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Q: What are the functions on the windshield wiper stalk?

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What are the functions on the windshield wiper stalk?

A: Your windshield wiper stalk (or arm, if you...

Your windshield wiper stalk (or arm, if you prefer) gives you a lot of different functions. These include:

  • Mist: Choose this setting for misty precipitation.

  • Off: Turns the wipers off.

  • INT: This turns your wipers to intermittent mode, when it’s doing more than misting, but not quite raining hard enough for low.

  • LO: Low speed for your wipers.

  • HI: High speed for your wipers.

  • Windshield Washer: Sprays windshield washer fluid from the nozzles and activates the wipers briefly to wipe away the fluid.

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