Headlamp washer jets

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Headlamp washer jets

Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:54 pm

One of my headlamp washer jets wont retract. How much of a job are they to remove and either repair or replace? Has anybody else had this problem? Thanks
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Re: Headlamp washer jets

Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:33 pm

Noticed one of mine was sitting out so pushed it back in and but a stronger screenwash in and seems ok so far .I guess they get used more in the winter due to less hrs of daylight but only work once very so many window washes so it possible some hardly get used at all and can gum up and stick .
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Re: Headlamp washer jets

Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:53 am

There is a pretty strong internal spring that is supposed to pull the nozzle back in. If yours is failing to retract then it could mean the spring has lost its tension. I replaced the passenger headlight washer jet last weekend. You can get one for less than £20 on eBay. It's quite an easy job if you are at all competent with a bit of diy. Loads of videos on YouTube.
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Re: Headlamp washer jets

Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:48 pm

Gonkface wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:53 am
There is a pretty strong internal spring that is supposed to pull the nozzle back in. If yours is failing to retract then it could mean the spring has lost its tension. I replaced the passenger headlight washer jet last weekend. You can get one for less than £20 on eBay. It's quite an easy job if you are at all competent with a bit of diy. Loads of videos on YouTube.
Hi, do you happen to have the bay item number for the one you purchased please, ones I've seen are really expensive....thanks
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Re: Headlamp washer jets

Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:12 pm

There is a pretty strong internal spring that is supposed to pull the nozzle back in. If yours is failing to retract then it could mean the spring has lost its tension. I replaced the passenger headlight washer jet last weekend. You can get one for less than £20 on eBay. It's quite an easy job if you are at all competent with a bit of diy. Loads of videos on YouTube.
Hi, do you happen to have the bay item number for the one you purchased please, ones I've seen are really expensive....thanks

Sure, here you go.

362423558488

Happy to help.
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Re: Headlamp washer jets

Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:04 am

Great, thank you very much :)

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