Having a working windshield washer is one of the things you shouldn’t do without. First of all, we think of driving comfort, but it is necessary to know that this also implies your safety at the wheel because of the importance of field of vision when driving your Honda Insight.
In this article we will make clear step by step how to recognize the fault and solve it in order to have an effective windscreen washer.
Identify the failure of the windscreen washer of your Honda Insight:
First thing to look out for before handling, have you filled your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what motives prevent your equipment from operating properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Honda Insight
Very often, your equipment is obstructed by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main cause that may prevent your equipment from working. To remedy this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes make it possible for the solution to be propelled onto your Honda Insight’s windshield. It is very likely that they are obstructed, by accumulation of limestone, or various types of dirt. To do this, you can get started with by trying to blow, yourself or with some powerful equipment, such as a bicycle pump or preferably 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 suggest 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 Honda Insight.
To reach it, you will have to open your cover:
You should identify the two hoses specific to each nozzle. Try to tidy them and of course make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures explained above. When they are cleaned, you should be able to circulate water through them without any problems. Then plug them back in properly, and repeat the test on your Honda Insight. If it still doesn’t work, you now know that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
After that, you should then check the pump. It is the one who starts the product launch.
You will find it near the cleaning fluid reservoir under your Honda Insight’s hood.
First test to ascertain if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are expected to hear a noise when the pump is activated. In the absence of noise, this means 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 Honda Insight.
Then, you must identify two power wires. They are mostly black and red. They should always be disconnected, but be aware, they must be reconnected in the right direction afterwards, or you would undoubtedly create a short circuit on your Honda Insight. A little tip to remember: the red wire represents the + terminal. For example, place 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 remove the old pump and insert the new pump on your Honda Insight. Reconnect the cables in the right way 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 you have any further questions about the Honda Insight, do not hesitate to consult our Honda Insight category.