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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Rain sensor

Fig. 89 Windscreen wiper lever: setting the rain sensor ①

Fig. 90 Sensitive surface of the rain sensor

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

When the rain sensor is activated, it automatically controls the frequency of the wiper intervals, depending on the amount of rain  . The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be adjusted manually. Manual wipe   .

The automatic wipe function can be activated and deactivated using the button and the and Mirror and wipers function buttons in the infotainment system   .

If the rain sensor deactivated, intervals will be set in levels.

Push the lever to the desired position  :

  1. Deactivates the rain sensor.
  2. Rain sensor is active – automatic wipe when necessary.
  3. Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain sensor:

    • Switch to the right – high sensitivity.
    • Switch to the left – low sensitivity.

The rain sensor will remain active after the ignition is switched off and back on again and will function again if the windscreen wiper lever is in position Ⓑ and if the vehicle is travelling at speeds higher than 4 km/h (2 mph).

Changes to the functioning of the rain sensor

Possible causes for faults and misinterpretations concerning the sensitive surface   of the rain sensor include:

WARNING

The rain sensor will not always detect every rain shower and activate the windscreen wipers.

Clean the sensitive surface of the rain sensor   (arrow) at regular intervals and check the wiper blades for damage.

We recommend that you use an alcohol-based glass cleaner to remove wax and polish.

Service position for the front windscreen wipers
Fig. 88 Wiper blades in service position First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The windscreen wiper arms can be lifted off the windscreen when in the service ...

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Fig. 91 In the engine compartment: cap of washer fluid reservoir First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The windscreen washer fluid level should be checked reg ...

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