Having a working windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving ease, but it is important to know that this also implies your safety at the wheel because of the importance of visibility when driving your Cadillac SRX.
In this article we will explain step by step how to spot the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Cadillac SRX:
First thing to look out for before handling, have you filled your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what causes prevent your equipment from functioning properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Cadillac SRX
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main factor that may stop your equipment from working. To stop this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes make it possible for the product to be propelled onto your Cadillac SRX’s windshield. It is very likely that they are clogged, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can start by trying to blow, yourself or with some efficient equipment, such as a bicycle pump or ideally the tire inflator at your gas station.
How to fix wipers that no longer work
If nothing can be done, try to get yourself a thin, durable object, such as a paper clip, that will allow you to access the interior without losing a piece. We recommend that you also use a mixture of vinegar and hot water to optimize your results.
Repeat the test, if it still doesn’t work, maybe it’s obstructed at a deeper place, at the connection pipe. This is the link between the pump and the nozzle in your Cadillac SRX.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should find the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to clean them and of course make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures described above. When they are cleaned, you should manage to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in properly, and repeat the test on your Cadillac SRX. If it still doesn’t work, you now understand that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
After that, you should consequently check the pump. It is the one who starts the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Cadillac SRX’s hood.
First test to ascertain if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are supposed to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this suggests that that it does not work. It will then have to be replaced.
It is a very simple thing to do . First, remove the two screws that allow it to be fixed on your Cadillac SRX.
Then, you must find two power wires. They are generally black and red. They need to be disconnected, but be careful, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you would undoubtedly create a short circuit on your Cadillac SRX. A little tip to remember: the red wire represents the + terminal. For example, put a piece of red tape on it to be certain you can find it. Do the same with the black tape on the bollard – . Thanks to this, you definately will reconnect the wire of the right color without any problem later on.
Once completed, you can dispose of the old pump and place the new pump on your Cadillac SRX. Reconnect the cables correctly using the tip, then just screw the two retaining screws back on.
Now run a test again.
Everything should be back to normal by now.
If perhaps you have any further questions about the Cadillac SRX, do not hesitate to consult our Cadillac SRX category.