changing washer bottle on a C5 Mk1

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changing washer bottle on a C5 Mk1

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Has anybody ever done this. I filled mine last night and empty this morning. Assume the bottle is cracked and not a split hose as I have lost the complete contents.
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Post by wheeler »

Once you have removed the front bumper its easy to get. Removing the bumper is much easier than it looks.
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Post by Paul-R »

It may not be the bottle but one of the pumps.

Still have to remove the bumper though...
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There is only one pump, two outlets and the pump rotation determines which outlet is fed. The Exclusive with Xenons and washers has another pump for that, I believe.

Bumper is quite easy to remove.
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Post by Paul-R »

To clarify:

If your car DOESN'T have headlamp washers there's only one pump for both front and rear screens. It's only if you have headlamp washers (as I do) that there's a second pump.
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Post by StevieOMG »

Many thanks. It is a single pump (replaced last year). The pump is working. Can hear the pump and if I fill the system and operate the pump it work, but obviously only until it quickly empties of water.
Any ideas as to where I can obtain a replacement bottle?
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Re: changing washer bottle on a C5 Mk1

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I got one from eBay, unfortunately the wrong one :(
It was in for MOT and they were going to change the pump and a headlight* while they were on with it.
They fixed the original leaking bottle with silicone.

*I'd have done it myself, easy job, but had to have the parts delivered to the garage as I'm never home daytime and work didn't like deliveries there :(
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Re: changing washer bottle on a C5 Mk1

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PS if you have a hatch thats not an exclusive, its a single pump and single outlet as there is no rear screen wash/wipe ;)