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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Wipers and Washers

uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers  
Wipers and Washers  
1Wipers and Washers  
Windscreen Wipers/Washers  
NOTICE  
The windscreen wipers and washers can be  
used when the ignition switch is in ON (w*1  
MIST  
Do not use the wipers when the windscreen is dry.  
The windscreen will get scratched, or the rubber  
blades will get damaged.  
.
The wipers run at high speed until you release  
the lever.  
NOTICE  
Pull to  
use  
washer.  
In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the  
windscreen, becoming stuck.  
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage  
the wipers. Use the demister to warm the  
windscreen, then turn the wipers on.  
Wiper switch (OFF, INT*, LO, HI)  
Change the wiper switch setting according to  
the amount of rain.  
Intermittent Time  
Adjustment Ring  
AUTO*  
2 Automatic Intermittent Wipers* P. 198  
If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are  
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe  
interval shortens. When the vehicle starts moving, the  
wipers make a single sweep.  
MIST  
OFF  
Adjusting wiper operation  
INT*: Low speed with  
intermittent  
AUTO*: Automatic  
intermittent operation  
Turn the adjustment ring to adjust wiper  
operation.  
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s  
shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting  
become the same.  
Lower speed, fewer sweeps  
LO: Low speed wipe  
HI: High speed wipe  
Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.  
The pump may get damaged.  
Higher speed, more sweeps  
Washer  
The wiper motor may stop motor operation  
temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation  
will return to normal within a few minutes, once the  
circuit has returned to normal.  
Sprays while you pull the lever towards you.  
When you release the lever for more than one  
second, the spray stops, the wipers sweep two  
or three more times to clear the windscreen,  
then stop.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers  
1Automatic Intermittent Wipers*  
Automatic Intermittent Wipers*  
The rainfall sensor is in the location shown below.  
When you push the lever down to AUTO, the  
windscreen wipers sweep once, and go into  
the automatic mode.  
Rainfall Sensor  
The wipers operate intermittently, at low  
speed, or at high speed and stops in  
accordance with the amount of rainfall the  
rainfall sensor detects.  
AUTO sensitivity adjustment  
When in AUTO, you can also adjust the  
rainfall sensor sensitivity using the intermittent  
time adjustment ring.  
Do not put the wiper lever in AUTO when cleaning  
the windscreen or driving through a car wash. If the  
wiper lever is in AUTO, and the ignition switch is in  
ON (w*1, the rainfall sensor may respond to your  
hand or car wash liquids, and the wipers may operate  
automatically.  
Sensor sensitivity  
Low sensitivity:  
Lower speed, fewer sweeps  
*1: Models withthe keyless access systemhave an ENGINE  
START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
High sensitivity:  
Higher speed, more sweeps  
* Not available on all models  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers  
1Rear Wiper/Washer  
Rear Wiper/Washer  
If the wiper stops operating due to any obstacle such  
as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe  
place.  
The rear wiper and washer can be used when  
the ignition switch is in ON (w*1  
.
Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the ignition  
switch to ACCESSORY (q or LOCK (0*1, then  
remove the obstacle.  
Wiper switch (OFF, INT, ON)  
Change the wiper switch setting according to  
the amount of rain.  
Washer (  
)
Sprays while you rotate the switch to this  
position.  
Hold it to activate the wiper and to spray the  
washer. Once released, it stops operating  
after a few more sweeps.  
INT: Intermittent  
ON: Continuous wipe  
OFF  
Washer  
Operating in reverse  
When you shift the transmission to (R with the windscreen wipers activated, the  
rear wiper operates automatically as follows even if its switch is off.  
Front Wiper Position  
INT (Intermittent)  
Rear Wiper Operation  
Intermittent  
LO (Low speed wipe)  
HI (High speed wipe)  
Continuous  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
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uuOperating the Switches Around the Steering WheeluWipers and Washers  
1Headlight Washers*  
Headlight Washers*  
The headlight washers use the same fluid reservoir as  
the windscreen washers.  
Turn the headlights on and press the  
headlight washers button to operate.  
The headlight washers also operate when you  
turn the windscreen washers for the first time  
after the ignition switch is turned to ON (w*1  
.
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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