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View Poll Results: Headlight washers
Useless 23 44.23%
Usefull 12 23.08%
Don't have em. 17 32.69%
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:11 AM   #16
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Very usefull IF done correctly.

Most of the spray nozzles are lame, and they don't do much for clearing the headlamps. They either spray in the wrong direction, don't spray enough of liquid or spray with too low of a flow.
Then, of course, you have the dumb BMW spray nozzles which come on every seventh pull of the windscreen wiper/washer lever - or something like that - that's what my dealer told me once, since it was not documented in the Manual.
On most other cars, the headlamp washers have their own separate switch, and can be activated any time one wants to.

Of course, spray nozzles combined with the wipers are the best, but there is a tradeoff; they're causing air-drag. Wipers can also freeze-up if covered by snow or ice rendering them useless.

BTW, headlamp washers are mandatory nowdays in central, and northern EU countries; same thing with the ABS brakes, rear fog lamp, and driver adjustable levelling headlamps (or fully automatic types).
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:55 AM   #17
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they look purdy.
but don't have them so I can't comment.

They DO????? Mine don't, they're huge ugly black blocks!

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Old 12-08-2004, 11:11 AM   #18
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They DO????? Mine don't, they're huge ugly black blocks!

I just say that because it's an option my car doesn't have. Maybe I'll do what bimmersport (Charlie) did... find a couple washers off a wrecked e36 and silicone them to the bumper. They're not hooked up, they don't work... but it add's fictional value to the car. (like my M3 bumpers)
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:25 AM   #19
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i have only one headlight washer, lost one on the way to quebec once. so it is half useful, anyhow if anyone has one for sale please let me know....
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:12 PM   #20
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useless & breaks almost all the time, Fil those headlight wipers still work? if they do that will be very rare

Yes they do....well, they move and spray, but the blades are gone so they dont do anything!!! I HATE the look and want to get some euro light if i still have the car next year....
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:14 PM   #21
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Ive never had them, so I cant comment on their effectiveness.

However, living in a rural/country area, the headlights in the winter get dirty all the time, so they seem like a solution to the problem of washing them at every gas station
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:46 PM   #22
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they actually do work
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:41 PM   #23
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I have wipers on my Volvo and it helps. If youre not going to wash your car often in the winter, the wipers and fluid get teh lights clean well.
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:53 PM   #24
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I've got them on my car. They come every few times I spray the windshield. They don't do much except for shooting some fluid at the front lights, which EFFECTIVELY goes all over my CLEAN car...........
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:49 PM   #25
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I just say that because it's an option my car doesn't have. Maybe I'll do what bimmersport (Charlie) did... find a couple washers off a wrecked e36 and silicone them to the bumper. They're not hooked up, they don't work... but it add's fictional value to the car. (like my M3 bumpers)

no way, there is no way Charlie would do that

you kidding, right?
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:00 PM   #26
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no way, there is no way Charlie would do that

you kidding, right?
wanna bet?
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:17 PM   #27
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not kidding.
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Old 12-08-2004, 08:40 PM   #28
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Useless. I'm so happy the M5 doesn't have them. The 535 had the winter package and all it did was make me do more strokes with the wipers because after the main jets would finish, the headlight ones would keep blowing, spraying crap on my clean windshield.
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:20 PM   #29
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99% of the time they are useless. Plus they completely soak the hood, so if your just using your wipers to clear bird shit it better to wipe it off by hand if the reat of your car is clean. Sometimes its kind of embarrasing when sitting in traffic on the hwy, all of a sudden you have Niagara Falss flowing over your hood, twice!
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #30
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I have them both on my car, and on my mom's 525i. I like them, I use them, but using them when stopped is dumb (unless you want to spray pedestrians, or soak your hood).

The washers actually clean half decently, they're not going to wax the headlights, but they do remove debris. Also, on the e34, they shoot the fog lights too.
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