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WIPER OPERATION

CAUTION

Do not operate the wipers on a dry screen, as it may damage the wiper blades.

CAUTION

Remove any snow, ice, or frost from the windscreen, around the wiper arms and blades, and from the windscreen scuttle before operating the wipers. Failing to do so may cause damage to the wiper blades.

CAUTION

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

CAUTION

To avoid damage to the bonnet, do not lift the wipers when the wipers are in the normal parked position. See WIPERS SERVICE POSITION.

CAUTION

Make sure the wipers are switched off before entering a car wash. If the wipers operate during the car washing process, damage may occur to the wiper mechanism.

  1. Vehicles with a rain sensor: 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).

    Vehicles without a rain sensor: Intermittent wipe. The time delay between wipes can be adjusted by rotating the collar (2).

  2. Vehicles with a rain sensor: 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.

    Vehicles without a rain sensor: Rotate the collar to adjust the time delay between wipes when position (1) is selected. The higher the setting, the more frequently wipes occur.

    NOTES

    Wipe frequency increases with vehicle speed.

  3. Low speed continuous wipe.

  4. High speed continuous wipe.

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

  6. Windscreen wash and wipe: Pull and release to operate the front washers and wipers. The wipers operate for 2 further wipes after the wash/wipe control is released. After a few seconds, a drip wipe function clears any residual washer fluid from the windscreen. If more washer fluid is required, pull and hold the wash/wipe control's position.

    NOTES

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

    NOTES

    A very short pull and release operates the front washers only.

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 screen cleaning fluid. See LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.

NOTES

The windscreen 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 wiper operation. If this happens, switch off the wipers and the vehicle’s electrical system, when safe to do so. Clear any obstructions and free the wiper blades, before attempting to switch on the vehicle’s electrical system.