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Windscreen washer electrification

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by BrissyGeorge, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    After thinking about it for a long time - and having no windscreen washers because of the "unique/quaint" air pressure system, I converted the wipers over to electric - I replaced the valve in the wiper stalk with a small micro switch and added a small pump.

    Not an original idea as I read it in a post on here some time ago and not too difficult - a micro switch from Jaycar($6) and a pump from JK ($13) and a bit of fiddling.

    I installed it yesterday and fired it up - everything worked perfectly BUT the jets are blocked and a needle won`t clear them SO............. are there any tricks to getting them off - other than growing an extra elbow and wrist on my right arm:(
     
  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    hi brissy george

    i had the a same issue with blocked washer jets.

    i was just using a needle
     
  3. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Thanks Jim,

    I already tried the needle - as I said - so I was asking for an idea how to get the jets off.o_O
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    They are meant to turn 90 deg and come out but usualy the clips ate damaged and catch.
    Usualy stuffed by the time you get them out.
    Most already damaged so easier to buy new ones and sacrifice the old.
    If needle didnt work then likely no use anyway.

    Pinching the clips inward from behind is the best chance of getting them out in a condition suitable for reuse.
    A pair of pliers or multis may get the clips to close better than fingers.
     
  5. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    Thanks cbus -I`ll give it a crack at the weekend
     
  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Needle you really on get the point in to try and unblock so you need to try a piece/strand of electrical wire ....... failing that as Col said, to remove & splurge on new jets ;)

    Reminds me to look @ the Type 3 one as I can hear the pump working but nothing comes out the jet(s) being a single mount twin nozzle.
     

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