[A4] a4 headlight washers

flonora at aol.com flonora at aol.com
Sat Feb 10 12:44:46 EST 2007

On my '97 A4 the headlight washers work only when the headlights are on and you pull the stalk to engage the windshield washer. Many a time when the headlights are on and I only want to wash the windshield, I turn the headlights off briefly and wash the windshield so as not to waste the fluid on the headlights.Flori 
-----Original Message-----
From: d_dibiase at yahoo.com
To: thejimrose at gmail.com; a4 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Sent: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [A4] a4 headlight washers

thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote: hey all - can anyone verify for me how 
to operate the headlight washers on a
98 a4? they've never worked, i had a bad / leaky pump, replaced pump
[$30 at ecs fyi], pump and washer mechanicals work a treat when 12v applied
directly, but can't get them to operate via the washer stalk.

i did have the lights on, which i thought was the only catch for the
headlight washers to work. fuse is good too..

Jim, not sure about the B5 but the B6 requires that you hold the stalk out for 
about 4 seconds before the headlight washers work. Guess they figure that if the 
windshield is dirty enough that you have to operate the ww washer for 4 seconds 
or more, then the headlights are dirty too. Never heard about the 'headlights 
on' deal.

Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
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