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Windshield Wiper/Washer Stalk

Cleaning Windshield

The windshield wipers can start wiping unintentionally when switched on.

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


Risk of damage to the engine compartment lid, windshield 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 engine compartment lid (wiper switch in position 0).


Front 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
Front windshield wipers
Move wiper stalk upwards to the first click.

2 – Front windshield wipers – slow
Move wiper stalk upwards to the second click.

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.

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.

Information

  • 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 239.

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.


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