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  1. How to cure loss of screen/headlamp washers (various models) 
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    Most BMW's suffer from a loss of sreen wash jets. Follow the following procedure to cure this fault.

    1. Top up the washer bottle, you never know it may just be empty.

    2. Check the washer pump fuse, it can often be part of the winscreen wiper circuit so check that too. If a fuse is blown replace it with the same amp fuse (dont over amp fuses)

    3. Locate and remove the washer pump on the washer bottle (locations vary). Once this is removed take out the rubber lug that will be left in the bottle (it may even come out with the pump). Attached to this will be a filter, this may be clogged with grime, simply run it under the tap and stab it with a nail brush to remove the grime.

    4. Remove the connector from the washer motor and check for 12v using a multimeter. If 12v is found replace the motor, if not look for a broken wire.

    Beyond the above simple checks and repairs, contact your BMW dealer or an auto electrician.
     
     

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    Good post

    Where are the pictures???

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...ures-or-t2682/
     
     

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    I wasnt going to post any, seen as every vehicle is different.
     
     

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    I dont suppose you know where the pump is on an E39 528i, as I need to do this on my brothers car. Thanks
     
     

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    I dont suppose you know where the pump is on an E39 528i, as I need to do this on my brothers car. Thanks
    It's clipped onto the washer bottle/reservoir...please start a new thread in the E39 discussion section if you want further assistance
     
     

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    Sorry about hijacking your thread; it's the beer that made me do it...
     
     

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    interestingly, whenever mine runs out, it takes aaaaaages for the water to pump back to the jets once it's been refilled. To the point where on more than one occasion I've been convinced there is a hole somewhere.
    320d ES fur die wochen
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    4.0 High Output Jeep Cherokee for playing...200bhp, 1400kg..faster than the bimmer

    well I *was* bmw driving champion lol. 4 months! best I start again...
     
     

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    Nice post techy, I agree tho, some pics of a car would help greatly to give a rough idea of what people need to look for.

    I know it sounds stupid but some people simply do not know what a washer bottle looks like never mind a dip stick! Red...
     
     

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