Kia Rio: Wipers & Washers - Features of your vehicle - Kia Rio UB 2012-2019 Owners ManualKia Rio: Wipers & Washers

A : Wiper speed control (front)


A : Wiper speed control (front)

B : Intermittent control wipe time adjustment

C :Wash with brief wipes (front)

D : Rear wiper/washer control

E :Wash with brief wipes (rear)

Windshield wipers

Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON.

MIST : For a single wiping cycle, move the lever upward and release it. The wipers will operate continuously if the lever is held in this position.

OFF : Wiper is not in operation

INT : Wiper operates intermittently at the same wiping intervals. Use this mode in a light rain or mist.

To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control knob.

LO : Normal wiper speed

HI : Fast wiper speed

If there is heavy accumulation of snow or ice on the windshield, defrost the windshield for about 10 minutes, or until the snow and/or ice is removed before using the windshield wipers to ensure proper operation.

AUTO (Automatic) control (if equipped)


AUTO (Automatic) control (if equipped)

The rain sensor located on the upper end of the windshield glass senses the amount of rainfall and controls the wiping cycle for the proper interval.

The more it rains, the faster the wiper operates. When the rain stops, the wiper stops.

To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control knob (1).

If the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode when the ignition switch is ON, the wiper will operate once to perform a self-check of the system. Set the wiper to off position when the wiper is not in use.

Always remove all snow and ice and defrost the windshield properly prior to operating the windshield wipers.

✽ NOTICE - Sensor cover

Do not remove the sensor cover located on the upper end of the passenger side windshield glass as this may damage the sensor system.

✽ NOTICE - Winter driving

Always set the auto wiper switch to the off position in the winter to avoid auto activation during icy conditions which may damage the windshield  wipers.

CAUTION - Wiper position

When washing the vehicle, set the wiper switch in the off position to stop the auto wiper operation. The wiper may operate and be damaged if the switch is set in the AUTO mode while washing the vehicle.

Windshield washers

In the OFF position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles.

Use this function when the windshield is dirty.

The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever. If the washer does not work, check the washer fluid level.

If the fluid level is not sufficient, you will need to add appropriate nonabrasive windshield washer fluid to the washer reservoir.

The reservoir filler neck is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side.

CAUTION - Washer pump

To prevent possible damage to the washer pump, do not operate the washer when the fluid reservoir is empty.

WARNING - Obscured visibility

Do not use the washer in freezing temperatures without first warming the windshield with the defrosters; the washer solution could freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision.

CAUTION - Wipers & windshields

Rear window wiper and washer switch (5 door)


Rear window wiper and washer switch (5 door)

The rear window wiper and washer switch is located at the end of the wiper and washer switch lever. Turn the switch to the desired position to operate the rear wiper and washer.

ON - Normal wiper operation

INT - Intermittent wiper operation (if equipped)

OFF - Wiper is not in operation

Push the lever away from you to spray rear washer fluid and to run the rear wipers


Push the lever away from you to spray rear washer fluid and to run the rear wipers 1~3 cycles. The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever.

Lighting control
The light switch has a Headlight and a Parking light position. To operate the lights, turn the knob at the end of the control lever to one of the following positions: (1) OFF position (2) Parking ...

Interior light
Do not use the interior lights for extended periods when the engine is not running. It may cause battery discharge. WARNING - Interior light Do not use the interior lights when driving in the dark. ...

See also:

Component Location
1. Sunroof 2. Sunroof switch 3. Sunroof motor & controller ...

Installation
1. Installation is the reverse of removal. 2. After installation, bleed the brake system. (Refer to Brake system bleeding) ...

Ignition Coil: Inspection
1. Measure the primary coil resistance between terminals (+) and (-). Standard value: 0.75Ω ± 15% ...

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