FBCM).


Fail-safe

Wiper Bracket Removal [Panel Replacement]
Symbol Mark Installation Procedure 1. When installing new parts, measure and adjust the body as necessary to conform with standard dimensions. 2. Drill holes for the plug welding before inst ...

Rain Sensor Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Spread open the rain sensor cover in the direction of the arrows (1) and disengage tabs A to remove it. 3. Disconnect the rain sensor connector ...

Other materials:

Rear Lateral Link Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the rear stabilizer control link lower side nut.. 2. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 3. Install in the reverse order of removal. 4. Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary.. 1 Rear lateral link outer bolt ...

Cargo Compartment Light Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the cargo compartment light.. 3. Verify that the continuity between the cargo compartment light terminals is as indicated in the table. If not as indicated in the table, replace the cargo compartment light.. ...

Front Drive Shaft Removal/Installation
CAUTION: Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, disconnect the ABS wheel-speed sensor connector (axle side) ...

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