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I believe you push the wiper stalk forward.
 

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^ agreed....the ON/OFF switch is on the stalk end for manual over ride....if you push the stalk FORWARD it will do a complete cycle....spray glass and wipe then self parks.....if you wanted to manually activate it for a more through clean,turn ON the end stalk switch and push the washed stalk forward which will activate the fluid.....you need to kill the switch or it will keep wiping dry!
 

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Yes push the wiper stalk away from you to activate the rear washer and pull towards you for the front washer.
 

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Hate how they designed the rear wiper assembly....If you pull into a gas station and want to squeegee the rear windshield, you CANNOT lift the rear wiper high enough to make a cleaning pass...it only lifts like 1" 1/2", not enough room for a squeegee to pass underneath....This is such an obvious thing to do while filling....drives me nuts every time!
The pivot pin that locks the wiper arm to the rotor is just too LOW to the glass...how they did not notice this design flaw is beyond me!
 

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The Ford Edge and my jeep are the same setup. Probably so they don't get tangled in automatic car washers.
 

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Maybe, just maybe they should design a cover that "clips" on to a rear wiper to protect it from auto wash hazards,and while at it...redesign the wiper arm to lift at least another 1" to a total of 2" 1/2"...just a thought!
I mean, it's quite easy to unscrew a pole antenna ( my Mustang's pole antenna comes off easy enough) not that I would take it to a car wash, but the option is right there!
The wiper could have been designed to auto park in a specially designed "cradle" protecting it from an auto wash!
 

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My jeep has a pole antenna and the wash attendants are too lazy to remove it when I get a wash after service. It always comes back bent.
 

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LOL blankster... at least it's not in an "S" hehehehe
 

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If you just want to wash the window without keeping the wiper turned on afterwards then you do not need to turn the wiper on first....just push the stalk forward, hold a second or 2 to release whatever amount of fluid you want and release. It will wipe 2-3 times and stop.
 
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