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Old 06-13-2014, 05:51 AM
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Default washer light on??

So the other day the washer light come on, i fill it up light goes out and with in a few mins it pop back on. The tank is full to the top. Any easy fixes out there?
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been doing some reading and this is what found so far.

SUBJECT: TECH-TIPS # 14-012 – WINDSHIELD WASHER LIGHT ON AND/OR WASHER LIGHT
WILL NOT GO OUT AFTER ADDING WASHER SOLVENT
Vehicles that use a continuity “electrode” style washer level sensor designed to work with most alcohol
based washer solvents. We have received information that some rain repellant solvents may not register
properly. The rain repellant washer solvents have been found to coat the sensor electrodes with a
residue that will not allow fluid conductivity between the two switch electrodes when they are immersed in
the washer fluid. Some of the rain repellant washer solvents can be any colour, not just orange.
If the customer’s complaint matches the above subject, verify the washer solvent condition and colour. If
the solvent appears contaminated or its condition is unknown, it may be necessary to drain the reservoir,
remove and clean the washer level sensor electrodes with an alcohol based solvent.
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Or......Reach down and turn sensor half a turn (plug that goes through side of washer jug) It's probably been bumped or vibrated out of sinc. Have some one watch light while you turn it, it will go out, they don't like being sideways or upside down.
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Alberto, i had the same problem, i cleaned the sensor, i replaced it twice, still nothing worked. it ended up being the RAIN-X i was using, i drained the rain-x and replaced the fluid with a different solution and haven't had an issue with the light yet. Absolutely the rain-x. i also found that they changed ther solution, ive used it for 3 years prior with no problems, i read that they changed there solution and thats when the issues started with the light..
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yeah i pretty much came to the same conclusion. After the ran x is all used up going to switch to the Preston bug wash.
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well did what i said and finished off the rain x, then fill up with fresh prestone bug wash. guess what no light!!!! now what do i do with the extra 6 gallons of rain x i got in the garage LOL LOL LOL
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It has now obviously been shown to be caused by Rain-X coating the electrodes. It's only about a 10 minute job to:

1) 6 snaps and pull the plastic radiator cover off. 2) 4 bolts to hold the grill. 3) 2 bolts, 2 clips and one hose barb to pull out the tank. 4) 3 minutes to pry the "sensor" out, wipe it off with alcohol, rinse out the tank a few times with water.

Re-install, fill with different bug juice and enjoy not having that f***ing light and bell annoying the living s**t out of you.

BTW, it's not really any kind of sensor, it's just 2 metal prongs. It just provides a way to detect continuity through the fluid. It makes no sense to replace it.
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Had my tie rod recall done today, mentioned this to one of the techs. He had never heard of it, he then turned and asked another tech. That tech said yeah there is a TSB on it. Then he turned to another and they had not heard of it either but, said that might be what is wrong with about 4 different vehicles they have been working on.

Guess only 1 tech of the three that was right there actually reads TSBs and the others must not ask him anything when they are stumped!
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