Kia Forte: Features of your vehicle / Wipers and washers

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Wipers and washers

A : Wiper speed control (front)

· MIST – Single wipe
· OFF – Off
· INT – Intermittent wipe
· LO – Low wiper speed
· HI – High wiper speed

B : Intermittent control wipe time adjustment

C :Wash with brief wipes (front)*

Windshield wipers

Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON.

MIST : For a single wiping cycle, move the lever to this (MIST) position 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 light rain or mist. To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control knob.

LO : Normal wiper speed

HI : Fast wiper speed

✽ NOTICE

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 in order to ensure proper operation. If you do not remove the snow and/or ice before using the wiper and washer, the wiper and washer system may be damaged.

Front fog light
Fog lights are used to provide improved visibility when visibility is poor due to fog, rain or snow, etc. The fog lights will turn on when the fog light switch (1) is turned to the on positi ...

Front 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 an ...

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