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Loose Windshield Wiper Fluid Hose - Repairs Anyone?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by tvad, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. tvad

    tvad Member

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    The windshield fluid hose came loose on the left (driver side) windshield wiper. I pressed the hose back into place, but it didn't "click" into a fastener that I would consider secure.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue, and if so did you take it in for a service visit (or mobile service) and what was done in the repair process?
     
  2. camalaio

    camalaio Active Member

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    If I recall from other pictures correctly, it just slips over top right?

    You could get a small hose clamp and slip it over before putting it back on. Wouldn't tighten it a lot, but it should help keep it in place.
     
  3. Ivan Abundance

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    If it doesn't have enough friction to hold itself in place, I'd consider a zip tie over a hose clamp. Or, motorcycle shops have wee-tiny wire spring clamps for fuel lines. You also might try getting it nice and dry, and giving the nipple a shot of hair spray, and then sliding it on. Make sure it isn't snagged on anything, and has enough free movement when the wiper arm swings.
     

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