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2006 Honda Pilot Question: washer spray

 

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lindaspilot, Rochester, NY, January 21, 2009, 14:16
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My spray won't work when I press the lever on my front or rear windshield. The fluid resevoir is full. I don't hear any motor/pump sound when I press the lever. Any ideas of what the problem could be?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 21, 2009, 19:51
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    Both the windscreen wipers and washer motor are powered by the same 30Amp fuse located in the driver's side fuse box (inside car), if the wipers themselves work the fuse is OK. The windscreen washer bottle is located at the right front corner of your Honda (it is behind the bumper/ in front of the right front wheel, shrouded by a black plastic fender liner that must be removed to gain access to the washer bottle and washer motor). I would go to the washer motor first and see if with the ignition key switched on, and an assistant operating the washer switch do you hear the washer motor operate? The washer pump must receive 12 volts and ground to operate. The system has the 30Amp fuse, a relay under the dash near the steering column, the main switch, and a relay at the right rear of the car to work the rear washer.
    A green and black wire at the wiper switch should have power with the ignition switch turned on, and the black and yellow wire must have power when the washer portion of the switch is applied.
    Start with the simple things verify the motor works or doesn't work. Ensure the bottle does not have debris blocking the washers from working but you should hear the motor try to operate when the washers are engaged. You need a wiring diagram and component locater to proceed much further.

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