: Fluid leaking around head both headlights????



BigMac0603
12-23-10, 06:00 PM
I went to run a few errands this afternoon when my engine light came on. When I got home I found what looks like windshield washer fluid (light blue and clean)draining from under both front headlights. I am working on my wifes vehicle and don't have time to look at mine yet. But figured I would ask if anyone has run into this before I tear everything apart trying to find out what someone else might already know.

I am also assuming that this fluid spill and the check engine light are related. Thanks for any help you could give.

I did a quick search and didn't find anything but only tried once.

Chris

darkman
12-23-10, 06:04 PM
See attached.

kevm14
12-23-10, 07:20 PM
Make sure you top off the halogen fluid after you fix the problem, although this only affects the high beams.

repenttokyo
12-24-10, 04:12 PM
sort of on topic - how do i activate the headlight washers?

darkman
12-24-10, 04:27 PM
HEADLAMP WASHER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

HEADLAMP WASHER SYSTEM COMPONENTS
The headlamp washer system consists of the following components:


•Headlamp washer relay
•Washer fluid level switch
•Headlamp washer pump
•HDLP WASH 30 A circuit breaker
HEADLAMP WASHER SYSTEM CONTROLS
The headlamp washer system is controlled by the following components:


•Headlamp washer relay
•Dash integration module
•Washer fluid level switch
•Windshield wiper/washer switch
HEADLAMP WASHER SYSTEM OPERATION
Battery voltage is supplied to the headlamp washer relay switched input. The windshield washer pump control circuit is spliced to the headlamp washer relay. When the windshield washer switch is pressed, battery voltage is supplied on washer switch signal circuit to the headlamp washer relay which energizes the relay. This allows battery voltage from the headlamp washer relay switched input to relay switched output to supply voltage circuit of the headlamp washer pump. The windshield washer fluid level switch also provides a signal circuit to the headlamp washer relay and does not allow the relay to be energized when the fluid level is insufficient for pump operation. The dash integration module controls the ground of the headlamp washer relay and the headlamps must be on for the relay to receive ground and operate.

kevm14
12-24-10, 04:27 PM
Wash the windshield while the headlights are on. Simple, huh? I've actually never activated mine.

repenttokyo
12-25-10, 01:20 PM
cool - thanks - that makes total sense. on some of my other cars it's been after a certain number of pulls for the windshield.