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Windshield Washer

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by BobChaput, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. BobChaput

    BobChaput Member

    May 10, 2016
    Durango CO
    I'm trying to determine if my Model 3 windshield washer is working correctly. In other cars I'm used to a fine spray squirting onto the windshield. Instead on the Model 3 small amounts of washer fluid are kind of dumped from the wiper. This seems to do the job. I am unable to find any sprayer or aperture on the wiper blades. Comments?
  2. RTPGiants

    RTPGiants Member

    Dec 18, 2017
    Durham, NC
    The sprayers are in the arms somewhere rather than on a hood as they traditionally are on other cars. They definitely spray differently than any other car I've owned. I've found them to be fine at low speeds, but at highway speeds despite the lack of "spray", they manage to somehow get fluid on the roof and on the back window while being just sort of "meh" at actually getting rid of the bugs that this car seems to accumulate with regularity.
  3. TesLou22

    TesLou22 Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Is it me or does the “stock” fluid not do a very good job at cleaning even water spots from rain? I’m debating on draining and refilling with another fluid but I just read in the owners manual “Do not add formulated washer fluids that contain water repellent or bug wash. These fluids can cause streaking, smearing, and squeaking or other noises.”

    What product have others found works well?
  4. Bad Dolphin

    Bad Dolphin Member

    Dec 13, 2018
    Exact two same concerns here...
  5. Nix Alba

    Nix Alba Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Parker, CO
    Even at slow speeds, or stopped, my M3 will spray such that almost no fluid covers the area in front of the driver. It gets everywhere else very well covered and then leaves the most important area dry. In other words, it looks like all the fluid is being ejected to the right side of the windshield (as seen when sitting in the driver's seat). Is this intentional or am I supposed to have fluid shot to the left as well? I'm wondering if I have a mechanical problem or not.


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