Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: Windshield wipers and washer

Operating the wiper lever

The wiper operation is selected by moving the lever as follows. When intermittent windshield wiper operation is selected, the wiper interval can be also adjusted.

  1. *1 or *2
    Intermittent windshield wiper operation
    The intermittent windshield wiper operates more frequently as vehicle speed becomes higher.

  2. *1 or *2
    Low speed windshield wiper operation

  3. *1 or *2
    High speed windshield wiper operation

  4. *1 or *2
    Temporary operation

Operating the lights and wipers

*1: For U.S.A.
*2: For Canada

Wiper intervals can be adjusted when intermittent operation is selected.

  1. Increases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency
  2. Decreases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency

Operating the lights and wipers

  1. Washer/wiper dual operation
    Wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the washer squirts.

    (After operating several times, the wipers operate once more time after a short delay to prevent dripping.

    However, the dripping prevention does not operate while the vehicle is moving.)

Operating the lights and wipers

■The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode.

■If no windshield washer fluid sprays Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

■When stopping the engine in an emergency while driving If the windshield wipers are operating when the engine is stopped, the windshield wipers will operate in high speed operation. After the vehicle is stopped, operation will return to normal when the engine switch is turned to IGNITION ON mode, or operation will stop when the driver's door is opened.

WARNING

■Caution regarding the use of washer fluid When it is cold, do not use the washer fluid until the windshield becomes warm. The fluid may freeze on the windshield and cause low visibility. This may lead to an accident, resulting in death or serious injury.

 

NOTICE

■When the windshield is dry Do not use the wipers, as they may damage the windshield.

■When the washer fluid tank is empty Damage to the washer fluid pump may be caused if the lever is pulled toward you and held continually.

■When a nozzle becomes blocked In this case, contact your Toyota dealer.

Do not try to clear it with a pin or other object. The nozzle will be damaged.

Changing the windshield wiper rest position/Lifting the windshield wipers

When the windshield wipers are not being used, they retract to below the hood. To enable the windshield wipers to be lifted when parking in cold conditions or when replacing a windshield wiper insert, change the rest position of the windshield wipers to the service position using the wiper lever.

■ Raising the wipers to the service position Within approximately 45 seconds of turning the engine switch off, move the wiper lever to the *1 or *2 position and hold it for approximately 2 seconds or more.

The wipers will move to the service position.

Operating the lights and wipers

*1: For U.S.A.
*2: For Canada

■ Lifting the windshield wipers While holding the hook portion of the wiper arm, lift the windshield wiper from the windshield.

Operating the lights and wipers

■Lowering the windshield wipers to the retracted position With the windshield wipers placed on the windshield, turn the engine switch to IGNITION ON mode and then move the wiper lever to an operating position.

When the wiper switch is turned off, the windshield wipers will stop at the retracted position.

NOTICE

■When lifting the windshield wipers

  • Do not lift the windshield wipers when they are in the retracted position below the hood. Otherwise, they may contact the hood, possibly resulting in damage to a windshield wiper and/or the hood.
  • Do not operate the wiper lever when the windshield wipers are lifted. Otherwise, the windshield wipers may contact the hood, possibly resulting in damage to the windshield wipers and/or hood.
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