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      08-21-2016, 05:56 PM   #1
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Leaking washer fluid - headlight washer nozzle?

My car has been leaking washer fluid at an increasing rate. I can fill up the washer fluid tank and have the low fluid light come on in a week without actually using the windshield wipers at all.

The leak is in front of passenger wheel or just behind the bumper - It appears it is likely the right headlamp washer nozzle or perhaps the tubing that connects to it.
I've attempted to locate the leak by removing the right wheel, removing the front wheel well liner. This did not get my anywhere near the headlight washers (see attached pic).

I did a search through the forums and found several posts describing the same sort of leak but did not find any write ups on actual fix.

Does the front bumper need to come off the get to the nozzle? For those that had the nozzles replaced by a dealer, how many shop hours did this take?

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      08-21-2016, 06:41 PM   #2
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I have this same leak as well. Somewhere on the passenger side. I haven't even bothered with it because, well fuck it lol. I'll fix it when I eventually upgrade the intercooler
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      08-21-2016, 09:18 PM   #3
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My 2011 started leaking washer fluid on its first birthday from the driver's side headlight washer nozzle. The work was done under warranty, so my paperwork does not list hours or cost. I do remember the Service Writer telling me that they had to remove the front bumper cover to replace the leaky nozzle. It was cracked, and I have no idea why.

I guess these leaks can show up in multiple locations.

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      08-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
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Best to remove the bumper. Much easier to access with it off. Pull the washer covers up with your fingers and hold them to remove the clipped on covers, then take the bumper off.
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Done! Nozzle replaced and so far no leaks. Best of all, didn't have to remove the bumper afterall. Once I removed the painted washer cover, the actual nozzle is pretty easy to remove by prying up a plastic ratcheting pawl using a flathead screwdriver (hard to describe but same mechanism as a zip tie).
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Good shit man
How is the pop up cover removed?
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      09-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #7
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Good shit man
How is the pop up cover removed?
It's just clipped on. Plastic nub on each side of the nozzle body.
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