There are five different modes of operation for the front windshield wipers. The windshield wiper lever can be raised or lowered to access these modes:
Windshield Wiper Operation
Windshield Wiper Off
This is the normal position of the wiper lever.
Intermittent Wiper Operation
Push the lever downward to the first detent. The wipers will operate intermittently.
NOTE: The Intermittent function only has one detent but wiper delay will vary with changes in vehicle speed.
As vehicle speed increases the delay time will decrease.
Push the lever downward to the second detent. The wipers will operate at low speed.
Push the lever downward to the third detent. The wipers will operate at high speed.
Manual High Speed/Mist
Push the lever upward from the off position. The wipers will operate at high speed to clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. This operation will continue until the lever is released. When the lever is released, the wipers will return to the off position and automatically shut off.
Front Windshield Washer Operation
Pull the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the steering wheel to activate the washers. The wipers will activate automatically for three cycles after the lever is released.
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving through an automatic car wash.
Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper control is left in any position
other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the off position. If the windshield wiper control is turned off and the blades cannot return to the off position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
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