Wipers and washers on Toyota Camry is a device used to remove rain, snow, ice and debris from a vehicle’s front window. On some vehicles, a windscreen/windshield washer system is also used to improve and expand the function of the wiper(s) to dry or icy conditions.
Operating the wiper lever
Operating the lever operates the wipers or washer as follows. When intermittent windshield wiper operation is selected, the wiper interval can be also adjusted.
- INT *1 or *2 Intermittent windshield wiper operation
The intermittent windshield wiper operates more frequently as vehicle speed becomes higher.
- LO *1 or *2
Low speed windshield wiper operation
- HI *1 or *2
High speed windshield wiper operation
- MIST *1 or *2 Temporary operation
*1: For U.S.A.
*2: For Canada
Wiper intervals can be adjusted when intermittent operation is selected.
- Increases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency
- Decreases the intermittent windshield wiper frequency
- Washer/wiper dual operation
Pulling the lever operates the wipers and washer.
Wipers will automatically operate a couple of times after the washer squirts.
(After operating several times, the wipers operate once more time after a short delay to prevent dripping. However, the dripping prevention does not operate while the vehicle is moving.)
The windshield wiper and washer can be operated when
- Vehicles without a smart key system:
- The engine switch is in the “ON” position.
- Vehicles with a smart key system:
- The engine switch is in IGNITION ON mode.
- If no windshield washer fluid sprays
Check that the washer nozzles are not blocked if there is washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
- When stopping the engine in an emergency while driving
If the windshield wipers are operating when the engine is stopped, the windshield wipers will operate in high speed operation. After the vehicle is stopped, operation will return to normal when the engine switch is turned to “ON” position (vehicles without a smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with a smart key system), or operation will stop when the driver’s door is opened.
Changing the windshield wiper rest position/Lifting the windshield wipers
When the windshield wipers are not being used, they retract to below the hood. To enable the windshield wipers to be lifted when parking in cold conditions or when replacing a windshield wiper insert, change the rest position of the windshield wipers to the service position using the wiper lever.
Raising the wipers to the service position
Within approximately 45 seconds of turning the engine switch off, move the wiper lever to the *1 or *2 position and hold it for approximately 2 seconds or more. The wipers will move to the service position.
*1: For U.S.A.
*2: For Canada
Lifting the windshield wipers
While holding the hook portion of the wiper arm, lift the windshield wiper from the windshield.
Lowering the windshield wipers to the retracted position
With the windshield wipers placed on the windshield, turn the engine switch to “ON” position (vehicles without a smart key system) or IGNITION ON mode (vehicles with a smart key system) and then move the wiper lever to an operating position. When the wiper switch is turned off, the windshield wipers will stop at the retracted position.