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Old 12-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Windshield washer light

I hate to be the n00b to post something like this. But I did search for it and couldn't really find a straight answer. So here I am asking it.

I want to just keep my windshield washer fluid empty for weight reduction and I never use them anyways. Does the light eventually go off by itself?.
I noticed in my 330ci not my 328 that the light eventually went off without me re-filling it. But I wasn't sure if it was because something was broken or what not. The answer to this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this guys and thanks for your time.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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I don't think so mine hasn't had any for a while and the lights still on
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
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I don't think so mine hasn't had any for a while and the lights still on
Damn. Is there a way to just trick the sensor into thinking it's full maybe?. I've never looked at the sensor. But maybe if it's like a normal level sensor. I could just tape the sensor down to think it's full? lol.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
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I hate to be the n00b to post something like this. But I did search for it and couldn't really find a straight answer. So here I am asking it.

I want to just keep my windshield washer fluid empty for weight reduction and I never use them anyways. Does the light eventually go off by itself?.
I noticed in my 330ci not my 328 that the light eventually went off without me re-filling it. But I wasn't sure if it was because something was broken or what not. The answer to this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this guys and thanks for your time.
Why would it go out? Pretty sure the answer is no.

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maybe adding a little water just enough to turn it off. if you concerned about just that little water weighting you down, you got something seriously wrong.
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So you would much rather save a negligible amount of weight and run the chance of impairing your visibility? That is just plain stupid.

Keeping it empty for weight reduction.. cmon, 5.3L translates into hardly over 11lbs. If you keep just enough washer fluid for the light to be off, that only what, 2lbs? I'll give you a hint, if you want to go faster, ditch the heavy wheels.
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maybe adding a little water just enough to turn it off. if you concerned about just that little water weighting you down, you got something seriously wrong.
Good call - I'm a cyclist and the eternal quest for us is a lighter weight bike! I always say...drop 10 lbs in body weight and save $5k on your bike.

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drop 10 lbs in body weight and save $5k on your bike.
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So you would much rather save a negligible amount of weight and run the chance of impairing your visibility? That is just plain stupid.

Keeping it empty for weight reduction.. cmon, 5.3L translates into hardly over 11lbs. If you keep just enough washer fluid for the light to be off, that only what, 2lbs? I'll give you a hint, if you want to go faster, ditch the heavy wheels.
or he could lose the battery, maybe run the engine a little low on oil too?
seriously, I dont get how 2-5lbs is gonna make a difference on a whopping 3400lbs car.
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So you would much rather save a negligible amount of weight and run the chance of impairing your visibility? That is just plain stupid.

Keeping it empty for weight reduction.. cmon, 5.3L translates into hardly over 11lbs. If you keep just enough washer fluid for the light to be off, that only what, 2lbs? I'll give you a hint, if you want to go faster, ditch the heavy wheels.
It doesn't rain much here and my windshield is never dirty, I don't drive my car in harsh conditions. That's why I have another car which is my daily driver. Besides I haven't really hooked my washers up since I put my hood on so there none existant anyways. And my cars plenty fast already even w/ the wheels I like so thats no issue.

Any weight reduction is good in my opinion. It all adds up if you take into account the CF hood, no water in the washer reservoir, resonators removed, lighter exhaust in general etc etc. It adds up trust me.
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Thank you for the quick replies everyone.



It doesn't rain much here and my windshield is never dirty, I don't drive my car in harsh conditions. That's why I have another car which is my daily driver. Besides I haven't really hooked my washers up since I put my hood on so there none existant anyways. And my cars plenty fast already even w/ the wheels I like so thats no issue.

Any weight reduction is good in my opinion. It all adds up if you take into account the CF hood, no water in the washer reservoir, resonators removed, lighter exhaust in general etc etc. It adds up trust me.
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cool story bro.
Bro story cool, again it tell.
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Hell, if you really want to save weight, just delete the washer reservoir all together and tape a cap of water over-top the sensor. Think of the savings man!
You can delete the washer pump, the tank, and holyhellonarustycannon, you could even delete your wipers. FACT: Now you can't get parking tickets either!

































Its time to realize you've probably taken sh1ts heavier than 2lbs.
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Its time to realize you've probably taken sh1ts heavier than 2lbs.
make sure you go pee before driving too, that amount of water is just tooo heavy to make the car go fast and probably just enough to shut the light off.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #15
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LOL. I approve of the pissing idea . I wonder if actually removing the reservoir and putting the sensor in a arrowhead bottle would work... seriously haha.
Meh I suppose in the end I'll just put a little washer fluid in there.
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I still gotta carry people in the car sometimes. Or I would of completely gutted it already, trust me.
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I hate to be the n00b to post something like this. But I did search for it and couldn't really find a straight answer. So here I am asking it.

I want to just keep my windshield washer fluid empty for weight reduction and I never use them anyways. Does the light eventually go off by itself?.
I noticed in my 330ci not my 328 that the light eventually went off without me re-filling it. But I wasn't sure if it was because something was broken or what not. The answer to this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this guys and thanks for your time.
The washer fluid level indicator is a simple switch, have you tried disconnecting it?
you could probably tape it in the "full" position to get the light off.

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The washer fluid level indicator is a simple switch, have you tried disconnecting it?
you could probably tape it in the "full" position to get the light off.

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I like this idea!. Thanks man. That's what I was hoping it was just a simple switch/or something I could tape down. I will certainlly give this a try.
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Thank you for the quick replies everyone.



It doesn't rain much here and my windshield is never dirty, I don't drive my car in harsh conditions. That's why I have another car which is my daily driver. Besides I haven't really hooked my washers up since I put my hood on so there none existant anyways. And my cars plenty fast already even w/ the wheels I like so thats no issue.

Any weight reduction is good in my opinion. It all adds up if you take into account the CF hood, no water in the washer reservoir, resonators removed, lighter exhaust in general etc etc. It adds up trust me.
16in wheels
if your body fat is more than 5%, you have some free weight savings there.
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