Windshield wipers

Windshield wipers  - Driver Controls - Lincoln MKX Owners Manual - Lincoln MKX

Windshield wiper: Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed of the wipers.

Speed dependent wipers (if

Speed dependent wipers (if equipped): When the wiper control is set to any of the interval settings except the longest pause setting, the pause time between wiping will automatically adjust with the vehicle speed. The faster your vehicle is travelling the shorter the pause time between wipes will become.

Rain-sensing wipers (if equipped): The rain-sensing wipers, designated with AUTO on the control, will automatically activate when moisture is present on the windshield and the control is set to one of five auto/interval moisture sensitivity settings. Rotate the end of the control toward the windshield to increase the sensitivity. The speed of the rain-sensing wipers will vary based on the amount of moisture detected on the windshield and the auto/interval setting. There are no interval (intermittent wipe) settings on vehicles with rain-sensing wipers.

The wipers will continue to wipe as long as the presence of moisture is detected on the windshield. More or less wiping may occur depending on humidity, mist or light rain, or road spray.

This feature can be enabled/disabled through the message center. Refer to Message center in the Instrument Cluster chapter.

Keep the outside of the windshield clean, especially the area around the rear view mirror where the sensor is located or rain sensor performance may be affected.

Note: During winter driving conditions with ice, snow or a salty road mist, inconsistent or unexpected wiping or smearing may occur. In these conditions, you can lower the sensitivity to reduce the amount of smearing or override the feature by selecting low- or high-speed wiping or turning the wiper system off.

Note: The rain-sensing wiper feature must be turned off before entering a car wash.

Windshield washer: Press the end of the stalk:

• briefly: causes the wipers to swipe three times with washer fluid.
• a long press and hold: the wipers and washer fluid will be activated for up to ten seconds.

Mist wipe: Press the stalk down and release for a single swipe of the

Mist wipe: Press the stalk down and release for a single swipe of the wipers without washer fluid.

Note: Do not operate the washer when the washer reservoir is empty.

This may cause the washer pump to overheat. Check the washer fluid level frequently. Do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry.

This may scratch the glass, damage the wiper blades and cause the wiper motor to burn out. Before operating the wiper on a dry windshield, always use the windshield washer. In freezing weather, be sure the wiper blades are not frozen to the windshield before operating the wipers.

Courtesy wipe feature: One extra wipe will occur a few seconds after washing the front window to clear any excess washer fluid remaining on the windshield. This feature can be enabled/disabled through the message center. Refer to Message center in the Instrument Cluster chapter.

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