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Old 05-16-2013, 08:33 AM
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Headlight Washer Nozzle Install: Bumper removal necessary?

I just ordered a new headlight washer nozzle and plan on installing it myself possibly - had a leak. The nozzle pops out of bumper and sprays headlights.

I've seen a few DIY's of this and most all seem to remove the bumper which isn't hard, just a bit tedious and time consuming especially without being able to jack up front of car.

Is it possible to install this by removing the wheel and the front fender linerinstead of removing whole bumper? When you do that, the whole back of the headlight is exposed, so I assume it would be.

Dealer wants $230 to do the job but this is pretty basic to do on your own.

'06 330i sedan E90 adaptive xenon with headlight washers

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:04 AM
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I just ordered a new headlight washer nozzle and plan on installing it myself possibly - had a leak. The nozzle pops out of bumper and sprays headlights.

I've seen a few DIY's of this and most all seem to remove the bumper which isn't hard, just a bit tedious and time consuming especially without being able to jack up front of car.

Is it possible to install this by removing the wheel and the front fender linerinstead of removing whole bumper? When you do that, the whole back of the headlight is exposed, so I assume it would be.

Dealer wants $230 to do the job but this is pretty basic to do on your own.

'06 330i sedan E90 adaptive xenon with headlight washers

If it is, you will explore a new dimension re: creative cursin' + skinned knuckles.

Hey, be good to yourself....do it the easy way! Chocks, floor jack; jack stands, please. Or, many vocational schools and junior colleges have bays for automotive instruction you can rent, or take a course! Talkin' 2 post lift....
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:39 AM
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Just wanted to update this thread.... I completed replacement of the left side headlight washer nozzle. The job was super simple and took no more than 45 min including garage clean up. You can access the nozzle by removing the front half of the fender well liner and front tire. I used a floor jack to support the vehicle with the tire off(I did not use a jack stand since I did not have to crawl under the vehicle although admittedly it would be a good idea regardless)

Required tools
- 8 and 10 mm socket(1/4 inch drive)
- small flat tip screwdriver to remove the supply line retaining clip

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:25 PM
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Covers

I just installed my new cylinders and hose also. Putting on the covers and don't want to break them, so is there a trick to putting them on? I see the two slots on each side and the nipples that should go in them. Just when I tried I kept getting the first ones caught. T/u for any help.
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