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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Discovered something new today about the 997 Reply with quote

Whilst scrolling through Facebook I can across this today, and I must admit, I had no idea this is how the headlight washer worked

https://youtu.be/KS8dzfNQELk

Who knew? Dont know I thought it sprayed from where it was but it seems that's not the case.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't view it Frank. Must be one of those dodgy groups like Lamp Lovers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Can't view it Frank. Must be one of those dodgy groups like Lamp Lovers.


Absolutely nothing dodgy about Lam....... Embarassed Errr I mean The Brotherho.... Embarassed Embarassed

Not that i ever go on Facebook .... ever what
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed. The other video was much clearer but you get the idea
Makes me think of R2D2 Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey - I dont think I have even operated mine. I forgot they even existed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you operate them?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

I knew Razz .. be pretty bad if i didnt though Surprised

Bet they leak now after not having been used since your last mot .. they often do !

Use them every few monthes .. it will make them last longer .


BTW cheers for the link .. i dont have facebook and so couldn,t see it .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press the button. Otherwise they work after so many screen washes in one trip.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
How do you operate them?
on the bottom edge of your wiper stalk is a button. Press away. As deMort says, use them otherwise they get sticky. I got a rollicking from my OPC so when the car is in need of a wash I give them a blast.
I'm sure at motorway speeds it looks like the radiators pop if your the car behind. Loads of spray
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Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I had no idea! Porsche engineering really is fantastic. I love the oil filler spout and cap; that’s so over engineered it cracks me up!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought this was a wind up at first until I remember that one of our group said his car failed an MOT because the headlamp washers didn't work, the tester didn't realise that you have to have the lights switched on before the washers will work. Also the button is not well marked so loads of people never even know it's there.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have no idea over the years just how many of these cars come in for a service , we operate the headlight washers (part of the job ) and they start leaking ..

It will then empty the contents of the washer bottle on the floor.

Replacement is the only cure .

Use them or loose them seems to be a sensible comment here as they are not exactly cheap to replace and have to work for an mot .

Basically if you use them it stops them filling up with crap from the bottle ..

Ever operated your washers and noticed a smell ? thats old screen wash that degrades and turns into jelly .. it will then block your washers and headlamp jets .

Never use too much screen wash when refilling and use the washers to empty out the bottle between services and youll be fine .

Thats one of my ........ Good tips for the year shall we say Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
You have no idea over the years just how many of these cars come in for a service , we operate the headlight washers (part of the job ) and they start leaking ..

It will then empty the contents of the washer bottle on the floor.

Replacement is the only cure .

Use them or loose them seems to be a sensible comment here as they are not exactly cheap to replace and have to work for an mot .

Basically if you use them it stops them filling up with crap from the bottle ..

Ever operated your washers and noticed a smell ? thats old screen wash that degrades and turns into jelly .. it will then block your washers and headlamp jets .

Never use too much screen wash when refilling and use the washers to empty out the bottle between services and youll be fine .

Thats one of my ........ Good tips for the year shall we say Very Happy



Please I don't want to seam utterly stupid but on my 997.1 what do I press to just operate the headlight washers?
My buddy she has an old 2002 boxster with headlight washers and can these be operated just on there own?

Sorry for the numpty question. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a 997 you turn the headlights on then press the button under the wiper stalk , it has a symbol on it for headlamp wash .. this will operate them.

On a 996 you turn the headlights on and operate the normal washers but hold it on and then the headlamp washers will operate... to be honest i do this useing a tester so had to think about normal operation .

If you dont have zenon lights .. no headlamp washers then you dont have to worry .

No question is a stupid question .. Only a search for knowledge .
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
On a 997 you turn the headlights on then press the button under the wiper stalk , it has a symbol on it for headlamp wash .. this will operate them.

On a 996 you turn the headlights on and operate the normal washers but hold it on and then the headlamp washers will operate... to be honest i do this useing a tester so had to think about normal operation .

If you dont have zenon lights .. no headlamp washers then you dont have to worry .

No question is a stupid question .. Only a search for knowledge .



Brilliant ta Very Happy you know I have not noticed that button on my stalk !
Also trying my mates boxster we had the lights off so that must be the problem.
Once again thanks fella Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would never dare to question the infinite wisdom of De mort but on my 996 you push the stalk forward to operate the headlamp washers and pull towards you for screen washers...

I love doing this at night for the puffs of ‘smoke’ from the front that makes me think I’m firing a pair of nose mounted browning cannons

But then I am really just a five year old deep down...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Gruber wrote:
I would never dare to question the infinite wisdom of De mort but on my 996 you push the stalk forward to operate the headlamp washers and pull towards you for screen washers...

I love doing this at night for the puffs of ‘smoke’ from the front that makes me think I’m firing a pair of nose mounted browning cannons

But then I am really just a five year old deep down...


Your probably right .. off work sick and very tired .. i do my best Smile

Either way the question is answered Thumb

EDIT ..

Question me all you like .. i dont know everything and comments like yours correct what i have said .. thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow!; i always used a sponge to clean my lights before! I better check- I think I may have these and never used them.
PS- Get we lain. hope its not not that bloody cough & chest infection i'm struggling with... nooo
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattyR wrote:
Wow, I had no idea! Porsche engineering really is fantastic. I love the oil filler spout and cap; that’s so over engineered it cracks me up!


Glad I'm not the only one who really appreciates this! Thumb
 
  
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