Using windscreen and headlamp washers

Windscreen and headlamp washers are designed to clean the windscreen and headlamps. Windscreen and headlamp washers are started using the right-hand stalk switch.

Starting windscreen and headlamp washers

P5-1617- S90 V90 Windshield washing
Washing function, right-hand stalk switch.
Move the right-hand stalk switch toward the steering wheel to start the windscreen and headlamp washers.
The windscreen wipers will make several more sweeps once the stalk switch has been released.


Avoid activating the washer system when it is frozen or the washer reservoir is empty, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the pump.

Headlamp washing*

When activating windscreen washing, the headlamps are also cleaned automatically according to a defined interval, when the headlamps are switched on.

Reduced washing

If only approx. 1 litre (1 qt) of washer fluid remains in the reservoir and the message, Washer fluid Refill washer fluid, level low, together with the P5-1507-Washer fluid-symbol symbol, is shown in the driver display, then the supply of washer fluid to the headlamps is switched off. This is to prioritise cleaning the windscreen and the visibility through it. The headlamps are only washed if main or dipped beam is switched on.

  1. * Option/accessory.