Date of printing:

08/12/2022

Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Lights and windscreen wipers | Windscreen wipers]

Owner's Manual version: 06-13

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.

Windscreen wipers

Switching the windscreen wipers on/off

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Do not operate the windscreen wipers when the windscreen is dry, as this could damage the wiper blades. Moreover, dust that has collected on the windscreen can scratch the glass if wiping takes place when the windscreen is dry.

If it is necessary to switch on the windscreen wipers in dry weather conditions, always operate them using washer fluid.

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If the windscreen wipers leave smears on the windscreen after the vehicle has been washed in an automatic car wash, this may be due to wax or other residue. Clean the windscreen with washer fluid after an automatic car wash.

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Vehicles with rain/light sensor:

In dry weather conditions, switch the windscreen wipers off. Otherwise, dirt or optical effects may cause undesired windscreen wiper sweeps. This could then damage the windscreen wiper blades or scratch the windscreen.

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The windscreen will no longer be wiped properly if the wiper blades are worn. This may prevent you from observing the traffic conditions. Replace the wiper blades twice a year, ideally in spring and autumn.

Turn the key to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

Turn the combination switch in the direction of arrow mbsymb6_inv_003b.png to the appropriate setting depending on the intensity of the rain.

Single wipe: push the combination switch briefly to the pressure point in the direction of arrow mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

To wipe with washer fluid: press the combination switch beyond the pressure point in the direction of arrow mbsymb6_inv_003a.png.

Use washer fluid to wipe the rear window even when it is raining. By doing so, you will prevent smears on the windscreen.

The detent positions of the combination switch correspond to the following wiper speeds:

0

Windscreen wipers off

I

Intermittent wipe

II

Normal wipe

III

Rapid wipe

If the windscreen wipers are switched on and you stop the vehicle, the windscreen wiper speed is reduced. If intermittent wipe is selected, the intervals become longer.

For example, if you have selected level II and stop the vehicle, wiping continues with intermittent wipe while the vehicle is stationary.

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Vehicles with a rain and light sensor: you can use level I as the universal setting. The rain and light sensor sets the appropriate wiping frequency automatically, according to the intensity of the rain. When you stop the vehicle, levels III and II are switched down to level I automatically.

The windscreen wipers will return to the original level when you drive faster than 8 km/h again.

Information on checking the washer fluid level can be found in the "Maintenance and care" more section.

Switching the rear window wiper on/off

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Turn the key to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

To switch intermittent wipe on/off: press the nfz_fr_inv_005a.png button.

The indicator lamp in the button is lit when intermittent wipe is switched on.

To wipe with washer fluid: press and hold the nfz_fr_inv_0059.png lower button.

When you release the button, the rear window wiper continues to wipe for about another 5 seconds.

Use washer fluid to wipe the rear window even when it is raining. This prevents the rear window from smearing.

If the vehicle is stationary and you open the tailgate or rear door, the rear window wiper will stop automatically. The rear window wiper will only resume wiping again when the tailgate/rear door is closed or the vehicle pulls away.

Replacing the wiper blades

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WARNING

If the windscreen wipers begin to move while you are changing the wiper blades, you can be trapped by the wiper arm. There is a risk of injury.

Always switch off the windscreen wipers and ignition before changing the wiper blades.

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Never open the bonnet if a windscreen wiper arm has been folded away from the windscreen.

Never fold a windscreen wiper arm without a wiper blade back onto the windscreen/rear window.

Hold the windscreen wiper arm firmly when you change the wiper blade. If you release the windscreen wiper arm without a wiper blade and it falls onto the windscreen, the windscreen may be damaged by the force of the impact.

Mercedes-Benz recommends that you have the wiper blades changed at a qualified specialist workshop.

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Only touch the wiper blade on the wiper arm. Otherwise, you could damage the wiper blade.

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Wiper blades are wear parts. Change the wiper blades every six months, ideally in the spring and autumn. Otherwise, the windscreen and rear window will not be wiped properly. This may prevent you from observing the traffic conditions, thereby causing an accident.

Fold wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png away from the windscreen/rear window.

Press both retaining clips mbsymb6_inv_003b.png together in the direction of the arrow and swing wiper blade mbsymb6_inv_003a.png away from wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Pull wiper blade mbsymb6_inv_003a.png up and out of the retainer on wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Slide new wiper blade mbsymb6_inv_003a.png into the retainer on wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png.

Press new wiper blade mbsymb6_inv_003a.png onto wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png until you hear retaining clips mbsymb6_inv_003b.png engage.

Fold wiper arm mbsymb6_inv_003d.png back onto the windscreen/rear window again.

Problems with the windscreen wipers

Problem

Possible causes/consequences and > Solutions

The windscreen wiper jams.

Leaves or snow, for example, may be obstructing the windscreen wiper movement. The wiper motor has switched off.

Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

For safety reasons, you should remove the key from the ignition lock.

Remove the cause of the obstruction.

Switch on the windscreen wipers again.

The windscreen wiper does not move at all.

There is a malfunction in the windscreen wiper drive.

Select another wiper speed on the combination switch.

Have the windscreen wipers checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Notes

Date of printing:

08/12/2022

Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Lights and windscreen wipers | Windscreen wipers]

Owner's Manual version: 06-13

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.