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Headlight Washer Nozzle Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Headlight Washer Nozzle Replacement

Steve Vernon

Time:

1-3 hours

Tab:

$80 to $160

Talent:

***

Tools:

T20 Torx, small flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

BMW E65 7-Series (2002-08)

Parts Required:

Headlight washer nozzle

Hot Tip:

Test them before you replace them

Performance Gain:

Cleaner headlights

There are two headlight washers on the BMW E65 that send a high pressure stream of washer fluid out to keep your headlights clean. Over time these high pressure nozzles can fail but there are also other components that can lead to them not working. This article will show you how to test and replace the nozzles and flaps if necessary.

The protective flaps and headlight washers are located on the top of the bumper cover under each headlight (red arrows).
Figure 1

The protective flaps and headlight washers are located on the top of the bumper cover under each headlight (red arrows).

If there is fluid spraying out from under the bumper cover but the nozzle is not rising up to the spray position it may be a broken bumper flap.
Figure 2

If there is fluid spraying out from under the bumper cover but the nozzle is not rising up to the spray position it may be a broken bumper flap. To access the flap remove the trim piece by using a trim removal tool and slowly prying it away from the bumper (red arrow). Please see our article on front bumper removal for additional assistance if necessary.

With the trim piece off you should be able to grasp the flap and pull it forward (red arrow).
Figure 3

With the trim piece off you should be able to grasp the flap and pull it forward (red arrow). The flap is driven up and outward by the tip of the high-pressure nozzle. If the washer fluid is just pouring out under the flap either the flap is broken in the closed position, the nozzle is broken or the system is not making enough pressure.

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two screws and the flap.
Figure 4

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two screws and the flap. Then try the washer system. If the washer system now works fine replace the flap. The flaps are body color coded so make sure you know your body color before ordering.

If the nozzles are not working you will need to remove the front bumper cover to access and replace them.
Figure 5

If the nozzles are not working you will need to remove the front bumper cover to access and replace them. Please see our article on front bumper removal for further instructions.

With the bumper cover off test the nozzles by turning the system on.
Figure 6

With the bumper cover off test the nozzles by turning the system on. If the nozzle (red arrow) does not rise up and spray it is either broken or the system is not making enough fluid pressure.

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two Torx screws mounting the washer to the bumper (red arrows).
Figure 7

Use a T20 Torx and remove the two Torx screws mounting the washer to the bumper (red arrows).

Use a small flathead screwdriver and lift up the clip that holds the connection between the fluid line and the nozzle in place (red arrow).
Figure 8

Use a small flathead screwdriver and lift up the clip that holds the connection between the fluid line and the nozzle in place (red arrow). Turn the system on and check for the flow of fluid from the hose. If there is no fluid you either have a blockage or your windshield washer fluid pump is faulty. If one line is giving off fluid and the other side is not then you have a blockage in the lines.

If both lines are providing fluid equally then you have a bad washer nozzle and must replace it.
Figure 9

If both lines are providing fluid equally then you have a bad washer nozzle and must replace it. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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