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WIPER OPERATION

CAUTION

Do not operate the wipers on a dry windshield.

CAUTION

Remove any snow, ice, or frost from the windshield, around the wiper arms and blades, and the windshield scuttle before operating the wipers.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the hood, do not lift the wipers when they are in the normal parked position.

See WIPERS SERVICE POSITION.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the wiper blade, do not lift the wiper by the wiper blade. Always lift the wiper by the wiper arm.

CAUTION

Make sure the wipers are not in automatic rain sensing mode and are switched off before entering a car wash. If the wipers operate during the car washing process, damage may occur to the wiper mechanism.

NOTES

If the wipers leave smears on the glass after the vehicle has been washed, this may be due to wax or other residue. Should this occur, clean the glass with the recommended windshield washer fluid. See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.

NOTES

The windshield is no longer wiped effectively and the automatic rain sensing function degrades if the wipers become worn. Always replace worn or damaged wiper blades as soon as possible. The wipers service position moves the wipers to allow wiper blade replacement.

See WIPERS SERVICE POSITION.

NOTES

If the wiper blades become stuck or jammed, an electronic cut-out temporarily halts the operation of the wipers. If this happens, switch off the wipers and the vehicle's ignition, when safe to do so. Clear any obstructions and free the wiper blades, before attempting to switch on the ignition.

  1. Automatic rain sensing mode. The front wipers respond and adapt automatically to the ambient rain conditions, selecting the appropriate wiper frequency for the prevailing conditions. The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted by rotating the collar (2).

  2. Rotate the collar to adjust the sensitivity of the automatic rain sensing mode when position (1) is selected. The higher the sensitivity position, the more responsive the system becomes. When automatic rain sensing mode is selected, or when sensitivity is increased, the system performs a single wipe.

    NOTES

    Wipe frequency increases with vehicle speed.

  3. Low speed continuous wipe.

  4. High speed continuous wipe.

  5. Single wipe of the windshield. Hold down for further continuous wipes.

  6. Windshield wash and wipe: Pull and release to operate the front washers and wipers. The wipers operate for two further wipes after the wash/wipe control is released. After a few seconds, a drip wipe function clears any residual washer fluid from the windshield. If more washer fluid is required, pull and hold the wash/wipe control's position.

    NOTES

    The front wipers do not operate while the hood is open.

  7. INT: Rear wiper, intermittent operation. Wiper frequency increases with vehicle speed.

  8. ON: Rear wiper, continuous operation.

  9. Rear window wash and wipe: Press and release to operate the rear washer and wiper. The wiper operates in a set cycle to minimize drips when the button is released. If more washer fluid is required, push and hold the button.

    NOTES

    When Reverse (R) gear is selected and the front wipers are operating, the rear wiper activates.

    NOTES

    The rear wiper does not operate while the tailgate is open.