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#21 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 08:53 PM
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Thank you for the thoughtful reviews. Having purchased a 2012 Limited V6 a few months ago, I was wondering how the 2013 would fare. I really like the lift gate and spare removal, however I contemplated a CRV for that reason. I went with the Rav V6 for the additional power and interior. Hopefully when it comes time for sale or trade, the V6 will be something desirable. I certainly have been happy with it.
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On page 234 of the owner's manual, they talk about using the rear wiper and washer.
I swear I'm not crazy! Having owned multiple Toyota products over the years, I'm used to activating the rear washer by either twisting the rear wiper control all the way towards me, or all the way away.

So, I looked at some pics and it appears that there IS a washer, they just changed how to activate it. In the '13, instead of twisting the windshield wiper stalk to activate the rear wiper / washer; you now push the whole stalk away from you; the opposite of pulling it towards you which activates the front washer.




Crisis averted! They better not start mixing up other tried-and-true Toyota ergonomics... next thing you know they're gonna swap how the cruise control stalk works, etc!

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So unless they changed how to activate the rear washer from the way they've done it the last 20 years, and hid the washer nozzle... There's no rear washer for the US!
Well the rear washer nozzle is kind of hidden on the 3rd Gen ones.

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In the '13, instead of twisting the windshield wiper stalk to activate the rear wiper / washer; you now push the whole stalk away from you; the opposite of pulling it towards you which activates the front washer.
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I kind of like it actually, pretty intuitive to me.

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I kind of like it actually, pretty intuitive to me.
So, you pull it to the rear to activate the front washer, and push it to the front to activate the rear washer? Oh yeah, very intuitive.

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So, you pull it to the rear to activate the front washer, and push it to the front to activate the rear washer? Oh yeah, very intuitive.
Just be happy that there is a rear washer
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So, you pull it to the rear to activate the front washer, and push it to the front to activate the rear washer? Oh yeah, very intuitive.
If you pull that stalk to the rear on your RAV4, it operates the front washer, right?

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Is it still possible to lock in 4x4 for low speeds?

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So, you pull it to the rear to activate the front washer, and push it to the front to activate the rear washer? Oh yeah, very intuitive.
You'll get used to it ... just like the rear cargo door
it's easier on the fingers to pull than to push and you spend more time cleaning the front windshield than the rear windshield ....
Damn, I should be a Toyota engineer . I am totally in sync with them

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4 ever - yes you can lock the 4wd on low speeds
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