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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Headlamp washers not working Reply with quote

I have just realised that in the last year and a half i have never seen my headlamp washers operate...so i tried them yesterday and they dont work.

i'm not too fussed tbh as they make a mess when the car has just been cleaned so in 2 minds if i fix them or not, obv i assume its an inner wing out job to get to the pump or front light out to get to the nozzles?
is there anything easy to check first e.g a live feed anywhere or water pressure
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you have the headlights on Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes sidelights, then headlights and it was dark and the lines werent frozen and i pulled the stalk for 10 secs and soaked my clean car Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean you pulled the stalk TEN times?

Because that is the count, not time (doesn't matter how short, 10th pull will trigger one-shot headlamp wash irrespective of duration)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headlamp washers are one of the things that drop out of DME settings after a battery change and before you start chasing a fault you need to make sure this hasn't happened.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you mean you pulled the stalk TEN times?

Because that is the count, not time (doesn't matter how short, 10th pull will trigger one-shot headlamp wash irrespective of duration)


erm...no i meant 10 seconds in one go obviously in the year and half of ownership i have surpassed the 10 squirt mark on several trips - but anyway i thought the one long squirt overrode the 10 short squirts rule ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duffy wrote:
Headlamp washers are one of the things that drop out of DME settings after a battery change and before you start chasing a fault you need to make sure this hasn't happened.

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that seems to make sense and sounds more like it as i did change the battery after the Molly Dolly died on me - i assume its an Indy PIWIS job to check this?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
GT4 wrote:
Do you mean you pulled the stalk TEN times?

Because that is the count, not time (doesn't matter how short, 10th pull will trigger one-shot headlamp wash irrespective of duration)


erm...no i meant 10 seconds in one go obviously in the year and half of ownership i have surpassed the 10 squirt mark on several trips - but anyway i thought the one long squirt overrode the 10 short squirts rule ?


I didn't suggest you hadn't, what I meant was your testing process should include the 10 squirt count.

And I suspect you haven't.

Always best to check the user has turned the PC on before jumping to reinstalling OS
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine have never worked via the windscreen wash function, however there is the "tsunami" button - have you tried that?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point however i'm still with my logic over yours also i'm not doing the 10 squirt rule now as i have just cleaned up the dribble after testing the 10 second blast...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine didn't work about a month ago. The "tsunami button" just caused water to come out of panel gaps and run all over the drive.

I followed the instructions in the manual to get the headlight unit out (quite simple on Gen 2 - presume similar on Gen 1?). I found that the feed from the bottle connects onto a tube behind the headlight. This tube then disappears out of sight. I think you 'd need either bumper off or sidelight out (the second being easier on Gen 1 than Gen 2 apparently) to get a better look at what goes on after that point. In my case the pipe coming from the bottle had disconnected from the tube that disappears down under the headlight so the water was just squirting inside the panels. At least this meant that my pump was working - I just needed to create a new clip to hold the pipe back on. This was all on the nearside of the car. When I took the offside headlight out there was nothing much to see.

I'm not sure you're up to this point yet though. Looks like you need to find out whether or not the pump is even working, let alone getting the water to the right place.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seeforez wrote:
Duffy wrote:
Headlamp washers are one of the things that drop out of DME settings after a battery change and before you start chasing a fault you need to make sure this hasn't happened.

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that seems to make sense and sounds more like it as i did change the battery after the Molly Dolly died on me - i assume its an Indy PIWIS job to check this?


Yes it is

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpm wrote:
Mine have never worked via the windscreen wash function, however there is the "tsunami" button - have you tried that?


what...i didn't even know i had a tsunami button, all this time being tall it just isn't visible from my eye angle. i have just checked and i have one

i think that could just fix it - thanks Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar issue with washers not working and water leaking from nearside. Removed front bumper and replaced washer unit. my experience led to 2 conclusions firstly, you can change unit without removing front bumper through sidelight aperture if you have patience and small hands (I used my daughter) and secondly, after buying a replacement unit I discovered that the head unit separates from the main unit and that was the bit that was blocked some descaler cleared the jet and I now have a spare. I suppose I also learned that living in the hardest water area of Britain tap water was asking for trouble, I now use water from the dehumidifier or distilled.

So I suggest that you should carefully remove the head unit from the main washer and test the washers again if they squirt water the either clean or replace the head units. If not the fault lies elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i dont have any leaks though so i am hoping for the tsunami button eh!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you dont press the right button .. they dont work Hand
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
if you dont press the right button .. they dont work Hand

At work if we had a problem like this and the customer was present the code we used was an ID 10 T error.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had identified it as a binary transmission error Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes ok i messed up and any abuse is fair play....there was a button to press which i missed, haven't we all missed the button before at some point?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, yes, never mind the abuse, did it work!!??

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