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The only thing I don't like about my FJ

I can't believe that there is no "mist" feature for the windshield wipers! The FJ is not cheap, and it should have this feature. My 06 Rav4 had an identical lever to control the front and rear wipers, except that if you pushed it up the wipers would wipe once.

I've had my FJ for 2 weeks now, and so far this is the only thing I don't like about it (I know it's minor...but still...I'm surprised!)
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Well some things just bug us. If thats the only thing so far then you're in the money. Enjoy the beast.
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Indeed... I also thought this was strange... I think even my great Grand Father's Ford Model T had this option... I've driven a slew of vehicles in my sorted past and I've never driven one without this option... well... aside from my '82 FJ40.. but come on that thing has the cabin comforts of Santa's sleigh.
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whats the difference between the mist feature and the windshield washer spray when you pull the lever towards you to wash the window


my chief complaint on the fj is compared to all of my other toyotas it feels like quality has slid backwards on any of their newer models but people have always thought that
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whats the difference between the mist feature and the windshield washer spray when you pull the lever towards you to wash the window
The difference would be (if the FJ had this feature) that the wipers would just wipe once. If I pull the lever quickly towards me I get the one wipe, but with a spray of washer fluid too.
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The FJ is the best vehicle i have ever owned. My only complaint is visibility in reverse. Thinking of a camera...we have lots of kids on my street.
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The FJ is the best vehicle i have ever owned. My only complaint is visibility in reverse. Thinking of a camera...we have lots of kids on my street.
A back up camera is good to have. I installed one a couple years back but after about 2 years the lens got coated with something(minerals)that nothing would clear off so it was useless. Now I enjoy watching all the kids run like hell when I reverse out of my driveway. Kids nowadays don't get enough exercise anyway.
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The difference would be (if the FJ had this feature) that the wipers would just wipe once. If I pull the lever quickly towards me I get the one wipe, but with a spray of washer fluid too.
So, u want the wiper too wipe once without spraying fluid? Turn the knob once forward and then reverse the process.
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So, u want the wiper too wipe once without spraying fluid? Turn the knob once forward and then reverse the process.
Thanks for the advice but I've been able to figure that part out, and I'll be able to live with it just fine. I just want to tell Toyota that this feature should be standard on a vehicle this expensive.

All of my previous cars had it, and when you're driving in mist, drizzle, freezing drizzle, light snow, etc. I appreciate being able to make the wipers wipe once every once in a while without having to turn them on then off again each time.
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I appreciate being able to make the wipers wipe once every once in a while without having to turn them on then off again each time.
wow. and I thought americans were lazy!
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