wipers KIA Carens 2007 2.G Owner's Manual
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Keys / 4-3
Remote keyless entry / 4-6
Theft-alarm system / 4-9
Door locks / 4-11
Tailgate / 4-15
Windows / 4-17
Hood / 4-20
Fuel filler lid / 4-22
Sunroof / 4-25
Steering wheel / 4-29
Mirrors / 4-31
Instrument cluster / 4-34
Rear parking assist system / 4-49
Hazard warning flasher / 4-51
Lighting / 4-52
Wipers and washers / 4-55
Interior light / 4-57
Defroster / 4-59
Manual climate control system / 4-61
Automatic climate control system / 4-70
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-77
Storage compartment / 4-80
Interior features / 4-83
Features of your vehicle
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Features of your vehicle
D200100AUN-EUWindshield wipers Operates as follows when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
MIST : For a single wiping cycle, pushthe lever upward and release it
with the lever in the OFF position.
The wipers will operate continu-
ously if the lever is pushed
upward and held.
OFF : Wiper is not in operation INT : Wiper operates intermittently at the
same wiping intervals. Use this
mode in a light rain or mist. To vary
the speed setting, turn the speed
control knob (1).
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
✽ ✽ NOTICEIf there is heavy accumulation of snow
or ice on the windshield, defrost the
windshield for about 10 minutes, or
until the snow and/or ice is removed
before using the windshield wipers to
ensure proper operation.
WIPERS AND WASHERS
Daytime running light
(if equipped)Daytime Running Lights (DRL) can
make it easier for others to see the front
of your vehicle during the day. DRL can
be helpful in many different driving con-
ditions, and it is especially helpful after
dawn and before sunset.
The DRL system will make the head-
lights turn OFF when:
1. The headlight switch is ON.
2. The parking brake is applied.
3. Engine stops.
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4D200200AUNWindshield washers In the OFF position, pull the lever gently
toward you to spray washer fluid on the
windshield and to run the wipers 1-3
Use this function when the windshield is
The spray and wiper operation will con-
tinue until you release the lever.
If the washer does not work, check the
washer fluid level. If the fluid level is not
sufficient, you will need to add appropri-
ate non-abrasive windshield washer fluid
to the washer reservoir.
The reservoir filler neck is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the
D200300AUN-EERear window wiper and washer
switch (if equipped)The rear window wiper and washer
switch is located at the end of the wiper
and washer switch lever. Turn the switch
to desired position to operate the rear
wiper and washer.
OFF - Wiper is not in operation
INT - Intermittent wiper operation
ON - Normal wiper operation - Spraying washer fluid and wiping
To prevent possible damage to thewasher pump, do not operate thewasher when the fluid reservoir is empty.
Do not use the washer in freezing
temperatures without first warming
the windshield with the defrosters;
the washer solution could freeze on
contact with the windshield and
obscure your vision.
To prevent possible damage to the wipers or windshield, do notoperate the wipers when thewindshield is dry.
To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasoline,kerosene, paint thinner, or othersolvents on or near them.
To prevent damage to the wiper arms and other components, donot attempt to move the wipersmanually.
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7WIPER BLADES G180100AUNBlade inspection✽
NOTICECommercial hot waxes applied by auto-
matic car washes have been known to
make the windshield difficult to clean.
Contamination of either the windshield or
the wiper blades with foreign matter can
reduce the effectiveness of the wind-
shield wipers. Common sources of con-
tamination are insects, tree sap, and hot
wax treatments used by some commer-
cial car washes. If the blades are not wip-
ing properly, clean both the window and
the blades with a good cleaner or mild
detergent, and rinse thoroughly with
G180200AUNBlade replacement When the wipers no longer clean ade-
quately, the blades may be worn or
cracked, and require replacement.
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.
To prevent damage to the wiperarms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manual-ly.
The use of a non-specified wiperblade could result in wiper malfunc- tion and failure.
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Tire specification and pressure label ··················\
Tires and wheels ··················\
Trailer towing ··················\
Vehicle break-in process ··················\
Vehicle certification label ··················\
Vehicle identification number (VIN) ··················\
Vehicle load limit ··················\
Vehicle weight ··················\
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Winter driving ··················\
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