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My mum's new Skoda Fabia has some obscure instructions relating to the windscreen-wipers.

It says "tip-wiping" - what on earth is that?

And it refers to the "sprung position" - is this the stem pressed away from the driver or pulled towards, or what?

Any help please - I can't find any mention of "tip-wiping" online.

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    Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! I've not heard of "tip-wiping" either. Could you by chance give us some context to the term? I take it this is in the wiper section (lol)? Any other context? Sep 28 '20 at 12:36
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    It refers to the finger tip single-wipe operaration, where the control lever is tipped/tapped/moved against a spring. The other positions (slow, continuous, fast) are not sprung: the lever stays where it is put. In my Octavia, that is a tap in in the downward direction, with the other settings in the upward direction. I suggest sitting in the car with the handbook and trying things out. Sep 28 '20 at 18:58
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    @WeatherVane Thank you, I think that is probably correct. I would have sat in the car but unfortunately I wasn’t with the car. I personally am not in the habit of referring to manuals but my 70+ year old mum had got herself in a state worrying about it! I think your theory is correct. Add your comment as an answer and I will mark it correct.
    – El Ronnoco
    Sep 29 '20 at 6:49
  • @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 I'm glad you're baffled as well! Seems like Weather Vane is familiar with the parlance. A little clarification for the non-initiated would have been a nice inclusion though!
    – El Ronnoco
    Sep 30 '20 at 7:24
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It refers to the finger tip single-wipe operaration, where the control lever is tipped/tapped/moved against a spring.

The other positions (intermittent, normal, fast) are not sprung: the lever stays where it is put.

In my Skoda Octavia, the lever is tapped in the downward direction to get a single wipe. The other settings are in the upward direction.

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