Having a working windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving ease, but it is important to know that this also signifies your security at the wheel because of the importance of visibility when driving your Audi Q3.
In this article we will clarify step by step how to recognize the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Audi Q3:
First thing to watch out for before handling, have you filled up your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what motives prevent your equipment from functioning properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Audi Q3
Very often, your equipment is blocked by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main factor that will prevent your equipment from working. To stop this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes make it possible for the solution to be propelled onto your Audi Q3’s windshield. It is very likely that they are clogged, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can get started with by trying to blow, yourself or with some powerful equipment, such as a bicycle pump or ideally the tire inflator at your gas station.
How to fix wipers that no longer work
If nothing can be done, try to get yourself a thin, durable object, such as a paper clip, that will enable you to gain access to the interior without losing a piece. We recommend that you also employ a mixture of vinegar and hot water to optimize your results.
Repeat the test, if it still doesn’t work, maybe it’s blocked at a deeper place, at the connection pipe. This is the link between the pump and the nozzle in your Audi Q3.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should find the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to tidy them and of course make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures described above. When they are cleaned, you should be able to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in correctly, and repeat the test on your Audi Q3. If it still doesn’t work, you now know that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
From there, you should then check the pump. It is the one who starts the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Audi Q3’s hood.
First test to find out if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are expected to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this suggests that that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very simple thing to do . First, take out the two screws that enable it to be fixed on your Audi Q3.
Then, you must find two power wires. They are mostly black and red. They have to be disconnected, but be aware, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you would create a short circuit on your Audi Q3. A little tip to remember: the red wire represents the + terminal. For example, place a piece of red tape on it to be certain you can find it. Do the same with the black tape on the bollard – . Thanks to this, you should be able to reconnect the wire of the right color without any problem later on.
Once completed, you can do away with the old pump and place the new pump on your Audi Q3. Reconnect the cables in the right way using the tip, then just screw the two retaining screws back on.
Now run a test again.
Everything should be back to normal by now.
If you have any additional questions about the Audi Q3, do not hesitate to consult our Audi Q3 category.