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      06-24-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Headlight washer flew off!

Hi,

I used the washers today & the headlight washer & a valve flew off! Luckily I was stationary!

My car was in for repair (bumper scuff), so the garage couldn't have put it back together properly - not sure how, as it was pushed in!?

My question is, how does the washer lock into place?



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      06-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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Not seen this before - although most who suffer this problem don't get the opportunity to recover the remnants..........of the effects of cold winters nights freezing the washer fluid and blowing off the washer jet. A common problem and only solved by replacing the jet. At least you didn't lose the painted jet cover!
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      06-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Not seen this before - although most who suffer this problem don't get the opportunity to recover the remnants..........of the effects of cold winters nights freezing the washer fluid and blowing off the washer jet. A common problem and only solved by replacing the jet. At least you didn't lose the painted jet cover!
That's what I've been reading but it must have been the body repairers.... as the cover would have needed to come off for them to remove the bumper!

Does this clip back in or would I need a complete nozzle, which is not cheap!!

I'm going back to repairers to sort out!!!
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I think this requires a complete nozzle - not cheap. Same happened to me. I removed the fuse.
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That's what I've been reading but it must have been the body repairers.... as the cover would have needed to come off for them to remove the bumper!

Does this clip back in or would I need a complete nozzle, which is not cheap!!

I'm going back to repairers to sort out!!!

Both of mine popped out and went missing, BMW quoted me 380 to supply and fit!!! Shocking price but I have no other choice as my MOT runs out tomorrow and that is an instant fail.
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Luckily these nozzles just click back in... the body repairers did it for me (it was their fault) today!

So it sounds like if that nossle (in my pic) had broke or gone missing, you'll have to replace the whole unit!
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yea..you can get covers from bmw...12 quid i think and they just clip back onto the jet. simple
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yea..you can get covers from bmw...12 quid i think and they just clip back onto the jet. simple
It wasn't just the cover..... the nossle that its connected to flew off!

From what people are saying - the part in the picture you can't replace without buying a new unit!
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Having a similar issue myself. The place I go to are asking for 200 odd to replace it all and paint new flaps. Rather just disconnect the whole system. This new MOT thing is a pain.
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Both of mine popped out and went missing, BMW quoted me 380 to supply and fit!!! Shocking price but I have no other choice as my MOT runs out tomorrow and that is an instant fail.
sounds right, my local quoted me 120 a side. lucky it was on warranty!

And 15 for a painted flap each side...
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sounds right, my local quoted me 120 a side. lucky it was on warranty!

And 15 for a painted flap each side...
I couldn't believe it when they got back to me with the price. It seems to be a common problem with bmw owners!
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