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Re: Headlamp washer installation (archive)

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Posted by MarkR on December 29, 1998 at 16:10:12:

In Reply to: Headlamp washer installation posted by artie on December 29, 1998 at 09:39:15:

: You may be right. Does the bottom part between the two headlights inside the assembly have a rectangular sort of hump? If so, this is where the mechanical assmebly for the drawer will go. As far as electrical connections go, I cannot detect any on the washer assmebly.Like I said earlier, the washing cycle seems to be activated by the pressure of a second pump mounted on the washer fluid resevoir. I can pull out the drawer assembly and it is spring loaded to retract as well.
: There are almost 3/4 inch black hoses going from this extra pump to each of the headlights washers, but no electrical connection at all.

: Do you have fogs? If not, this may be for the fogs.

: Artie.

Yes, the bottom part between the two headlights inside the assembly does have a rectangular hump. So the washer mechanism probably moves under that bump.

Yes, I do have the fog lights so the unused electrical connector must not be for them.

Maybe just the pressure supplied the headlamp washer hose when activated somehow pressurizes a piston and that is how the drawer moves out, therefore no electrical connection needed.

Mark


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