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Honda Civic Owners Manual: Windshield Wiper/Washer

Windshield Wiper/Washer

The windshield wipers and washers can be used when the ignition switch is in ON *1.


The wipers run at high speed until you release the lever.

Wiper switch (OFF, INT*2/AUTO*3, LO, HI)

Move the lever up or down to change the wiper settings.

Adjusting wiper operation*

Turn the adjustment ring to adjust the wiper operation.

Lower speed, fewer sweeps

Higher speed, more sweeps


Sprays while you pull the lever toward you.

When you release the lever for more than one second, the spray stops, the wipers sweep two or three more times to clear the windshield, then stop.

*1: Models with the smart entry system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.

*2: Models with manual intermittent operation

*3: Models with automatic intermittent operation

* Not available on all models

Wipers and Washers


Do not use the wipers when the windshield is dry.

The windshield will get scratched, or the rubber blades will get damaged.

In cold weather, the blades may freeze to the windshield.

Operating the wipers in this condition may damage the wipers. Use the defroster to warm the windshield, then turn the wipers on.

Models with adjustment ring

If the vehicle speeds up while the wipers are operating intermittently, the length of the wipe interval shortens.

When the vehicle speeds up, the wiper operation’s shortest delay setting ( ) and the LO setting become the same.

All models

Turn the washers off if no washer fluid comes out.

The pump may get damaged.

The wiper motor may stop motor operation temporarily to prevent an overload. Wiper operation will return to normal within a few minutes, once the circuit has returned to normal.

If the wiper stops operating due to any obstacle such as the build-up of snow, park the vehicle in a safe place.

Rotate the wiper switch to OFF, and turn the ignition switch to ACCESSORY or LOCK  0*1, then remove the obstacle.

Wipers and Washers

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