2020 Defender



Static droplets may not be detected when the vehicle is first started. A single wipe should be used to clear the windscreen.


If the wash/wipe control is in the AUTO position, the wipers do not operate if either of the front doors are open. See WIPER OPERATION.


In dry and often sunny conditions, optical influences and dirt accumulation on the windscreen may result in the windscreen wipers activating inadvertently. To prevent this, it is recommended that, under these conditions, the wash/wipe control is returned to the OFF position.

The rain sensor is mounted on the inside of the windscreen, behind the rear-view mirror. The sensor detects the presence and amount of water on the windscreen and automatically activates the windscreen wipers, accordingly.

To activate the rain sensitive wipers, move the wash/wipe control to the AUTO position (1). Rotate the collar (2) to adjust the behaviour of the system to suit the driver's preference. See WIPER OPERATION.

The driver can disable and re-enable the rain sensing at any time via the touchscreen:

  1. Touch the settings icon¹ from any screen.

  2. Touch the ALL soft key.

  3. Touch the Vehicle soft key.

  4. Touch the Convenience soft key.

  5. Touch the Wipers soft key.

  6. Touch the Rain sensing wipers toggle.

  7. Touch the exit icon² to return to the previously displayed screen.

Settings icon.¹

Exit icon.²