Mitsubishi Lancer Owners Manual

Windscreen wipers
Instruments and controls / Wiper and washer switch / Windscreen wipers

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. ► To ensure a clear rearward view, the rear window wiper will automatically perform Note

► To ensure a clear rearward view, the rear window wiper will automatically perform several continuous operations if the gearshift lever or the selector lever is put in the “R” position while the windscreen wipers are operating.

Refer to “Rear window wiper and washer”.

Except for vehicles equipped with rain sensor

The windscreen wiper and washer can be operated with the ignition switch in the “ON” or “ACC” position.

If the blades are frozen to the windscreen, do not operate the wipers until the ice has melted and the blades are freed, otherwise the wiper motor may be damaged.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. MIST- Misting function

MIST- Misting function
The wipers will operate once.
OFF- Off
INT- Intermittent (Speed sensitive)
LO- Slow
HI- Fast

To adjust intermittent intervals

With the lever in the “INT” (speed-sensitive intermittent operation) position, the intermittent intervals can be adjusted by turning the knob (A).

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. 1- Fast

1- Fast
2- Slow

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. ► The speed-sensitive-operation function of the windscreen wipers can be deactivated. Note

► The speed-sensitive-operation function of the windscreen wipers can be deactivated.
For further information, we recommend you to consult a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.
On vehicles equipped with MITSUBISHI Multi-Communication System (MMCS), screen operations can be used to make the adjustment.
Refer to the separate owner’s manual for details.

Misting function

The misting function can be used when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “ACC” position.

The wipers will operate once if the wiper lever is raised to the “MIST” position and released. This operation is useful when it is drizzling, etc. The wipers will continue to operate while the lever is held in the “MIST” position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. Vehicles with rain sensor

Vehicles with rain sensor

The windscreen wipers can be operated with the ignition switch in the “ON” or “ACC” position.

If the blades are frozen to the windscreen, do not operate the wipers until the ice has melted and the blades are freed, otherwise the wiper motor may be damaged.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. MIST- Misting function

MIST- Misting function
The wipers will operate once.
OFF- Off
AUTO- Auto-wiper control
Rain sensor
The wipers will automatically operate depending on the degree of wetness on the windscreen.
LO- Slow
HI- Fast

Rain sensor

Can only be used when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.

If the lever is put in the “AUTO” position, the rain sensor (A) will detect the extent of rain (or snow, other moisture, dust, etc.) and the wipers will operate automatically.

Keep the lever in the “OFF” position if the windscreen is dirty and the weather is dry.

Wiper operation under these conditions can scratch the windscreen and damage the wipers.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. Caution Caution

► With the ignition switch in the “ON” position and the lever in the “AUTO” position, the wipers may automatically operate in the situations described below.
If your hands get trapped, you could suffer injuries or the wipers could malfunction.
Be sure to turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position or move the lever to the “OFF” position to deactivate the rain sensor.
• When cleaning the outside surface of the windscreen, if you touch the rain sensor.
• When cleaning the outside surface of the windscreen, if you wipe with a cloth the rain sensor.
• When using an automatic car wash.
• A physical shock is applied to the windscreen.
• A physical shock is applied to the rain sensor.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. ► To protect the rubber parts of the wipers, this operation of the wipers does Note

► To protect the rubber parts of the wipers, this operation of the wipers does not take place when the vehicle is stationary and the ambient temperature is about 0 °C or lower.
► Do not cover the sensor by affixing a sticker or label to the windscreen. Also, do not put any water-repellent coating on the windscreen.
The rain sensor would not be able to detect the extent of rain, and the wipers might stop working normally.
► In the following cases, the rain sensor may be malfunctioning. For further information, we recommend you to consult a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.
• When the wipers operate at a constant interval despite changes in the extent of rain.
• When the wipers do not operate even though it is raining.
► The wipers may automatically operate when things such as insects or foreign objects are affixed to the windscreen on top of the rain sensor or when the windscreen is frozen. Objects affixed to the windscreen will stop the wipers when the wipers cannot remove them.

To operate the wipers again, move the lever to the “LO” or “HI” position.
Also, the wipers may operate automatically due to strong direct sunlight or electromagnetic wave. To stop the wipers, move the lever to the “OFF” position.
► Contact a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point when replacing the windscreen or reinforcing the glass around the sensor.

To adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor

With the lever in the “AUTO” (rain sensor) position, it is possible to adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor by turning the knob (B).

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. “+”- Higher sensitivity to rain

“+”- Higher sensitivity to rain
“-”- Lower sensitivity to rain

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. ► It is possible to activate the following functions. Note

► It is possible to activate the following functions.
• Automatic operation (rain droplet sensitive) can be changed to intermittent operation (vehicle-speed sensitive).
• Automatic operation (rain droplet sensitive) can be changed to intermittent operation (except vehicle-speed sensitive).
For further information, please contact your MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point.
On vehicles equipped with MITSUBISHI
Multi-Communication System (MMCS), screen operations can be used to make the adjustment.

Refer to the separate owner’s manual for details.

Misting function

Move the lever in the direction of the arrow and release, to operate the wipers once.

Use this function when you are driving in mist or drizzle.

The wipers will operate once if the lever is raised to the “MIST” position and released when the ignition switch is in the “ON” or “ACC” position. The wipers will continue to operate while the lever is held in the “MIST” position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. The wipers will operate once if the lever is moved to the “AUTO” position and

The wipers will operate once if the lever is moved to the “AUTO” position and the knob (C) is turned in the “+” direction when the ignition switch is “ON” position.

Mitsubishi Lancer: Windscreen wipers. Windscreen washer


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