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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Rain sensor

Fig. 83 Windscreen wiper lever: setting the rain sensor Ⓐ

Fig. 84 Sensitive surface of the rain sensor

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

When the rain sensor is activated, it automatically controls the frequency of the wiper intervals, depending on the amount of rain  . The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be adjusted manually. Manual wipe   .

Push the lever to the desired position  :

  1. Deactivates the rain sensor.
  2. Rain sensor is active – automatic wipe when necessary.
  3. Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain sensor:

    • Switch to the right – high sensitivity.
    • Switch to the left – low sensitivity.

The rain sensor will remain active after the ignition is switched off and back on again and will function again if the windscreen wiper lever is in position ① and if the vehicle is travelling at speeds higher than approximately 16 km/h (10 mph).

Changes to the functioning of the rain sensor

Possible causes for faults and misinterpretations concerning the sensitive surface   for the rain sensor could be:

WARNING

The rain sensor will not always detect every rain shower and activate the windscreen wipers.

At regular intervals, clean the sensitive surface of the rain sensor and check the windscreen wiper blades for damage   (arrow).

We recommend you use an alcohol-based glass cleaner to remove wax and polish.

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