2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 123

Flash-to-Pass
This feature lets you use the high-beam headlamps to
signal the driver in front of you that you want to pass. It
works even if your headlamps are off.
Pull the turn signal lever toward you brie?y to
?ash-to-pass.
If the headlamps are off or on low beam, the high-beam
headlamps will turn on. They will stay on as long as
you hold the lever toward you and the high-beam
indicator on the instrument panel cluster will come on.
Windshield Wipers
The windshield wipers are controlled by turning the
band marked WIPER.
OFF: Turn the band to OFF to turn the wipers off.
MIST: For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST.
Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The
wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles,
hold the band on MIST longer.
LO (Low Speed): Turn the band to LO for steady
wiping at a slow speed.
HI (High Speed): Turn the band to HI for steady wiping
at a high speed.
The wiper speed may be set for a long or short delay
between wipes. Turn the band to choose the delay time.
The closer to LO, the shorter the delay.
Heavy snow or ice can overload your wiper motor. A
circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools.
Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload.
Keep in mind that damaged wiper blades may prevent
you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To
avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the
wiper blades before using them. If your blades do
become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.
Rainsense? II Wipers
If your vehicle has this feature, the moisture sensor is
mounted on the interior of the windshield below the
rearview mirror and is used to automatically operate the
wipers. This system operates by monitoring the
amount of moisture build-up on the windshield. Wipes
occur as needed to clear the windshield depending
on the driving conditions and the sensitivity setting. In
light rain or snow, fewer wipes will occur. In heavy
rain or snow, wipes will occur more frequently.
The system will operate in the delay, low speed and
high speed modes. If the system is left on for long
periods of time, occasional wipes may occur without any
moisture on the windshield. This is normal and
indicates that the Rainsense? system is active.
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Summary of Content

Flash-to-PassThis feature lets you use the high-beam headlamps tosignal the driver in front of you that you want to pass. Itworks even if your headlamps are off.Pull the turn signal lever toward you briey toash-to-pass.If the headlamps are off or on low beam, the high-beamheadlamps will turn on. They will stay on as long asyou hold the lever toward you and the high-beamindicator on the instrument panel cluster will come on.Windshield WipersThe windshield wipers are controlled by turning theband marked WIPER.OFF: Turn the band to OFF to turn the wipers off.MIST: For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST.Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. Thewipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles,hold the band on MIST longer.LO (Low Speed): Turn the band to LO for steadywiping at a slow speed.HI (High Speed): Turn the band to HI for steady wipingat a high speed.The wiper speed may be set for a long or short delaybetween wipes. Turn the band to choose the delay time.The closer to LO, the shorter the delay.Heavy snow or ice can overload your wiper motor. Acircuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools.Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload.Keep in mind that damaged wiper blades may preventyou from seeing well enough to drive safely. Toavoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from thewiper blades before using them. If your blades dobecome damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.Rainsense II WipersIf your vehicle has this feature, the moisture sensor ismounted on the interior of the windshield below therearview mirror and is used to automatically operate thewipers. This system operates by monitoring theamount of moisture build-up on the windshield. Wipesoccur as needed to clear the windshield dependingon the driving conditions and the sensitivity setting. Inlight rain or snow, fewer wipes will occur. In heavyrain or snow, wipes will occur more frequently.The system will operate in the delay, low speed andhigh speed modes. If the system is left on for longperiods of time, occasional wipes may occur without anymoisture on the windshield. This is normal andindicates that the Rainsense system is active.3-9