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Windscreen Washer not working

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Peter Crutchfield, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Peter Crutchfield

    Peter Crutchfield Copenworld Newbie

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    COpen 2007
    Hi,

    The washer on my COpen is only working intermittently, could someone please tell me where in the engine compartment I can find the washer pump. Also could someone let me know which fuse is for the washer it isn't identified in my manual, whilst I know the fuse wasn't the original cause I want to check it in case it has blown with me trying it if the pump is jammed.

    Thanks
     
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  2. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Member

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    The pump is located in the the washer bottle. You just need to give it a good pull/push to get it in and out. It's pretty tight in there but it can be done.
    I don't know which fuse is for the washer. sorry about that, maybe someone else here knows.

    My Copen's windscreen washer isn't working well too so I replaced the pump but the spray is still really weak even with the brand new pump so it could be a problem elsewhere.
     
  3. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    @AFR0N1 did you know that the standard sprayers are not really spraying, but produce some kind of pointed beam that does not cover the windscreen properly?
    I have upgraded to some japanese aftermarket sprayers with fan nozzles, and now its how its supposed to be
     
  4. Attack chihuahua

    Attack chihuahua Copenworld Newbie

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    This happend to our car a few weeks ago, washers not working. Pump sounded ok so I removed the battery and battery tray. Used a piece of old pipe to double check that the pump was expelling fluid, it was. Traced the pipe back up to the nozzles and found that the pipe was full of slimey black goo :(. Took me ages to clean it out and get the pipe clear, so check the pipe work from the pump up to the nozzles, you may find that you have a blockage :giggle:
     
  5. Barry Copen

    Barry Copen Copenworld Regular

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    VW Passat Estate
    At the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious, it's worth eliminating the possibility of blocked nozzles by detaching the pipes under the nozzles to see if the water is getting that far. I had this problem a few weeks ago & I bought some second hand nozzles from a breaker on eBay, which solved my problem.
     
  6. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Member

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    So its "normal" for Copens to have weak and bad coverage of the windscreen? Thats interesting.
    What aftermarket nozzles are you using?
     
  7. Peter Crutchfield

    Peter Crutchfield Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies. Pretty sure it's the pump as when it does work I get strong jets of water (washes me as well as the windscreen with the roof down) and when not there is no noise of the pump 'trying'. It has started working again, wasn't working last night, worked this morning and the car hadn't moved! So thinking probably not a loose connection, and that the pump is at the end of its life. Now I know where it is I will replace it. Thanks again.
     
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  8. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Im using the japanese "My CARR Turbo Washer SJ-702"
     
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