BMW 5 Series: Rain sensor - Washer/wiper system - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Rain sensor

The concept

The time between wipes is controlled automatically and depends on the intensity of the rainfall.

The sensor is located on the windshield, directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.

Activating/deactivating the rain sensor

Activating/deactivating the rain sensor
Activating/deactivating the rain sensor

Press the button on the wiper lever.

When activated, the wipers move over the windshield once.

The LED in the steering column stalk lights up.

Deactivate the rain sensor when passing Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes<> Deactivate the rain sensor when passing through an automatic car wash; otherwise, damage could be caused by undesired wiper activation.◀

Rain sensor sensitivity

Rain sensor sensitivity
Rain sensor sensitivity

Turn the thumbwheel.

    Switching the wipers on/off and brief wipe
    Do not switch on the wipers if frozen Do not switch on the wipers if they are frozen onto the windshield; otherwise, the wiper blades and the windshield wiper motor may be damaged.◀ Swi ...

    Clean the windshield, headlamps
    Clean the windshield, headlamps Pull the lever. The system sprays washer fluid on the windshield and activates the wipers briefly. In addition, the headlamps are cleaned at regular intervals ...

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    Do-it-yourself service precautions
    If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedures as given in these sections. CAUTION The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move ...

    When there is a malfunction in the system
    If a system malfunction is detected due to any of the following reasons, warning lights will turn on: ●There is a malfunction with the sensors ●The sensors have become dirty ●Th ...