Frankly, many automotive convenience features are just too difficult to install for the average shade-tree mechanic. If you haven't installed a Rain Tracker before, we would recommend giving yourself at least two hours and possibly even three. If you have ever installed a car stereo or other automotive electronic device, you will find the Rain Tracker installation to be very straightforward.
"I found your documentation well put together, very
professional. It was not a problem getting the unit installed...
Overall, I think this is a great product."
-- Bruce N, Windmere, FL
How easy is a Rain Tracker installation? It took about thirty minutes for an experienced installer to install a Rain Tracker on this 2001 Dodge Intrepid.
|Gather up your tools and get ready. Test the existing wiper system before you start.|
|Remove the access panels to get at the
wires coming from the wiper control switch.
For this car, you must remove four bolts and two screws, and the panels mostly unsnap.
|Connect the interface module into the
wires coming from the switch.
Tug on each of the crimp connections to assure a reliable installation.
|Use a Post-ItTM note to mark the Rain Tracker mounting location.||
|Prepare the windshield mounting surface
with the supplied pure-isopropyl pad.
Don't skip this step! This will give you a permanent, bubble-free bond of the Rain Tracker coupler.
|Rock the coupler onto the windshield, and snap the Rain Tracker sensor into the coupler.|
|Route the sensor cable above the headliner behind the trim on the forward pillar.|
|Secure the module with a cable tie.
Wrap around the module and connector.
This picture is looking up underneath the dash.
|Use a spray bottle to test the system. Verify that the Rain Tracker controls the wipers from full off through high speed.|
|Put the access panels back and you're done!|