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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Windscreen wiper lever

Fig. 86 Operating the front windscreen wiper

Fig. 87 Operating the rear window wiper

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings
Move the lever into the required position  :
Switches off the windscreen wiper.
Interval wipe for the windscreen.
Slow wipe.
Fast wipe.
x Flick wipe – wipes briefly. Push and hold the lever down for longer to wipe more quickly.
Pulling the lever activates the wash and wipe system for cleaning the windscreen.
Interval wipe for the rear window. The windscreen wiper will wipe the window approximately every 6 seconds.
Pushing the lever activates the wash and wipe system for cleaning the rear window.
Set the interval lengths with the switch (vehicles without rain sensor) or adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor.

NOTICE

If the ignition is switched off while the windscreen wiper is still switched on, the windscreen wiper will continue to wipe on the same setting when the ignition is switched on again. Frost, snow and other obstructions on the windscreen can cause damage to the windscreen wipers and wiper motor.

NOTICE

Do not switch on the windscreen wipers when the window is dry. Using the wipers when the windscreen is dry can damage the windscreen.

The windscreen wipers will only function when the ignition is switched on and the bonnet and tailgate are closed.

The interval wipe for the windscreen depends on the speed of the vehicle. The wipers will wipe more frequently as the vehicle moves faster.

The rear window wiper is switched on automatically if the front windscreen wipers are switched on and reverse gear is engaged.

The automatic switch-on function when in reverse gear can be activated and deactivated using the button and the and Mirror and wipers function buttons in the infotainment system   .
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