In the headlight washer system, an electrically driven rotary pump sprays water or cleaning fluid at high pressure onto the headlight glass from the outside. This considerably increases safety in rain, snow and when dirt is thrown up from the road. The washer system is a legal requirement in the case of xenon headlights. A new feature in the Phaeton is the headlight washer system, which cleans the clear glass lenses in two stages. When the washer nozzles are extended, the first cleaning stage loosens the dirt. The second stage then rinses off the loosened dirt. The advantages are that the illuminated area is not significantly affected by the cleaning process, and optimum cleaning is guaranteed even at high speeds.