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2019 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.  
Wiper switch (OFF, INT*2/AUTO*3, LO,  
HI)  
In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the  
windscreen.  
Operating the wipers in this condition may damage  
the wipers. Use the demister to warm the  
windscreen, then turn the wipers on.  
Change the wiper switch setting according to  
the amount of rain.  
Adjusting wiper operation  
Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper  
operation.  
Intermittent Time  
Adjustment Ring*  
NOTICE  
Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.  
The pump may get damaged.  
MIST  
Lower speed, fewer sweeps  
OFF  
INT*2/AUTO*3  
LO: Low speed wipe  
HI: High speed wipe  
Models with intermittent time adjustment ring  
If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are  
operating intermittently, the length of the wipe  
interval shortens.  
Higher speed, more sweeps  
Washer  
When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s  
shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become  
the same.  
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.  
If the wiper stops operating due to an obstacle such  
as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe  
place. Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the  
ignition switch to ACCESSORY (q or LOCK (0*1,  
then remove the obstacle.  
*1: Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an  
ignition switch.  
*2: Models with manual intermittent operation  
*3: Models with automatic intermittent operation  
* Not available on all models  
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1Wipers and Washers  
Automatic Intermittent Wipers*  
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.  
When you push the lever down to AUTO, the  
windscreen wipers sweep once, and go into  
the automatic mode.  
1Automatic Intermittent Wipers*  
The wipers operate intermittently, at low  
speed, or at high speed and stops in  
accordance with the amount of rainfall the  
rainfall sensor detects.  
The rainfall sensor is in the location shown below.  
Rainfall Sensor  
Adjustment Ring  
AUTO sensitivity adjustment  
When the wiper function is set to AUTO, you  
can adjust the sensitivity of the rain fall sensor  
(using the adjustment ring) so that wipers will  
operate in accordance with your preference.  
Sensor sensitivity  
NOTICE  
Low Sensitivity  
AUTO should always be turned OFF before the  
following situation in order to prevent severe damage  
to the wiper system:  
Cleaning the windscreen  
Driving through a car wash  
No rain present  
High Sensitivity  
* Not available on all models  
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Rear Wiper/Washer  
The rear wiper and washer can be used when  
the ignition switch is in ON (w*1.  
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  
Rear Wiper Operation  
INT* (Intermittent)  
Intermittent  
AUTO* (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.  
* Not available on all models  
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1Headlight Washers*  
Headlight Washers*  
The headlight washers use the same fluid reservoir as  
the windscreen washers.  
Turn the headlights on and press the  
headlight washer button to operate.  
The headlight washers also operate when you  
turn the windscreen washers for the first time  
after the ignition switch is in 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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