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BMW 7 Series: Wiper system- Windshield washer system

Safety information


The washer fluid can freeze onto the window at low temperatures and obstruct the view. There is a risk of accident. Only use the washer systems, if the washer fluid cannot freeze. Use washer fluid with antifreeze, if needed.


When the washer fluid reservoir is empty, the wash pump cannot work as intended. There is a risk of damage to property. Do not use the washer system when the washer fluid reservoir is empty.

Cleaning the windshield

Cleaning the windshield

Pull the lever.

The system sprays washer fluid on the windshield and activates the wipers briefly.

Windshield washer nozzles

The windshield washer nozzles are automatically heated while standby state is switched on.

Fold-away position of the wipers


The fold-away position enables the wipers to be folded away from the windshield.

General information

Important, for instance when changing the wiper blades or for folding away under frosty conditions.

Safety information


If the wipers start moving in the folded away state, body parts can be jammed or damage may occur to parts of the vehicle. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the vehicle is switched off when the wipers are in the folded away state and the wipers are folded in when switching on.


If the wipers are frozen to the windshield, the wiper blades can be torn off and the wiper motor can overheat when switching on. There is a risk of damage to property. Defrost the windshield prior to switching the wipers on.

Folding away the wipers

  1. Switch on standby state.
  2.  Press and hold the wiper lever down, until the wipers stop in a close to vertical position.

Folding away the wipers

  1. Fold the wipers all the way away from the windshield.

Folding away the wipers

Folding down the wipers

After the wipers are folded back down, the wiper system must be reactivated.

  1. Fold the wipers back down onto the windshield.
  2.  Switch on standby state and press and hold the wiper lever down again.
  3. Wipers return to their resting position and are ready again for operation.


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