2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

2011-2012 Cayenne – Manual

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3 – Front windshield wipers – fast
Move wiper stalk upwards to the third click.

4 – One-touch operation
Front windshield wipers

Move wiper stalk downwards.
The front windshield wipers carry out one wiping cycle.
Actuate wiper stalk for longer to perform faster wiping cycles.

5 – Front windshield wiper and washer system
Pull wiper stalk towards the steering wheel.
The washer system wipes and sprays while the stalk is pulled towards the steering wheel.
When the wiper stalk is released, a few drying wipes are performed.
After every 10 wipes on the windshield, the headlights are cleaned automatically.


  • If heavily soiled, repeat wash.
  • Persistent dirt (e.g. insect remains) should be removed regularly.

For information on car care:

  • Please see the chapter "CAR CARE INSTRUCTIONS" on page 255.

The front windshield washer nozzles are heated when the ignition is on, as a precaution against freezing. However, this does not replace the use of antifreeze.

Rain sensor operation, front windshield wipers
In rain sensor mode, the amount of rain on the windshield is measured. Wiper speed is automatically adjusted accordingly.

Rain sensor operation is activated automatically at speeds of less than approx. 2 mph (4 km/h) if the windshield wiper is switched on. If you exceed a speed of approx. 5 mph (8 km/h), the system switches to the preselected wiper setting.

The rain sensor remains switched off if the wiper stalk is already in position 1 when the ignition is switched on.

To switch the rain sensor on again:

  • Move wiper stalk to position 0 and then to position 1.
    Switch-on is confirmed by one wipe of the windshield. or
    Operate windshield washer system 5.
    Switch-on is confirmed by three wipes of the windshield. or
    Change the sensitivity of the rain sensor using switch A.

In the multi-purpose display on the instrument panel, you can configure the rain sensor to activate automatically when the ignition is switched on and the wiper stalk is set to position 1.

For information on adjusting rain sensor activation when the ignition is switched on:

  • Please see the chapter "SETTING RAIN SENSOR ACTIVATION" on page 133.

Adjusting the rain sensor sensitivity

  • Move switch A upwards – high sensitivity. The setting is confirmed by one wipe of the windshield.
  • Move switch A downwards – low sensitivity.
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