Wiper blades and washer fluid

Putting the wiper blades in service position

Updated 11/10/2020

Putting the wiper blades in service position

The windshield wiper blades must be in the service (vertical) position for certain operations, e.g. replacing the blades.

P5-1507-Service position wiper blades

Windshield wipers in the service position.

The windshield wipers must be in the service position when replacing, washing or lifting the blades (e.g. to scrape ice or snow from the windshield).

Important

Before placing the wipers in service position, ensure that they have not frozen to the windshield.

Activating/deactivating service position

The service position can be activated/deactivated when the vehicle is stationary and the windshield wipers are switched off. Activating/deactivating the service position in the center display:

Tap in the center display.

Then tap Controls and activate/deactivate service position for the wiper blades.

The wiper blades will also move out of the service position if:

  • The windshield wipers are turned on.
  • The windshield washers are turned on.
  • The rain sensor is activated.
  • The vehicle begins moving.

Important

If the wiper arms in service position are raised from the windshield, they must be folded back against the windscreen before activating wiping, washing or rain sensor as well as before departure. This is to prevent scratching the paint on the hood.


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