Enable or disable rain sensing wipers in Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes equipped with a host of modern features that make driving more comfortable and convenient. One such feature is the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers, which automatically activate the wipers when rain or snowfall is detected on the windshield. This advanced technology not only simplifies the driving experience but also enhances safety by providing optimal visibility during adverse weather conditions.

Step-by-step Guide

Enabling or disabling the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers in your Jeep Grand Cherokee can be done by following a few simple steps.

Step 1: Access the Center Screen

Start by accessing the center screen of your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s infotainment system. The center screen is the hub for accessing various settings and features.

Step 2: Navigate to “Vehicle” on the Bottom Category Bar

On the center screen, look for the “Vehicle” option located on the bottom category bar. Tap on it to access the vehicle-related settings.

Step 3: Tap “Settings” on the Top Right Corner

Once you are in the “Vehicle” section, you’ll find the “Settings” option in the top right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access the vehicle settings menu.

Step 4: Select “Mirrors & Wipers” from the Left Menu

In the “Settings” menu, you will see a list of options on the left side of the screen. Look for “Mirrors & Wipers” and select it. This will take you to the settings related to mirrors and windshield wipers.

Step 5: Locate “Rain Sensing Auto Wipers” Setting

In the “Mirrors & Wipers” section, you will find the “Rain Sensing Auto Wipers” option listed on the right side of the screen.

Step 6: Enable or Disable Rain Sensing Auto Wipers

To turn on the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers, simply tap the radio button next to the “Rain Sensing Auto Wipers” option. A selected radio button indicates that the feature is enabled. To disable it, tap the radio button again to deselect it.

Now that you have successfully enabled or disabled the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers, you can enjoy a more convenient and safer driving experience during inclement weather.

Additional Information about Rain Sensing Wipers in Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sensitivity Adjustment

The Rain Sensing Wipers system allows you to adjust its sensitivity. There are four sensitivity positions, with position 1 being the least sensitive and position 4 being the most sensitive. This feature enables you to customize the response of the wipers based on the intensity of rainfall.

Operating Conditions

The Rain Sensing feature will not work when the wiper switch is in the low, high, or OFF position, but only in one of the intermittent positions.

Hindrances to Functionality

The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly when the windshield has ice or dried saltwater on it. Additionally, using products containing wax or silicone on the windshield may reduce rain sensor performance.

Activation Inhibition

The Rain Sensing system has protective features that prevent it from operating under certain conditions:

Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit: The feature will not activate when the vehicle is stationary, and the outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the wiper control is moved, the vehicle speed exceeds 3 mph (5 km/h), or the outside temperature rises above freezing.

Neutral Wipe Inhibit: The feature will not activate when the vehicle is stationary with the transmission gear selector in the NEUTRAL position and the vehicle speed below 3 mph (5 km/h), unless the wiper control is moved, the vehicle speed exceeds 3 mph (5 km/h), or the gear selector is moved out of the NEUTRAL position.

Remote Start Mode Inhibit: If your Jeep Grand Cherokee has the Remote Start system, Rain Sensing wipers won’t be operational when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode. However, once you enter the vehicle, place the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position, rain sensing wiper operation can resume if it has been selected, and none of the other inhibit conditions exist.


In conclusion, the Rain Sensing Auto Wipers feature in the Jeep Grand Cherokee provides an extra layer of convenience and safety during rainy or snowy weather. By following the simple steps mentioned above, you can easily enable or disable this advanced technology according to your preferences. Enjoy your driving experience with this impressive feature that takes care of the wiper operation for you, leaving you to focus on the road ahead. Drive safely!

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com