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Old 18 Jan 2010, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question headlight washer problem

Hi guys,

my pop-out headlight washers have stopped working. over the freezing past weeks they regularly popped out, got stuck and didn't go back in for a few days at a time.
Now they won't come out at all.

I also have a light on the dash that looks like an orange "headlight levelling" light, that is staying on permanantly, even with the headlights switched off.

I checked my owners manual for a fuse but the only one i see is for 'washers and wipers' but they are both working ok.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
David
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: headlight washer problem

haha i had this exact same problem! they were out all week for that extreme cold. then one went in and the other stayed out.
i put hot water in the washer tank and it did absolutely nothing to help.

then after it warmed up a bit they both went back in, but my drivers side one doesnt come out to squirt anymore.

ive never looked at them are they a little motor or just working on the water pressure?
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: headlight washer problem

Reply from subaru on the subject:
"Hi, got your message forwarded by Harvey, and it is possible you are suffering a disconnected washer hose. Check if you can hear the pump runnig when control activated, if so the hose is almost definately disconnected. The washers work through the pressure forcing the deivice to pop out and then spray.
There are 2 fuse boxes, one under the dash at the drivers footwell, and another under the bonnet on the right hand side towards the back.
Give us a call if we can help further"


I had a look today and sure enough when i spray the windscreen washers I can see water leaking out the bottom of the bumper where the washer bottle is.
looks like it is indeed the hose come off.

I wonder how accessible the hose is without removing the bumper ?
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: headlight washer problem

You can get the headlamps and grille out easy enough so access shouldnt be too bad.
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