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Re: Washer Fluid pump not working. (archive)

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Posted by dudel on September 28, 2001 at 12:41:32:

In Reply to: Washer Fluid pump not working. posted by Philv on September 28, 2001 at 12:30:38:

You can check the fuse, but it's such a small item, that I'm sure the fuse also server several other items. Have you noticed anything else not working? If not, I doubt it's the fuse (still worth a check though).

You can always hook a voltmeter (or sounder) to the motor connector and see if you get voltage (or tone) when you activate the washer switch. If negative, I'd check the switch.

The problem could be the motor or the switch. To test the motor, apply 12 volts to it and see if it moves water. If it does, I'd then check the stalk switch. PITA to replace, not sure of the cost, but certainly doable. Find the connector group for the column, find the color pair for the switch and check with an ohmmeter. React accordingly.

If the motor and the switch check out, the problem area to check is the wiring harness. Make sure all connections are clean and tight. If the motor burned out, check the wiring to make sure it did not overheat/melt.

If the motor runs and you get nothing out of the jets, then check that the jets are not blocked or the hose not crimped.





Before I go dig around under the hood and if some of you guys are bumming around at work looking for something to type in how about giving me a few suggestions on where to look.. My washer fluid isnt squirting out.. Im not even hearing a wirrr noise or anything.. is there a fuse for this? Whats a new pump motor run if it turns out to be dead? Anywhere else I want to look? Im stuck at work now, so i guess im just trying to get a "feel" for what im gunna look for before I go home tonight.. since this board is so great at suggestions too :)

1995 525iA

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