Well if you don't hear a small buzzing sound which would be the little motor, it's likely that you need to replace it.
Originally Posted by rrhollander
Hello everyone! Looking for more advice. I've had my x3 for about 2 months and finally needed the windshield wiper fluid. It works on rear window but front window doesn't work. Put new fluid in as the light indicator was on letting me know I was low on wiper fluid and the only reason I attempted to use the fluid after I filled the wiper reservoir.
I don't hear a motor when I attempt to have the wiper fluid clean the front widow but the windshield wipers do work.
Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch
For a 2004 X3 which is mine (not sure if it's different for yours but you can use the website with your VIN to find out) this is the diagram:
The part number should be #4 but you may also want to replace the little washers which is part # 5. You should be able to find out which one is not working by having someone use the rear one so you can hear the buzzing sound.
Hope this helps!
Last edited by awdrev; 12-29-2012 at 04:12 PM.