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Hi Malcolm - re the washer fluid leak. I've got the inner front wing off & can see the source of the leak, but no idea what it is. The attached pic is about as good as I can get given the location.

It is under the headlamp "shell", sticks out at about 45 degrees, about 2" long & 1" in diameter, plastic, yellow label with (I think) 1307 030 155 R

Water is dripping down & off it so might be coming from somewhere behind or higher

Looks like it might be a simple push fit.

Can't get to it from under the wing - think I might have to pull out the headlight unit (no idea how to do this but assume from the front of the car)

Any pointers would be great given the weather is currently dry (unlike the part!!)

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forgot to attach the pic
 

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A head lamp out is a bumper off job
 
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it's the bit with the yellow sticker
 

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that's as good as I can get I'm afraid
 

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Hi Malcom - it turned out that I had exactly the same problem on the other side as well :confused: and as I don't believe in that many coincidences, took a step back. That unit is obviously just the lowest point, hence the water drips from there.

If I'm right, the pump for the headlight washers will have a valve that should open only when you operate them. I think that the valve is stuck open, allowing water to siphon it's way to the headlight end all the time and when the washers are retracted, water continues to seep through ("seep" is an understatement though). Amazing when you consider the pipe runs quite a bit higher than the reservoir under the wing. :shock:

Once I located the pipe between the pump & the headlight units (talk about over engineered - it looked like a pressure hydraulic line!) I clamped it off at the front end and the leak has stopped.

I might just leave it at that, given the first time I used the headlight washers since I got the car 7 months ago was Friday to see if they worked, so I don't believe I will miss them, but it will niggle, so I probably will in due course.

Huge thanks for your rapid responses - I'll now re-assemble my car while it's still light! :):):)

David
 

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And of coarse the headlamp washers only operate when you wash the windscreen at night or when dark, I suppose it can siphon out to the level of the washers
 

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forgot to attach the pic

That is the pump for the screenwash or for the headlamp washers ; it will have fallen out of its place in the reservoir ( just pops back in to the hole which will be obvious ) then the leak will stop .
 
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