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Old 07-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default 2012 Windshield Washer Spray Pattern

On my 2012 Impreza
My Windshield washer spray pattern does not seam to hit the drivers side very effectively.

Is anyone else having a similar issue?

Is there away to adjust the spray pattern or direction with these washer nozzles?


Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Just take a safety pin or paper clip and stick it in the nozzle holes and adjust accordingly. At least that is how it was on my old car. Have you looked in the owners manual yet?
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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i got mine adjusted when i took it in for first oil change (mine was lower on the driver side than on the passenger side and didnt hit the top), sprays great now.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #4
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I seem to have the same problem too. Do you know how they adjusted it?
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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I also have the same problem.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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I asked my dealership about this, and they say that is how it is designed. If you look at the nozzle and the cowl, it is designed to point more toward the center of the windshield.

Something about the aerodynamics of the spray at 75 mph or the fact that the drivers side wiper blade is 10 feet long...

I don't have a problem with it actually cleaning the windshield, but I did notice this when I first sprayed the washer.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #7
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On my 2012 Impreza
My Windshield washer spray pattern does not seam to hit the drivers side very effectively.

Is anyone else having a similar issue?

Is there away to adjust the spray pattern or direction with these washer nozzles?


Thanks!
I was having a similar issue where my drivers side nozzle was pointed way too low. Turns out the nozzles ARE adjustable. Firstly, you do NOT want to use the pin adjustment method as is acceptable for older vehicles because the nozzle orifices are specifically shaped to produce a fan spray and are made of easy to damage plastic.

How to adjust:
Tools: Small 1/8" flat screwdriver

Above and below the orifices are horizontal slots that fit a small flat screwdriver perfectly. Insert your screwdriver in either slot and carefully adjust the nozzle up/down and left/right, as needed. You should feel and see the nozzle rotate in its housing.

Test your work, re-adjust, and enjoy!

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by ScoobyCO View Post
I was having a similar issue where my drivers side nozzle was pointed way too low. Turns out the nozzles ARE adjustable. Firstly, you do NOT want to use the pin adjustment method as is acceptable for older vehicles because the nozzle orifices are specifically shaped to produce a fan spray and are made of easy to damage plastic.

How to adjust:
Tools: Small 1/8" flat screw driver

Above and below the orifices are horizontal slots that fit a small flat screwdriver perfectly. Insert your screwdriver in either slot and carefully adjust the nozzle up/down and left/right, as needed. You should feel and see the nozzle rotate in its housing.

Test you work, readjust, and enjoy!
Good information! Thank you!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #9
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I was having a similar issue where my drivers side nozzle was pointed way too low. Turns out the nozzles ARE adjustable. Firstly, you do NOT want to use the pin adjustment method as is acceptable for older vehicles because the nozzle orifices are specifically shaped to produce a fan spray and are made of easy to damage plastic.

How to adjust:
Tools: Small 1/8" flat screwdriver

Above and below the orifices are horizontal slots that fit a small flat screwdriver perfectly. Insert your screwdriver in either slot and carefully adjust the nozzle up/down and left/right, as needed. You should feel and see the nozzle rotate in its housing.

Test your work, re-adjust, and enjoy!
YOU ARE SEX
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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How to adjust:
Tools: Small 1/8" flat screwdriver

Above and below the orifices are horizontal slots that fit a small flat screwdriver perfectly. Insert your screwdriver in either slot and carefully adjust the nozzle up/down and left/right, as needed. You should feel and see the nozzle rotate in its housing.

Test your work, re-adjust, and enjoy!
Thanks Very Much!!

I think I have dialed in just right now!!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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My drivers side was hitting low. I moved it up a little. It sprays in the center of the windshield now.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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Thanks, going to try this too.
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