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      09-23-2016, 04:26 AM   #1
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Headlight/Windscreen washer leak?

I seem to have a leak in the headlight and windscreen washer system. I have noticed there is a small puddle around the front left wheel of the car.

I have done a search and having a leak in the tank itself is common but the tank on RHD cars is located on the right side, so this cant be the tank.

Im guessing its a pipe going to the headlight washer or the washer itself?
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      09-23-2016, 05:05 AM   #2
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Probably the headlight washer.
Wiggle the bumper and see if you can make it drip any liquid out the bottom.

Apparently it's cheap washer fluid that kills the headlight washers but they are easy to change at about £30 ea.
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Thanks, yeah it does seem like its the headlight washer. Although I have disabled them due to the other side not retracting fully. Looks like both need changing.

Regarding replacement, I am getting conflicting info to whether the bumper needs to come off or it can be done by removing the arch liner?
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Hi sorry to hijack your post , i have one headlight whasher that does not retract full, how did you disabled them?

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They were coded out. I used NCS expert but I believe you can also use Carly.
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      09-23-2016, 09:39 AM   #6
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I can easily see mine with the arch liner removed.

I have an E90 2006.
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