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    S3 Washer Jets

    Should they be heated? I'm fed up with a smeared windscreen and no windscreen screen wash when it's freezing. I've tried anti freeze screen wash additive but makes no difference after it's been freezing.
    I had heated jets on my last couple of cars and they are well smart. Being able to clear a smeared windscreen in freezing conditions is a must.





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    Re: S3 Washer Jets

    I would say yes.

    I had to try and get one of mine out of the scuttle panel to try and clear a blockage, and couldnt because of the very short wire that went into it.

    that was on my 2002 S3, i assume my 2003 S3 is the same.

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    Re: S3 Washer Jets

    All A3/S3`s have heated jets I`m sure.
    its more likely to be frozen in the bottle/pipes, the antifreeze in screenwash isn`t that strong. The stuff i use has to be used neat to get -25c protection.

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    Re: S3 Washer Jets

    You could always check the fuses too I guess? (ie. make sure they're actually heating)

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    Re: S3 Washer Jets

    S3's Have got heated Washers, what I would do is to always use the Audi Screen Wash as on the S3 the washers are of the fan type and if you do not use a good quality washer fluid the fan jets will block. If the car is not to old then go to the dealer and get them to check it out.
    I was in Scotalnd and over night the temperature droppped to -15 degrees and that's cold!! In the morning I started the car, thoughtlessly pressed the screen washer and no frozen washers and they did not freese at all the time was 9.00am and the temperature was a positively sub-tropical
    -11 degrees!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 Washer Jets

    OK chaps. I think I'll get them checked. I'm talking about temps just below freezing. In extreme conditions for this place like 15 below then I would have expected them maybe not to work but this is like 2 and 3 degrees below and they freeze.
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