Add heated windshield washers to B5
NEWS
 
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Oxford UK
    Posts
    16

    Add heated windshield washers to B5

    Doesn't seem to matter how much washer fluid I add to the washer bottle, the fluid still seems to freeze in the nozzles in weather below freezing. It takes a while to thaw before I can wash the windshield.

    Now I hear the later B5.5s have this fixed at last with a washer heating system . Has anyone managed to add this to the B5? Mine is a right hand drive 98 TDI auto wagon (187,000 miles and counting). I can't find any posts from anyone who has fitted the heating system. I have heated mirrors but not seats if this helps.

    Thanks

    Julian

  2. Remove Advertisements
    VW Passat Forum
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    RAH
    RAH is offline
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Puyallup, WA
    Posts
    5,746
    I have heated seats and mirrors on mine but never heard of a heated washer system :???: . I want to know as well, so bump for your post

  4. #3
    Redline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Dyess AFB, Texas
    Age
    39
    Posts
    23,183
    it's part of the cold weather package. my 99 has heated washers. I don't know how easy the retrofit is since you have to run wiring for the washers.


    Paul

  5. #4
    2nd Gear
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Age
    44
    Posts
    744
    Yep, our 2000 has them too (I know because I need to replace one of the nozzles - it was flopping around loose when I was looking at it last night and it had a hose and a wire that plugged into it.

  6. #5
    6th Gear
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Age
    56
    Posts
    7,581

    Re: Add heated windshield washers to B5

    Quote Originally Posted by sterling
    Doesn't seem to matter how much washer fluid I add to the washer bottle, the fluid still seems to freeze in the nozzles in weather below freezing. It takes a while to thaw before I can wash the windshield.

    Now I hear the later B5.5s have this fixed at last with a washer heating system . Has anyone managed to add this to the B5? Mine is a right hand drive 98 TDI auto wagon (187,000 miles and counting). I can't find any posts from anyone who has fitted the heating system. I have heated mirrors but not seats if this helps.

    Thanks

    Julian
    Hey, Julian,
    Exactly how cold does it get in Oxford? I can't believe that your fluid is freezing. The generic washer fluid they sell here in the States is usually marked as good to -20 degrees F (that's almost -30 C), but in reality I've seen it start to crystalize somewhere just south of 0.

    What's the temperature rating on the stuff they sell in the UK? Does it come pre-mixed or is it the stuff you have to dilute and mix yourself? Just curious!

  7. Remove Advertisements
    VW Passat Forum
    Advertisements
     

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2