Windshield wiper and washer switch

WARNING

In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield.

CAUTION

Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds.
Do not operate the washer if the reservoir tank is empty.
Do not fill the window washer reservoir tank with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the window washer reservoir tank.
  Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the window washer reservoir tank. Do not use the window washer reservoir tank to mix the washer fluid concentrate and water.

Type A

Type A

Type B

Type B

Type C

Type C

The windshield wiper and washer operates when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

Push the lever down to operate the wiper at the following speed:

1 INT (Type A or Type C) — intermittent operation can be adjusted by turning the knob towardA (Slower) orB (Faster).
1 AUTO (Type B) — For models with the rainsensing auto wiper system, see “Rain-sensing auto wiper system” later in this section.
2 LO — continuous low speed operation
3 HI — continuous high speed operation

Push the lever up4 (MIST) to have one sweep operation of the wiper.

Pull the lever toward you 5 to operate the washer. Then the wiper will also operate several times.

RAIN-SENSING AUTO WIPER SYSTEM

RAIN-SENSING AUTO WIPER SYSTEM (if so equipped)

The rain-sensing auto wiper system can automatically turn on the wipers and adjust the wiper speed depending on the rainfall and the vehicle speed by using the rain sensor located on the upper part of the windshield.

To set the rain-sensing auto wiper system, push the lever down to the AUTO position 1 . The wiper will sweep once while the ignition switch is in the ON position.

The rain sensor sensitivity level can be adjusted by turning the knob toward the front 2 (High) or toward the rear3 (Low).

High — High sensitive operation
  Low — Low sensitive operation

To turn the rain-sensing auto wiper system off, push up the lever to the OFF position, or pull down the lever to the LO or HI position.

CAUTION

Do not touch the rain sensor and around it when the wiper switch is in the AUTO position and the ignition switch is in the ON position. The wipers may operate unexpectedly and cause to an injury or a wiper damage.

The rain-sensing auto wipers are intended for use during rain. If the switch is left in the AUTO position, the wipers may operate unexpectedly when dirt, fingerprints, oil film or insects are stuck on or around the sensor. The wipers may also operate when exhaust gas or moisture affect the rain sensor.
When the windshield glass is coated with water repellent, the speed of the rain-sensing auto wipers may be higher even though the amount of the rainfall is small.
Be sure to turn off the rain-sensing auto wiper system when you use a car wash.
The rain-sensing auto wipers may not operate if rain does not hit the rain sensor even if it is raining.
Using genuine wiper blades is recommended for proper operation of the rain-sensing auto wiper system. (See “Windshield wiper blades” in the “8.

Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section for wiper blade replacement.)

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