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    Question Head Light Wash

    On my wife's A3 cab she has Xenons and we dont seem to be able to get the headlamp wash to operate. I know on my TT you need to wash with the H/Lights on for 5 seconds, but can not see anything to say how exactly they work on the A3

    Can anyone enlighten or is this going to be a warranty repair?

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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 23:11.
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    It'd be warranty anyway I guess.
    My car is exactly the same as Mitch's, pull the screen wash for a couple of seconds whilst the headlights are on and the headlights get a blast of water.

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    Do you recon they actually do a good job of cleaning??

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    Tehy get rid of grime, not much else really.
    I do notice a difference if I'm driving at night on wet roads - you know the sort of weather where all the cr@p on the motorway is getting thrown up. But then it's just washing off wet dirt, not stuff that has bonded to the lights.

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    Don't they only wash the lights every 5 washes or so... its not every squirt is it?

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    I wish i didn't have them. They make a mess of your nice clean paintwork if you just want to blast some bugs off your windscreen in the dry
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    Just turn your lights off quickly when you do it

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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 23:10.
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    Thanks guys for your help. Problem now resolved. It would help IF Audi had put a 30a fuse in the fusebox for the washers.

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    Doh!!!
    Great PDI from that dealer then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty tee View Post
    Thanks guys for your help. Problem now resolved. It would help IF Audi had put a 30a fuse in the fusebox for the washers.
    Thats shocking!
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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 23:10.
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    Headlight washers are probably the most pointless feature on my car.

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    Funny you should say that, the 30amp fuse was also left out of my A3 Cabrio.
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