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Windshield wiper/washer Windshield wiper/washer

Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped) A : Wiper speed control · MIST/ – Single wipe · OFF – Off · INT – Intermittent Rear window wiper/washer (if equipped)

A : Wiper speed control · MIST/ – Single wipe · OFF – Off · INT – Intermittent wipe (if equipped) · LO – Low wiper speed · HI – High wiper speed B : Intermittent wipe time adjustment (if equipped) C :Wash with brief wipes D : Rear wiper/washer control · – Spraying washer fluid · ON – Continuous wipe · INT – Intermittent wipe (if equipped) · OFF – Off · – Wash with brief wipes

Windshield wipers Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON.

Windshield wipers Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON. : For a single wiping cycle, push the lever forward and release it with the lever in the OFF position. The wipers will operate continuously 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 (➀). (if equipped) LO : Normal wiper speed HI : Fast wiper speed

NOTICE Before using the windshield wipers when there is a heavy accumulation of snow or ice on the windshield, defrost the windshield for about 10 minutes, or until the snow or ice is removed. This will help ensure proper windshield wiper operation.

Windshield washers In the OFF position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray

Windshield washers In the OFF position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 2-3 cycles. Use this function when the windshield is dirty. The spray and wiper operation will continue 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 appropriate non-abrasive windshield washer fluid to the washer reservoir. The reservoir filler neck is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side.

NOTICE To prevent possible damage to the washer pump, do not operate the washer when the fluid reservoir is empty.

WARNING - Windshield washer 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.

CAUTION • To prevent possible damage to the wipers or windshield, do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry. • 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 wiper arms and other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually.

Rear window wiper and washer switch (if equipped) The rear window wiper and washer

Rear 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. If the rear hatch window is open ( ), the rear wiper will not operate. Check the rear hatch window warning light in the instrument cluster, and make sure the rear hatch window is closed completely. - Spraying washer fluid and wiping OFF - Wiper is not in operation INT - Intermittent wiper operation (if equipped) ON - Normal wiper opertion - Spraying washer fluid and wiping

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    Defroster
    The defroster heats the window to remove frost, fog and thin ice from the interior and exterior of the rear window, while engine is running. NOTICE • To prevent damage to the conductors bonde ...

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