2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 124

The Rainsense? system is activated by turning the
wiper control band to one of the ?ve sensitivity levels
within the delay area. The delay position closest to OFF
is the lowest sensitivity setting, level one. The highest
sensitivity setting, level ?ve, is closest to the LO position.
A single wipe will occur each time you turn the wiper
control band to a higher sensitivity level to indicate that
the sensitivity level has been increased.
The windshield wipers also remain in a ?high park?
position, stopped on the windshield and not in the
normal park position, even when the ignition is
turned off.
Notice: If you do not turn off the windshield wipers
when driving through an automatic car wash, you
could damage the wipers. Always turn off the
windshield wipers before entering an automatic
car wash.
The MIST and wash cycles operate as normal and are
not affected by the moisture-sensing function. The
system can be overridden at any time by manually
turning the wiper band to LO or HI speed.
Notice: Do not place stickers or other items on the
exterior glass surface directly in front of the
moisture sensor. Doing this could cause the
moisture sensor to malfunction.
Windshield Washer
At the top of the multifunction lever there is a paddle
with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer ?uid on the
windshield, push the paddle. The wipers will clear
the window and either stop or return to your preset
speed. For more washer cycles, push and hold
the paddle.
{CAUTION:
In freezing weather, do not use your washer
until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the
washer ?uid can form ice on the windshield,
blocking your vision.
If your vehicle is equipped with a DIC, a WINDSHIELD
WASHER FLUID LOW message will appear on the
instrument panel cluster when the vehicle is low
on washer ?uid. See DIC Warnings and Messages on
page 3-49.
Cruise Control
With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about
25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

The Rainsense system is activated by turning thewiper control band to one of the ve sensitivity levelswithin the delay area. The delay position closest to OFFis the lowest sensitivity setting, level one. The highestsensitivity setting, level ve, is closest to the LO position.A single wipe will occur each time you turn the wipercontrol band to a higher sensitivity level to indicate thatthe sensitivity level has been increased.The windshield wipers also remain in a high parkposition, stopped on the windshield and not in thenormal park position, even when the ignition isturned off.Notice: If you do not turn off the windshield wiperswhen driving through an automatic car wash, youcould damage the wipers. Always turn off thewindshield wipers before entering an automaticcar wash.The MIST and wash cycles operate as normal and arenot affected by the moisture-sensing function. Thesystem can be overridden at any time by manuallyturning the wiper band to LO or HI speed.Notice: Do not place stickers or other items on theexterior glass surface directly in front of themoisture sensor. Doing this could cause themoisture sensor to malfunction.Windshield WasherAt the top of the multifunction lever there is a paddlewith the word PUSH on it. To spray washer uid on thewindshield, push the paddle. The wipers will clearthe window and either stop or return to your presetspeed. For more washer cycles, push and holdthe paddle.{CAUTION:In freezing weather, do not use your washeruntil the windshield is warmed. Otherwise thewasher uid can form ice on the windshield,blocking your vision.If your vehicle is equipped with a DIC, a WINDSHIELDWASHER FLUID LOW message will appear on theinstrument panel cluster when the vehicle is lowon washer uid. See DIC Warnings and Messages onpage 3-49.Cruise ControlWith cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your footon the accelerator. This can really help on long trips.3-10