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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight washers

I have been toying with this idea for awhile now. Whats to say we don't incorporate these ourselves over here in the states? We could make a how to, find the best option for the actual nozzle, even investigate if there is enough room to have a hidden pop up with spray activation, and have it linked with the windshield washers. Who thinks we can achieve this?
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Windshield spray nozzles should have been a must with this headlight design. Almost needs its own pump though, just because the lights need washed, doesn't mean you need the wipers going at the same time, but then that's just getting complicated.

A low profile washer nozzle would do the same, no real need for a pop up, although, that would be slick.
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It would complicate the bumper removal by a little bit. Personally I haven't had a problem with my lights being too dirty. I personally want the heated washers or even heated headlight nossles before basic ones. I hate storm chasing in a blizzard and everything freezes up and now I can take care of road spray.

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Thanks ptrudel - give me access and then trump me. :-)
I've been toying with drawing this one up -- just a T line off of the existing washer tank (it's pretty big) and a separate motor to drive two sprayers - power rinse effectively. Initial look is that there is room for a line and mounting of the sprayer. I'm unfamiliar with the mechanics of a pop-up, but would also question the need for that extra complexity. I also don't see need to tie them in into existing wipers -- maybe the 'spray' relay only, but I think just another switch would be easier. Realistically the main use will be for bug splats, ice or dust on dirt roads... windshield is affected by those differently, so I see spraying at diff times. Irun the de-icer additive in my main tank, so using that for headlights in winter should also work. The factory spray heads on my TH hood put out a good amount and a nice pattern, so I'm looking at them - they spread early, in a nive upward/V patern, so if I get them just enough forward of the light I think they'll put a good spread on there - def enough to rinse the lenses. What I have not been able to figure, without some serious work, would be how to mount actual mini-wipers like some cars have, or if those would even be practical with the shape of our lenses.

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I think the lenses of the cars that had those wipers were made of glass. With ours, the wipers could eventually create rub marks and scratches.

The pop up designs were always actuated via the flow of fluid through them. That wouldn't be a problems here.

Heated would work well if we had the Mopar accessory for heated windshield sprayers. I think it's $150, plug and play.

Would definitely need a low profile one since light output already is bad even with drop in kits. Hence the reason I suggested pop up designs. But if we can use the factory washers there as well, it would be a true oem configuration. Even if we used oem tubes! Lol
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Ours with the washers work like this. We have a separate motor in the washer bottle and if the headlights are on when the windscreen is washed it squirts the headlights 2 or 3 times.

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