Seat Leon >> Front windscreen wipers

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

Fig. 81 Windscreen wiper

Fig. 81 Windscreen wiper and windscreen wash lever

The windscreen wiper lever  fig. 81 has the following positions:

Switching off the wipers
– Move the lever to position 0.

Intermittent wipe
– Move the lever up to position 1.
– Move the control A to the left or right to set the length of the intervals. Control to the left - longer wipe pause, control to the right - shorter wipe pauses. Four wiper interval stages can be set using switch A.

Slow wipe
– Move the lever up to position 2.

Continuous wipe
– Move the lever up to position 3.

Brief wipe
– Move the lever down to position 4 to give the windscreen a brief wipe. The wiper will start to move faster if you keep the lever pressed down for longer than 2 seconds.

Wash and wipe automatic system – Pull the lever towards the steering wheel - Position . The wash
– Pull the lever towards the steering wheel - Position . The wash function will start immediately and the wipers will start with a slight delay. The wash and wiper systems will function at the same time at speeds of over 120 km/h.
– Return the lever back to the rest position. The wipers will keep running for approximately four seconds.

Optional heated windscreen in the wiper blade* area
In some countries and with some versions, there is the possibility of heating the windscreen in the area of the windscreen wiper blades in order to aid deicing in the zone.

This function is activated by turning the exterior heated rearview mirror* control forwards


• 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.

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.

• The windscreen wipers will only work when the ignition is switched on.
• In vehicles fitted with alarms and in certain versions, the windscreen wipers only operate when the ignition is on and the bonnet closed.
• When in use, the wipers do not go as far as the rest position. When the lever is moved to the 0 position, they move to the rest position.
• The next speed down will automatically be selected if speed 2  fig. 81 or 3 is selected when the vehicle stops. The set speed will be resumed when the vehicle starts again.
• The windscreen will be wiped again after approximately five seconds once the “automatic wipe/wash system” has been operated while the vehicle is in transit (automatic function). If the windscreen wiper function is activated within three seconds of the automatic function, a new cleaning cycle begins without performing the final wipe. To reactivate the “automatic” function the ignition must be turned off and on again.
• When the “intermittent wipe function” is on, the intervals are directly proportional to the speed. This way, the higher the vehicle speed the shorter the intervals.
• The wiper will try to wipe away any obstacles that are on the windscreen.

The wiper will stop moving if the obstacle blocks its path. Remove the obstacle and switch the wiper back on again.
• Before removing any objects that may be trapped in the side areas of the windscreen, always move the wiper arms to the service position (horizontal).

    Rain sensor*
    The rain sensor controls the frequency of the windscreen wiper intervals, depending on the amount of rain. Fig. 82 Rain sensor* Fig. 83 Windscreen wiper lever Switching on the rain sensor ...

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