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QUOTE(mrmetallica @ 17 Jan 2010, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>id like to know if they can be tightened up ive got one a bit loose.

I may be able to help with that as the RS suffers badly from loose washer covers and our resident know it all helpfull Staff member Clive has done a guide. They are slightly different style on the ST but the same applies.............

QUOTE(Clive @ 04 July 2009 - 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There are two main problems with the Headlight Washer covers .
1 . They may be loose against the surface of the bumper .
2 . They often fall off or come off in your hand when cleaning etc.

The following is a solution to both of these problems .
The first thing to do is to remove the covers , as we know this is not a problem , but simply take hold of the cover and pull the whole washer jet out and slightly upwards , the cover will either come off in your hand or if it doesn't you can just unclip it from the jet .
Next step is to remove the washer jet , you will need a piece of string and a small flat screwdriver . Loop the string round the washer jet and pull it out from the bumper , then lever the screwdriver under the ratchet tab as shown in pic 1 . the jet will come out of the main body of the washer , which will then retract .



Once you have both removed , clip the jets and the covers together as they should be , they are LEFT and RIGHT handed but don't worry , they have L and R marked on the jets . (Just be aware when it comes to reassembly)



Next comes the mod , you'll need 4 , 4mm washers and a glue heat gun or some quick setting epoxy resin .
Place a 4mm washer over the washer cover locating peg and apply a blob of glue (glue gun in deffinately preferred) , the idea is to glue the 4mm washer to the black locating peg on the washer jet , the 4mm washer also stops you from glueing the washer jet cover to the washer jet itself .



Repeat this with the other 3 locating pegs . once the glue has set Make sure the washer jet cover is NOT glued to the washer jet , there needs to be the slight up/down movement on the cover to allow it to 'seat' correctly against the bumper .
Almost ready to replace the washer jets but first it's a good idea to clean and polish the jet covers and the area around the holes in the bumper . Remember Left and Right , carefully put the jet through the hole in the bumper and into the washer body , it will self locate , as soon as it's located in the body it will start to 'click' on the ratchet mechanism , gently push it in until it is tight up against the bumper , about 8 or 9 clicks .



The jets push back in quite easily but won't pull back out because of the ratchet , you can't push them in too far but once they are pushed right in they shouldn't be loose against the bumper and they should NEVER fall off again .

Good Luck .
 

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Max the HID's (Xenons have the fish eye projector type lens for the dipped beam.

Re the washers, I hate them, they serve no purpose, they do not clean the lights and just blow loads of screen wash all over the front of the car.

Yes I know thye are required by law but why, they do not clean the lights the only way to do this is with the wipers like the old SAABs and BMW's used to.
 

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if im driving at night and wanna give the screen a quick wash ill turn my lights onto the sidelights so i dont spray up the front of the car lol
there like the enoying cat in the street that
up your car
 

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QUOTE(gray @ 17 Jan 2010, 09:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>if im driving at night and wanna give the screen a quick wash ill turn my lights onto the sidelights so i dont spray up the front of the car lol
there like the enoying cat in the street that
up your car

+1

Re them being disabled, this will mean you car will fail the MOT (if the garage knows what they are doing)
 

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QUOTE(Dennis @ 17 Jan 2010, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Max the HID's (Xenons have the fish eye projector type lens for the dipped beam.

Re the washers, I hate them, they serve no purpose, they do not clean the lights and just blow loads of screen wash all over the front of the car.

Yes I know thye are required by law but why, they do not clean the lights the only way to do this is with the wipers like the old SAABs and BMW's used to.

the washer jets wont come on, if the water tank warning light is on
is there anyway, to keep the warning light on,
and the water tank full
so the jets wont work ?
 
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