Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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

asked by on

What are the functions on the windshield wiper stalk?

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.

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: Clutch or air conditioning work.

Hello. It is rare that a clutch is ever replaced on today's vehicles. On your Honda, the clutch it not a replaceable part. You should always replace the compressor as a unit to prevent further issues. Keep in mins that...

Q: What does the parking brake release Warning Light mean?

The parking brake release Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when the car is traveling more than 4 MPH and the parking brake is engaged. When you see this light, either stop the car or...

Q: No issue prior. Left light on all night. Battery died so I jumped the car for 5 mins. Now I have to use digital cables to start engine every time.

Hello, thanks for writing in. When you ran the battery all the way down you may have damaged the battery internally causing it to not be able to hold or take a charge and voltage is below 9.6 volts under...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...