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Old 02-01-2003, 06:36 PM   #1
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Headlight washer QUESTION

how often does the headlight washer "deploy?"

it seems like every time i wash the windshield, the headlight washers start spraying. it's kinda pissing me off. it's a big waste of fluid, not to mention it gets that crappy blue sh*t all over my hood and bumper.

i thought it was supposed to go off every 5 times you start-up or every 5 times you wash the windshield, but i'm not sure.

any ideas?
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Old 02-01-2003, 06:42 PM   #2
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yea i noticed they go on EVERY time i use the washer. they dont go on when the headlights arent on though.
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Old 02-01-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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hmmm WTF?
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Old 02-01-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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The headlights have to be on for the headlamp washers to be on.... If you wash the windows without the headlights on, then the headlamp washers wont go on....
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:00 PM   #5
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When headlights are on, it will "deploy" first time you wash windshield and then every 5 times you do it.
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:52 PM   #6
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yeah, i agree with what shd 'said.' this happened to me today when it was raining and i had to use the windshield washer.
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:54 PM   #7
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I never noticed that before, I geuss its becasue my windshield is always so dirty and I go through fluid so fast.
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Old 02-03-2003, 12:47 AM   #8
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When headlights are on, it will "deploy" first time you wash windshield and then every 5 times you do it.
SWEET.

thanks for the answer. makes sense to me now.

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Old 02-03-2003, 12:49 AM   #9
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I wish i HAD headlight washers....which would mean i'd have a ski bag...which would mean i'd have HEATED SEATS...ugggg....leather sucks when its 30 below zero outside..
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Old 02-03-2003, 12:52 AM   #10
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I wish i HAD headlight washers....which would mean i'd have a ski bag...which would mean i'd have HEATED SEATS...ugggg....leather sucks when its 30 below zero outside..
very true.

time for a trade in!
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