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Fixed the Washer Fluid Indicator

I fixed the Washer Fluid Indicator and it was a piece of cake! It was telling me that I needed to add washer fluid even after I did.


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Thanks, Shadly 1. Very interesting "solution." Added to the DIY & FAQ in the "Electrical" DIY section.

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So thinking about my regimen for washer fluid, I realized why I don't have this issue.

Having decrusted and degunked a ton washer nozzles over the 30 years I've been stricken with the Benz Bug, I exclusively use distilled water and a squirt of Dawn (sodium sulfate and more!) dishwashing liquid for my washer fluid.

So, what I'm after here is instead of dissolving salt you can just give it a squirt of soap! Usually when I get the low fluid warning I'll stop by a drug store and pick up a gallon of distilled water and just use the little bottle of Dawn I have in the trunk.

Mind you all of this works because I live where it rarely freezes. When I did leave where it would freeze in the winter I just added rubbing alcohol to lower the freezing point of the water.

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Hmm, it never occurred to me that there were minerals in dish soap. My brain jumped to salt or baking soda and I was out of baking soda. I also have a liquid mineral supplement I wanted to try. I am curious to come up with a "borderline" mix and measure conductivity.

I'm most likely in the exact same climate as you so I could get away with the soap trick.
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