: Are the windshield washer nozzles easy to remove?

11-10-12, 03:23 PM
I ask, because the one for the passenger's side has been at least 80% plugged up since getting the car, and it's not getting better.

I tried clearing it with a thumbtack, but no dice.

I really do not want to pull the sound/heat pad off the hood, but I may have no choice.


11-10-12, 03:29 PM
I'm just guessing here but more than likely you'll have to remove the pad, or at least half of it

11-10-12, 05:04 PM
Yeah, after looking at and playing with it a bit, I think you're right.

11-11-12, 01:51 PM
Take the washer hose loose farther back from the nozzle. Use a bristle from a wire brush to poke in the nozzle and then blow in the nozzle with compressed air from a hose or aerosol can. You might have to blow both ways a couple of times.

11-13-12, 07:57 AM
Thanks. Yeah, I wanted to avoid the air thing, in case the end pops off the nozzle, but again, there may be no reasonable alternative.

11-17-12, 05:44 PM
I have a 2008 STS and 1 of the nozzels stuck.. Remove the hood shroud and the hoses to the nozzels and the nozzels just pop out.. They seem to be a check valve type... After playing around with it they are good to go and now work fine.

11-17-12, 06:27 PM
^^^ That sounds like headlight washers.