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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Windshield wiper lever

Fig. 86 Operating the front windshield wiper.

Fig. 87 Operating the rear wiper.

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Move the lever to the desired position ⇒ :
Wiper switched off.
Intermittent wiping for the windshield.

Adjust the interval settings with switch ⇒ Fig. 86Ⓐ .
Slow wiper speed.
Fast wiper speed.
x One-tap wiping – brief wiping. Hold the lever pressed down longer to wipe faster.
Pull the lever toward the steering wheel to activate the windshield washers, then release.
Intermittent wiping for the rear window. The wiper wipes about every 6 seconds.
Press the lever forward as far as it will go to activate the rear window washers, then release.

Note

  • To help prevent damage to the wiper blades and the wiper motor when it is cold outside, always make sure that blades are not frozen to the windshield before operating the wipers. Using the service position can be helpful in cold weather so the wipers do not freeze to the windshield ⇒ Windshield wiper service position .
  • If the ignition is switched off while the wipers are running, the wipers will continue at the same wiping speed when the ignition is switched on again. Frost, ice, snow, leaves, and other objects on the windshield can damage the wipers and the wiper motor.
  • Remove snow and ice from the wipers before you begin driving.
  • If the wiper blades freeze to the windshield, loosen them carefully. Volkswagen recommends using a deicing spray.

Note

Never switch on the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry because the windshield can be scratched.

The windshield wipers work only if the ignition is switched on and the engine hood is closed. The windshield wipers turn off automatically when the engine hood is opened. The rear windshield wipers turn off automatically when the rear hatch is opened.

If the front wipers are on, the rear wiper is switched on automatically when backing up.

If the windshield wiper lever is in the rear window intermittent wiping position ⇒ Fig. 87⑥  when the ignition is switched off and back on or the engine is started, rear window wiper action does not resume until the windshield wipers are activated. This is to keep the wiper from working when the window is dry. By switching rear window intermittent wiping off and then back on, you can override this feature and activate the rear window wiper immediately.

The intermittent wiping for the front windshield depends on the driving speed. The higher the speed, the faster the wipers move.

Remove snow and ice from the wipers before you begin driving. If the wiper blades freeze to the windshield, loosen them carefully. Volkswagen recommends using a deicing spray.
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