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Old 09-17-2012, 06:37 PM
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windshield wiper washers

My windshield wiper wiper reservoir was leaking at the location where the pipe mates to the pump. What a cheap set up. I fixed that, but now the pump is not working. I've checked fuses in the glove box and they are good. In checking the terminals at the pump, I see no voltage on my meter when the wiper stalk is pulled. Is there a hidden fuse somewhere? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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You might need a new pump. I just recently replaced mine with an aftermarket Uro one for $4.25 from ecstuning.com.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:32 PM
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.... In checking the terminals at the pump, I see no voltage on my meter when the wiper stalk is pulled.
Were you separately checking both front and rear washers?

Were you dependent on someone else pushing the stalk to the right detent?

I can't see how the power would not be getting from the fuse panel to there.

A faulty switch on the column maybe, but as Brian suggests, the most likely situation is a failing pump that first started leaking, and then died when you had to apply pressure on the pipe connection.

Makes sense to just renew both pumps while you are at it (different part nos. I think) and be fairly confident that will be both a fix and proactive maintenance.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:32 AM
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My windshield wiper wiper reservoir was leaking at the location where the pipe mates to the pump. What a cheap set up. I fixed that, but now the pump is not working. I've checked fuses in the glove box and they are good. In checking the terminals at the pump, I see no voltage on my meter when the wiper stalk is pulled. Is there a hidden fuse somewhere? Thanks.
It would be nice if you told us the year and model, you would get a lot more help that way.Its probably the pump. Both pumps have the same part # Go to amazon, OEM pump $10.95 shipping included,just make sure you order the pump with the right terminals, flat or round. One of the easy est fixes on the X3. Do a search . Good luck
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:07 PM
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My windshield wiper wiper reservoir was leaking at the location where the pipe mates to the pump. What a cheap set up. I fixed that, but now the pump is not working. I've checked fuses in the glove box and they are good. In checking the terminals at the pump, I see no voltage on my meter when the wiper stalk is pulled. Is there a hidden fuse somewhere? Thanks.
I need a pic of a fuse diagram. Any help??

Thanks I'm having the same issue and would like to check the fuses before I buy two new pumps
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:03 AM
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Mine leaked and it was a bad pump. See this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=647329
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:53 AM
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Mine leaked and it was a bad pump. See this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=647329
I'm asking the same questions in the thread that you linked me to.
I even asked you in the other thread.
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http://www.trapdoor.demon.co.uk/bmwx...use%20card.PDF


(Not sure if things changed a bit between 2004 -2006 and 2007 -2010)
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:32 AM
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Fuse Chart:

http://www.trapdoor.demon.co.uk/bmwx...use%20card.PDF


(Not sure if things changed a bit between 2004 -2006 and 2007 -2010)
For some reason it says it cant find that page I swear this damn chart is like bigfoot!
Ive only heard about it

see if you can get me another link.
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For some reason it says it cant find that page I swear this damn chart is like bigfoot!
Ive only heard about it

see if you can get me another link.
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Fuses 49, 52, 59
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:39 AM
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Fuses 49, 52, 59
Thank you, They should b the same for the 07 correct?
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Here's a scan of the chart from my 2009.
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Here's a scan of the chart from my 2009.
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Let me know if anyone thinks if there would be a difference between the 07 and the 09
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:29 PM
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Well, I finally got me, the car and the pumps in the same location. I ordered 2 of the aftermarket ECS pumps ref'd above since they were so cheap. I checked both pumps by using a jumper wire from the battery. One was bad, so I changed it and kept the original for the other.

The aftermarket pump that I got has connecters that were different, so I had to make a set of connector wires. It works, but pressure is really low. Is there a way to adjust pressure?

thanks. This is for a 07 X3. Is that good enough Vern? BTW, nice pic in your post.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:01 AM
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Well, I finally got me, the car and the pumps in the same location. I ordered 2 of the aftermarket ECS pumps ref'd above since they were so cheap. I checked both pumps by using a jumper wire from the battery. One was bad, so I changed it and kept the original for the other.

The aftermarket pump that I got has connecters that were different, so I had to make a set of connector wires. It works, but pressure is really low. Is there a way to adjust pressure?

thanks. This is for a 07 X3. Is that good enough Vern? BTW, nice pic in your post.

Rob
I ordered some off ebay and they work great. Are you asking me about adjusting pressure?
If so im not sure, is it the old one?? if so it is probably just weak. I paid $14 for two brand new ones and they work great, it specified on ebay if they were the tabs or the pins. So you can order the correct ones for your vehicle.
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