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Front and rear washer not working, but headlight washers are fine!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by guinness, May 18, 2010.

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    [May 18, 2010]
    My S3's front and rear washers ain't working. Headlight washers work fine though!

    Checked that the fuses are fine, and couldn't hear the pump running. Put a voltmeter to the terminals going into the pump, got someone to activate the wiper/washer but didn't get a reading. Where should I look next? Any pointers appreciated!
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    [May 18, 2010]
    If the electrics are fine, I would check the pipes for blockages or for connection to the bottle/pump.
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    well, the thing is the electrics don't seem to be fine for the front and rear washer pump as i don't get a voltage reading even when the wash/wiper stalk is activated. but the fuses are fine.

    am i right to assume the other pump is for the headlight washer pump?
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    [May 21, 2010]
    hi, this is still stumping me. any suggestions guys? tks.
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    [May 21, 2010]
    headlight washer pump is on the front of the reservoir next to the headlight rear cover if that is any help.
    maybe your stalk switch is knackered?
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