Mazda 2: Windscreen Wipers and Washer

The ignition must be switched ON to use the wipers.

WARNING

Use only windscreen washer fl uid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fl uid is dangerous. If sprayed on the windscreen, it will dirty the windscreen, affect your visibility, and could result in an accident.

Only use windscreen washer fl uid mixed with anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions: Using windscreen washer fl uid without anti-freeze protection in freezing weather conditions is dangerous as it could freeze on the windscreen and block your vision which could cause an accident. In addition, make sure the windscreen is suffi ciently warmed using the defroster before spraying the washer fl uid.

NOTE

Because heavy ice and snow can jam the wiper blades, the wiper motor is protected from motor breakdown, overheating and possible fi re by a circuit breaker. This mechanism will automatically stop operation of the blades, but only for about 5 minutes.

If this happens, turn off the wiper switch and park off the right-of-way, and remove the snow and ice.

After 5 minutes, turn on the switch and the blades should operate normally. If they do not resume functioning, consult an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer as soon as possible. Drive to the side of the road and park off the right-of-way. Wait until the weather clears before trying to drive with the wipers inoperative.

Windscreen Wipers

Turn the wipers on by pressing the lever up or down.

With intermittent wiper

With intermittent wiper


With intermittent wiper


Variable-speed intermittent wipers

Set the lever to the intermittent position and choose the interval timing by rotating the ring.

Variable-speed intermittent wipers


With auto-wiper control

With auto-wiper control


With auto-wiper control


Auto-wiper control

When the wiper lever is in the position, the rain sensor senses the amount of rainfall on the windscreen and turns the wipers on or off automatically (off— intermittent—low speed—high speed).

The sensitivity of the rain sensor can be adjusted by turning the switch on the wiper lever.

From the centre position (normal), rotate the switch downward for higher sensitivity (faster response) or rotate it upward for less sensitivity (slower response).

Auto-wiper control


CAUTION

Do not shade the rain sensor by adhering a sticker or a label on the windscreen. Otherwise the rain sensor will not operate correctly.


When the wiper lever is in the
position and the ignition is switched ON, the wipers may move automatically in the following cases:

 Keep hands and scrapers clear of the windscreen when the wiper lever is in the position and the ignition
is switched ON as fi ngers could be pinched or the wipers and wiper blades damaged when the wipers activate automatically.

If you are going to clean the windscreen, be sure the wipers are turned off completely (when it is most likely that the engine is left running) this is particularly important when clearing ice and snow.

NOTE

NOTE

Windscreen Washer

Pull the lever toward you and hold it to spray washer fl uid.

Windscreen Washer


NOTE

With the wiper lever in the
or intermittent position/ position, the
wipers will operate continuously until the lever is released.

If the washer does not work, inspect the fl uid level (page 6-32 ). If the fl uid level is normal, consult an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer.

NOTE

(With headlight washers) When the headlights are on, the headlight washers operate automatically once every fi fth time the windscreen washer operates.

Refer to Headlight Washer on page 4-74 .

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