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W203 headlight washers

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Rappey69, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Rappey69

    Rappey69 Senior Member

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    Can anyone tell me where the pump for the headlight washers is located as the washers have stopped completely?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I have a paper on this on a 203 that you can have, its 60 in the link

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    Jack up front nearside and remove wheel. Remove the wheel arch liner at the front of the wheel arch - it continues a little way under the front of the engine. Wash bottle and pumps become visible!
     
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    thanks people.. will have a look tomorrow and see what i can find..
    Have been lazy and not looked yet but at least i now know where to start !
     
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    If the pump runs for a few seconds only I have the mod sheet
     
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    so i got to the washer bottle under the wheel arch to see 3 pumps.. widscreen frnt and rear plus headlights..
    the motors are housed in a plastic casing which, with a bit of persuasion comes apart.. Cause of problems is the casing as it lets in water over time..
    Maybe the seal on the end of the motor shaft where it joins with the impelor lets in water too?
    so i beat the motor around a bit :lol: and sprayed wd 40 then ran it connected to 12v many times until i was happy it was going to stay working.
    Put it all back together and problem solved.. Wrapped plastic case in self amalgamating tape to keep the wet stuff out!
    My rear washer never worked so took that apart too.. rusted solid.. beat it to death and took the motor apart, cleaned out all the rust and stuff, bit of oil and it runs lovely too..
    Time will tell how long my "no cost" fixes last!
     
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    Yet another success for standard British engineering - if it doesn't work, hit it with a hammer. Don't force it, use a bigger hammer!!

    Good to hear a success story!
     

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