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 signifies your safety at the wheel because of the importance of visibility when driving your Scion xB.
In this article we will explain 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 Scion xB:
First thing to check for before handling, have you filled your cleaning fluid? If so, let’s see what causes prevent your equipment from operating properly.
Causes for wipers that no longer work on your Scion xB
Very often, your equipment is blocked by accumulated dirt or limescale. This is the main factor that may prevent your equipment from working. To remedy this, try to unclog your sprinklers. These holes allow the solution to be propelled onto your Scion xB’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 thing, such as a paper clip, that will enable 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 blocked at a deeper place, at the connection pipe. This is the link between the pump and the nozzle in your Scion xB.
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 obviously make sure they are properly connected. Use the same cleaning procedures described 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 Scion xB. If it still doesn’t work, you now understand that it doesn’t come from the sprinklers or the pipes.
From there, 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 Scion xB’s hood.
First test to ascertain if it works, when you turn on the washer, you are meant 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 enable it to be fixed on your Scion xB.
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 soon after, or you could create a short circuit on your Scion xB. A little tip to remember: the red wire symbolizes 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 Scion xB. 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.
To discover more tips on the Scion xB, take a look at the Scion xB category.