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Old 06-11-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question X5 headlight washers

Hi Guys.... I need a bit of help. I have a 2003 X5 which I just purchased and the headlight washers don't work. I have tried following the directions in the book, activating the washers with the headlights on, or special wash function and nothing happens. I even tried doing it 10 times, because I read one post that said they only operate every 6 times or so, and still nothing..! Anyone got an idea for me? .. Thanks.. Dan
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hello Dan
I have an X5 2003 , they were working then I suddenly realized they warrant working any more. I had it checked and was told the pump responsible for that function needed replacement. The dealer I spoke to in Kenya mentioned they didn't have it in stock because the cars for this region (Africa) didn't have that function. I haven't bothered since then but will carry out some tests again and share my results.
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Hi Dan, i had the same problem and it turned out that the pump was blocked. The pump is located in the screenwash resevoir along with another two and with a bit of care are easily accessed, after a good clean mine work fine now. . . . hope this helps
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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I used to own an E34 535, I had the same problem too. And the problem was the same as robbo00, the pump in that car was located just outside of the resevoir, which in that car was partitioned, with a majority of it being for the windscreen washer, the rest, about 1.8 liters, if memory serves me, was for the headlamps. That portion by the way was to be filled with a special concentration washer purchased through the dealer so I always just put regular washer fluid in it.

Anyway..., the pump had died at some point and I ordered another through someone online, maybe BavAuto or something for like $40 or so, and it went in rather easy. I dont imagine its a much different set up on your X5 other that it maybe buried a little more. I currently have an E71 X5 and those headlamp washers are quite different than the previous models.
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