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The windscreen wiper blades can be changed with the wipers in the service position.
Service position
In icy conditions, check that the wiper blades are not frozen to the windscreen.
Switch the ignition on and then off again and move the windscreen wiper lever to position -4- Fig. 2 within 10¬†seconds.
Taking off the wiper blade
Lift the wiper arm away from the glass.
Press the release button -1- on the wiper blade Fig. 1. Keep hold of the wiper blade while doing so.
Take off the wiper blade in the direction of the arrow.
Fitting the wiper blade
Fit the new wiper blade into the mounting on the wiper arm -2-. You should hear it engage in the wiper arm.
Fold the wiper arm back down onto the glass.
To move the windscreen wipers back to their original position, switch on the ignition and operate the windscreen wiper lever.
  • If the wipers leave smearing on the glass, the wiper blades should be cleaned using a window cleaner solution. If the wiper blades are very dirty (insects etc.), they should be cleaned using a soft sponge or cloth.
  • For safety, the wiper blades should be changed once or twice a year.
  • The wipers must be in the service position before lifting them off the windscreen! Otherwise the wiper motor or the paintwork on the bonnet may be damaged.
  • Never move the vehicle with the front wiper arms in a raised position as they are automatically moved back to their normal park position when the car starts moving. The paintwork on the bonnet may be damaged as a result.
You can also use the service position, for example, if you want to fix a cover over the windscreen in the winter to keep it clear of ice.

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