Manual: 2013/2014 911

Page: 84

Windshield Wiper/Washer Stalk

Cleaning Windshield

In rain sensor operation, the windshield wipers wipe automatically if moisture is detected on the windshield.

  • Always switch off windshield wipers before cleaning the windshield to avoid unintentional operation (rain sensor operation).


Risk of damage to the luggage compartment lid, windshield, rear window and wiper system.

  • Only wipe the windshield when sufficiently wet, otherwise it could become scratched.
  • Loosen frozen wiper blades before starting to drive.
  • Do not operate a frozen headlight washer system.
  • Always switch off windshield wipers in car washes to prevent them wiping unintentionally (rain sensor operation).
  • Do not operate headlight washer system in car washes.
  • Always switch off windshield wipers before cleaning the windshield to avoid unintentional operation (rain sensor operation).
  • Always hold the wiper arm securely when replacing the wiper blade.
  • Always switch off windshield wipers before opening the luggage compartment lid (wiper switch in position 0).
  • When replacing wiper blades, observe different lengths of the wiper blades.


Windshield wiper and headlight washer system

0 – Windshield wipers off
When the windshield wipers are switched off, the wipers move up slightly from their rest position so that the wiping edges are aligned correctly.

1 – Rain sensor operation
Windshield wipers

  • Press the wiper stalk upwards to the first click.

2 –Windshield wipers – slow

  • Press the wiper stalk upwards to the second click.

3 – Windshield wipers – fast

  • Press the wiper stalk upwards to the third click.

4 – One-touch operation
Windshield wipers

  • Press the wiper stalk downwards.
    The windshield wipers carry out one wiping cycle.

5 – Windshield wiper and washer system

  • Pull wiper stalk towards the steering wheel.
    The system wipes as long as 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.

Information

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

For information on car care:

  • Please see the chapter "CAR CARE INSTRUCTIONS" on page 210.

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


Fitting ice or sun shields and wiper blade replacement

  • After switching off the ignition, press the wiper stalk once downwards 4.
    The wipers move upwards to an angle of approx. 45°.