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Headlamp washer + cold weather = stuck

Well, just like a pair of nipples in the cold, my headlamp washer jets are 'stuck' out again! Is this a known fault?
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Its not a fault as such its just that there is not enough screenwash/antifreeze in the washer bottle mixture hence the water has frozen and expanded pushing out the nozzle.
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As soon as the temperature rises above zero, the "fault" will repair itself
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mine still work at -12 lol

What wash you using im using Halfords Pink/ Honda Stock
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my washers do not pop up... tank of washing liquid is filled to top.
Will spraying with silicone help to keep them not frozen again?
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my washers do not pop up... tank of washing liquid is filled to top.
Will spraying with silicone help to keep them not frozen again?
I don't think so - it would be better to park the car overnight in a place where the temperature is above zero, then empty the washing liquid tank the next morning (you only need to pull and hold the lever), then fill with non-freezing liquid and (that's important) pull again for a few seconds to get water out of the tubing
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I started to use non-freezing liquid since the beggining of autumn, so there cant be any water in the tank...
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I started to use non-freezing liquid since the beggining of autumn, so there cant be any water in the tank...
This might mean that either
1) water got to the mechanical parts during washing(?) or
2) that the non-freezing liquid is not that non-freezing after all... Happened to me several times in Poland, you buy liquid rated at -20C and at -10C you got a frozen lump in the tank.
But if you can get the tube attached to the cap out of the tank and the tank is indeed full, it looks like option one and then silicone may help
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everything is ok with the fluid, i can take the cap of and tube comes of with no problems. Will try to lubricate washers when snow stops
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It can also be snow which has found it's may into the mechanism, melted and frozen again into ice.



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