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Vehicle fitted with intermittent windscreen wipers

A park

B intermittent wiping

The wipers will pause for several seconds between sweeps. It is possible to change the time between sweeps by turning ring 2.

C normal wiping speed

D fast wiping speed

Special note

When driving the vehicle, the wiping speed slows down whenever the vehicle stops. For example, fast wiping speed will slow to normal wiping speed. As soon as the vehicle moves off, wiping will return to the speed originally selected.

If stalk 1 is operated, it overrides and cancels the automatic function.

Note: in the event of mechanical seizure, the system automatically cuts the power supply to the wipers.

Vehicle fitted with windscreen wiper rain sensor

A park

B automatic wiper function.

When this position is selected, the system detects water on the windscreen and triggers the wipers at a suitable wiping speed. It is possible to change the triggering threshold and the time sweeps by turning ring 2:

- E: minimum sensitivity

- F: maximum sensitivity

Note: in foggy weather or during snowfalls, wiping is not automatically triggered and remains under the driver’s control.

C normal wiping speed

D fast wiping speed

Windscreen washer

With the ignition on, pull stalk 1 then release.

A brief pull will trigger a single sweep of the wipers, in addition to the windscreen washer.

A longer pull will trigger three sweeps of the wipers followed, a few seconds later, by a fourth, in addition to the windscreen washer.

Efficiency of a wiper blade

Check the condition of the wiper blades. How long they last depends on you:

- it must remain clean: clean the blade and the screen regularly with soapy water;

- do not use it when the screen is dry;

- free it from the screen when it has not been used for a long time.

In any event, replace them as soon as they begin to lose efficiency: approximately every year (refer to the information on “Wiper blades: replacement” in section 5).

Precautions for using the wipers

- In freezing or snowy weather, clear the screen before starting the wipers (risk of motor overheating);

- ensure that no objects are obstructing the travel of the blade.

When working in the engine compartment, ensure that the windscreen wiper stalk is in position A (park).

Risk of injury.

Before any action involving the windscreen (washing the vehicle, de-icing, cleaning the windscreen, etc.) return stalk 1 to position A (park).

Risk of injury and/or damage.