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Wiper fluid not coming out

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Socalcommuter, Feb 19, 2017.

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  1. Socalcommuter

    Socalcommuter Member

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    2 Month old car and today I tried using the wiper fluid (never used before). Pressed the button multiple times and nothing comes out. Wipers go but not fluid. I also don't have any indicator that it is low. I will take it in for service but any thoughts?
     
  2. Terthen

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    Make sure to press it past the first click. One press just moves wipers, the deeper press past the first click gets the fluid out. I also thought mine was broken and asked to get it serviced until they showed me that!
     
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  3. Socalcommuter

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    Thank you! I will try that again tomorrow.
     
  4. Chrisizzle

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    Also note, the fluid does not squirt in a stream from the hood or wipers.

    All winter, I saw my right wiper distributing washer fluid but the driver's side was ambiguous. We had our first warm day here in Toronto, Canada and I now see that the driver's side somehow evenly distributes fluid along the length of the wiper (I think). I need to formally look at it but it's kinda like a waterfall along the rubber blade.

    It's a pretty snazzy system if that's how it works but not so great in freezing conditions.
     
  5. NikeWings

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    This ^^^ it tricks many new owners but should solve your problem.
     
  6. FarmerDave

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    From the Owner's Manual: "Press partially for a single wipe, without any washer fluid. Press fully for both wipe and wash."

    RTFM
     
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  7. Socalcommuter

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    Thank you it works as described in the manual. I read that sucker but I must of overlooked it. It is very subtle as @Chrisizzle mentioned. It was raining today so hard to see. Thank you everyone.
     
  8. Trev Page

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    I just took my X in for some minor service and Tesla Canada has a solution to improve wiper fluid flow. Coupler on the left replaces the older white check valve. Larger bore offers 20% more flow & recent firmware update also starts flow earlier in the stroke. Technician did the swap for me before I even knew it and explained to me a couple of months ago on my first service visit that they were working on a fix to the low flow problem. Guess it’s in place now and they’re doing it to every X that comes in. He said it was for Canada but no harm in asking if they can do it for anyone who asks for it... YMMV

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  9. X P100DL

    X P100DL New Member

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    Tesla probably restricted the washer fluid flow on purpose because the reservoir is very small on the model X. I can’t see the size, but hardly takes anything to fill it when it’s empty.
     

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