Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you operate the rear wiper?

asked by on

How do you operate the rear wiper?

A: Your vehicle is equipped with the standard ...

Your vehicle is equipped with the standard two windshield wipers on the front, but it also has one on the rear. This is used for clearing water from the back glass so you can see clearly out the window (if you’re backing up, or if you’re checking behind you on the highway while driving). This wiper is operated independently of the ones on your windshield. Here’s how to use it:

  • Turn the knob on the end of the wiper control lever one notch for intermittent wiping.

  • Turn the knob twice to turn the wiper on.

  • Turn the wiper three times for dual operation wiping and washing.

  • Turn it four times for increased dual operation.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine oil cap popped out without a reason

Oil fill caps have very tight seals. They have to seal tightly because all of the crankcase vapors within the engine have to be confined and recycled through the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system. Consequently, the only way the oil...

Q: How do I turn the windshield wipers on and off?

If you drive in the rain, you’ll need to know how to operate your windshield wipers. In heavy downpours, you’ll switch to high-speed wipers to make it easier to see where you’re going. The windshield wipers are controlled by a...

Q: When Should I Fill My Washer Fluid?

The best time to fill your washer fluid is on a regular basis, perhaps once every oil change or service. You should also inspect it when you check your tire pressure or when you stop to fill up. Generally, a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...