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Old 20th August 2018, 04:54 PM
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Are these washers just for show ? I've never seen them work in the two years ive had the car !
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Old 20th August 2018, 04:57 PM
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You could fail an MOT if they don't work.....
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Old 20th August 2018, 05:36 PM
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Are these washers just for show ? I've never seen them work in the two years ive had the car !
They only work when the lights are on. You also have to use the windscreen washers for several seconds before the headlight ones work.
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Old 20th August 2018, 06:51 PM
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Thanks are these Xeon lights ?
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Old 20th August 2018, 07:09 PM
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I've had my D3 over four years and didn't realise till very recently that they work individually, or not at the same time. Near side first, then the offside.
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Old 20th August 2018, 07:44 PM
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Ooo excited they work. I just wasn't holding the washers on long enough.

Thanks for the expertise
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I've had my D3 over four years and didn't realise till very recently that they work individually, or not at the same time. Near side first, then the offside.
One of the good changes they made from the D2, as with that, when driving at night and you used the washers, the lights were completely useless. It was like switching the lights off and then on again.

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Ooo excited they work. I just wasn't holding the washers on long enough.

Thanks for the expertise
Now you know, you'll be refilling the washer bottle more often.
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