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Q: How Do Headlight Wipers Function?

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How do headlight wipers function?

Headlight wipers are small wiper arms and blades that clean the headlight assemblies on select vehicles equipped with such a system. The headlight wipers turn on when the windshield wipers are turned on, and if they are equipped with headlight sprayers also, they are operated along with the windshield washer sprayers.

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