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S3 windscreen washer pump location?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ManuGD, Nov 27, 2013.

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    Hi guys,

    I have a problem with my S3.
    My windscreen washer pump is not working, and when I try to use it its fuse just blows (and then the wipers don't work either).

    I think it is a pump problem (I hope not the wiring, it looks okay) and I want to replace it.
    The trouble is... which one is the pump I am looking for?

    Here is a picture of my engine bay:

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    Number 1 is definitely a pump, but is it the windscreen or the headlights one?
    There is also something connected to number 2, but I cannot see it clearly.

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    There is also a connector behind the bottle, but I think it is just the sensor.

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    Any advice? I couldn't find anything that cleared it up for me.

    Thank you!
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    front pump is for headlight washers, rear pump is for front and rear screens. iirc its a pain to change.
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    unplug the pump power ,then try and use the washer if the fuse does not blow you have knocked it off if it blows..its somthing else.

    pumps are a push fit into the bottle

    mark
    stripped mine out bumper off , headlight out, wee bits disconnected thar are to the rear of the bottle....... load of work because the headlight washer was not working and it was a fuse!!!!!!! felt like a tolal fa....y for not checking that first..
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    Thank you Mark!

    So you mean it's nº3 what I'm looking for? I would give it a try this weekend.
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    Yep, it is definitely the pump.

    Ordered a new one for 20€. I hope it arrives before the weekend.
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    It didn't.

    But now it's here :yes:

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    now comes the good bit!! fitting it

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    So this weekend I fitted my new pump.

    First of all we need to make some room to reach the pump location, and there it is.

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    We first unplug the connector and then unplug the pump from the bottle pulling it gently.

    The windscreen washer liquid starts to come out the bottle.

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    Then we need to put the new pump back in and there it goes but...

    Wait, what is that??

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    Oh sh**, the cable is trapped under the engine mount.

    So we unbolt it, raise the engine a bit and free the cable.

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    Yes, it looks bad. And it gets even worse because I can see the copper cables.

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    I wonder if that also "helped" my car to blow so many fuses.
    So I taped the cables until I can get them properly fixed. At least the pump works fine now.

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    To put everything back again I just did the reverse process. Plug the pump to the bottle, plug the connector, and bolt back the stuff I removed before. Refill with liquid and go :D
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