Washer/Wiper system 0 Wipers retracted
1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor
2 Normal wipe
3 Fast wipe
4 Brief wipe
5 Rotary dial for control of the wipe
interval or the sensitivity of the rain
sensorIntermittent operation(not on vehicles with rain sensor)
You can select any of four sweep inter-
vals with rotary dial 5.
In addition, the wipe interval varies
automatically depending on road
The rain sensor is positioned on the
windshield, directly ahead of the inte-
rior rearview mirror.
To activate the rain sensor:
>From the ignition key in position 1
or higher, move the lever to position
1. The wipers will make at least one
sweep across the windshield.
You can leave the lever in position 1 at
all times. With the ignition key in posi-
tion 1 or higher, all you then need to do
to activate the rain sensor is
>briefly turn the rotary dial 5, or
>clean the windshield 1, refer to
page 71.To adjust the sensitivity of the rain
Turn rotary dial 5.
To switch off the rain sensor:
Return lever to position 0.
Deactivate the rain sensor in auto-
matic car washes. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in
damage caused by undesired wiper
Normal wiper speedWhen the vehicle is stationary, the
wipers switch automatically to intermit-
tent wipe (not on vehicles with rain
sensor).Fast wiper speedWhen the vehicle is stationary, the
wipers operate at normal speed (not on
vehicles with rain sensor).
Washer/Wiper system0 Wipers retracted
1 Clean the windshieldCleaning the windshield
Do not use the washers if there is
any danger that the fluid will
freeze on the windshield, as your vision
could be obscured. Always use a wind-
shield washer antifreeze in cold
weather, refer to page 120.
Do not use the washers when the reser-
voir is empty. This could cause damage
to the washer pump.<
The system sprays washer fluid against
the windshield and activates the wipers
for a brief period.
When the vehicle's lighting system is
switched on, the headlamps will also be
cleaned every fifth time the automatic
windshield washer is activated.Windshield washer nozzlesThe windshield washer nozzles are
* when the ignition
key is in position 2.