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Old 07-14-2014, 10:56 PM
63ajr 63ajr is offline
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Red face 2004 X3 and the wiper washer

I have an 2004 X3 and the wiper washer does not work. There is water in the reservoir but neither the front or rear pumps work.

I have checked the fuses and they seem fine. How can I check the pumps? Is there one for the front and one for the rear?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Supercourse Supercourse is offline
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2 pumps, side by side.

Check that their electrical connectors are in place, and not corroded.

You should be able to confirm if 12V is getting to that point when stalk operated.

When was last time they worked? Unlikely that both pumps would go out together, but possible I suppose.

Be careful you are not pumping water into the car interior because of a break in the line.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:53 AM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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a good link/pics

part no 4 for the pumps .....they pull out easily


also ....if you buy new then add a few $$$$ for the filter/grommet combo the plug suction sits in....they are part no 5 .....get one for each pump


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