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Old 01-16-2021, 02:27 PM
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Make sure you always have that top fill filter (Strainer) as it allows the top flap to vent, preventing the bucket from complete sealing, which causes pressure to build as the washer fluid heats up. Not a big deal in northern climates but a big issue in AZ/NZ/AF/etc. People have been drilling holes in the flap for years. Some of these models/countries have the filter others do not. BMW cheaping out? Gee what's it cost over all X5 models, $.03?

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In hot climates like UAE, the fluid will evaporate through the hole faster than consumption. I suggested putting a balloon over the hole to deal with expansion but it's a little more complicated as you would want a way to let air in when you use the sprayer. Prob just putting the balloon on when it's 70f at night would be enough.
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The larger pump is for the headlight washers.


Irony for me is that my headlight washers don't work: either pump is broken or it's coded out. The fact that that was the pump that poured out my entire container was a bit ironic
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I unplugged mine as every 5th wipe/ wash on the windshield triggers the headlamp washers. When they fire off 1/2 gal of fluid sprays the entire front of the hood, lamps, bumper, etc with washer fluid that drys in the summer and will leave such a mess that requires washing, claying, and a layer of wax to get rid of the water stains.
If I drove it in the snow I might leave it but mine sits in the garage with a cover if it even looks like the salt truck would venture out.
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I think PO of my car coded out the headlight sprayer for the same reasons. I guess the idea is off you are using the washer spray the cat is likely already covered with spray from the cars driving with you but plenty of times you just have a little dust you want to clean off and it's a sunny dry day.
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I was sitting in traffic one day and tried to clean off the one and only bug splat, which as always is in my line of vision. Why is that a thing with suicidal bugs? 5 hits with the wiper/washer and the headlamps sprayed 1/2 gal of washer fluid all over the front of the car. 30 mins of washing got the crap off. Thought I cracked a coolant line or the Rad at first. I hosed down the cars on my left and right at the same time. LOTS of dirty looks.
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I was sitting in traffic one day and tried to clean off the one and only bug splat, which as always is in my line of vision. Why is that a thing with suicidal bugs? 5 hits with the wiper/washer and the headlamps sprayed 1/2 gal of washer fluid all over the front of the car. 30 mins of washing got the crap off. Thought I cracked a coolant line or the Rad at first. I hosed down the cars on my left and right at the same time. LOTS of dirty looks.
My headlight washers are clogged. I'm leaving them that way.
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I was sitting in traffic one day and tried to clean off the one and only bug splat, which as always is in my line of vision. Why is that a thing with suicidal bugs? 5 hits with the wiper/washer and the headlamps sprayed 1/2 gal of washer fluid all over the front of the car. 30 mins of washing got the crap off. Thought I cracked a coolant line or the Rad at first. I hosed down the cars on my left and right at the same time. LOTS of dirty looks.


Reminds me of the first time I noticed the cascade effect of washing my window on the freeway on a sunny day then noticing the car behind me needing to clean my spray off his window then the guy behind him. Etc. I've witnessed four cars. It's a little hard to tell more than that but it's funny
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I unplugged mine as every 5th wipe/ wash on the windshield triggers the headlamp washers. When they fire off 1/2 gal of fluid sprays the entire front of the hood, lamps, bumper, etc with washer fluid that drys in the summer and will leave such a mess that requires washing, claying, and a layer of wax to get rid of the water stains.
If I drove it in the snow I might leave it but mine sits in the garage with a cover if it even looks like the salt truck would venture out.
What's the proper way to turn off the headlamp washers? Does it have to be coded or is there a fuse for it?
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Coded would be the "proper" way but I think they all are on the same fuse so unplug is the simple way


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