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Seat Ibiza: Windscreen washers

Seat Ibiza Owners Manual

Front windscreen wipers 

The windscreen wiper lever controls the windscreen wipers and the automatic wash and wipe.


Fig. 66 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever

The windscreen wiper lever ⇒ fig. 66 has the following positions:

Switching off the wipers

– Move the lever to position .


Intermittent wipe

– Move the lever up to position
.

– Move the control to the left or
right to set the length of the intervals. Control to the left: long intervals; control to the right: short intervals. Four wiper interval stages can be set using switch . .Slow wipe


– Move the lever up to position
.

 Continuous wipe

– Move the lever up to position
.

Brief wipe

– Move the lever down to position  
to give the windscreen a brief wipe.

Wash and wipe automatic system 


– Pull the lever towards the steering wheel - Position   , the windscreen washer is activated.

– Release the lever. The wipers-washers will keep running for approximately four seconds.

The windscreen will be wiped again after approximately five seconds once the wipe/wash system has been operated.

WARNING

• Worn and dirty wiper blades obstruct visibility and reduce safety levels.

• In cold conditions, you should not use the wash / wipe system unless you have warmed the windscreen with the heating and ventilation system. The washer fluid could otherwise freeze on the windscreen and obscure your view of the road.

• Always note the corresponding warnings on.


Caution

In icy conditions, always check that the wiper blades are not frozen to the glass before using the wipers for the first time. If you switch on the wipers when the wiper blades are frozen to the windscreen, you could damage both the wiper blades and the wiper motor.


Note

• The windscreen wipers will only work when the ignition is switched on.

• The heat output of the heated jets* is controlled automatically when the ignition is switched on, depending upon the outside temperature.

Rain sensor

The rain sensor controls the frequency of the windscreen wiper intervals, depending on the amount of rain.


Fig. 67 Windscreen wiper lever

Switching on the rain sensor

– Move the windscreen wiper lever into position  ⇒ fig. 67.


– Move the control to the left or
right to set the sensitivity of the rain sensor. Control to the right: highly sensitive. Control to the left: less sensitive.

The rain sensor is part of the interval wipe function. You will have to switch the rain sensor back on if you switch off the ignition. This is done by switching the wiper intermittent function off and back on.


Note

• Do not put stickers on the windscreen in front of the sensor. This may cause sensor disruption or faults.

Rear window wiper 

The windscreen wiper lever operates the windscreen wiper and the wash and wipe system for the rear window.


Fig. 68 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever: rear window wiper

Switching on the interval wipe

– Press the lever forwards to position   ⇒ fig. 68. The wiper will wipe
the window approximately every 6 seconds.

Switching off the interval wipe function

– Pull the lever back from position   towards the steering wheel. The
wiper will continue to function for a short period if you switch off whilst the wipers are in motion.

Switching on the windscreen wiper and washer system

– Press the lever fully forwards to position   ⇒ fig. 68. The rear wiper and
washer operate at the same time. The windscreen wash system will function as long as you hold the lever in this position. – Release the lever. The washer system stops and the wipers continue until the end of the cycle. – Move the lever towards the steering wheel to switch off.

WARNING

• A worn or dirty wiper blade will obstruct visibility and reduce safety.

• Always note the corresponding warnings on.


Caution

In icy conditions, always check that the wiper blade is not frozen to the glass before using the wiper for the first time. If you switch on the wiper when the wiper blade is frozen to the glass, this could damage both the wiper blade and the wiper motor.


Note

• The rear window wiper will only work when the ignition is switched on.

• Depending on the version of the model, when you engage reverse gear and with the headlight wiper activated, the lamps are wiped.

Headlight washer system

The headlight washers clean the headlight lenses. The headlight washers are activated automatically when the windscreen washer is used and the windscreen wiper lever is pulled towards the steering wheel for at least 1.5 seconds – provided the dipped headlights or main beams are switched on. Clean off stubborn dirt (insects, etc.) from the headlights at regular intervals, for instance when filling the fuel tank.


Note

• To ensure that the headlight washers work properly in winter, keep the nozzle holders in the bumper free of snow and remove any ice with a de-icer spray.

• To remove water, the windscreen wipers will be activated from time to time, the headlight wipers will be activated every three cycles.

    Visibility

    Windscreen

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