Jump to content


Photo

Servicing headlight washers


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Rudedog

Rudedog

    Just grazing

  • Full Members
  • PipPip
  • 486 posts
  • Kent
  • Golf V GT Sport TDI 2.0 140PS DSG

Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:49 PM

Anybody now if there is a way of servicing headlight washers?

 

Obviously they only pop out when in use but one of mine has started to stick and not return properly into the bumper.

 

I was thinking of gently using something plastic to easy it out slightly and spray some kind of lube inside.

 

Any ideas?


5 door, Sage metallic green, Grand Prix alloys, Winter pack, Folding mirrors & extra storage.



#2 TomasLT

TomasLT

    Padawan

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1329 posts
  • northern europe
  • Golf IV Estate S TDI 1.9 ATD 100PS

Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:41 AM

They pop out, when pulled on, but be careful not to break it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#3 LR5V

LR5V

    Just grazing

  • Full Members
  • PipPip
  • 569 posts
  • Golf IV GTI 1.8T 20v AUM 150PS

Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:08 AM

whatever you use to lube make sure its a dry type, otherwise grit will stick to it creating a grinding past.



#4 gerrywac

gerrywac

    Hang on like this MKIV thing

  • Full Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3254 posts
  • West Yorks
  • Golf Match 1.9 TDI 105PS

Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:32 AM

Good point made by LR5V on using a dry lube. Conventional spray oil and grease will retain any particles of dust and dirt landing on it and turn it into an abraive paste rather than a lube.

 

Once you have it out for inpection it is worth checking if it is clogged withdirt/dust and just needs flushing out rather than lube. Many plastics are self lubricating and the mechanisms designed to work dry.

 

Another pointis that many sprays contain a petroleum based solvent to thin them which can seriously damages some plastics.

 

Also be aware some dry lubes are based on Molydenun or Graphite and are black or grey  which is not good if viisible. Those with PTFE ie "teflon" are often clear or at least less visible if that is a factor



#5 phshf

phshf

    Just grazing

  • Full Members
  • PipPip
  • 363 posts

Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

Fairy liquid works well as a lubricant and a cleaner for plastic.  Furniture polish is also good.



#6 Rudedog

Rudedog

    Just grazing

  • Full Members
  • PipPip
  • 486 posts
  • Kent
  • Golf V GT Sport TDI 2.0 140PS DSG

Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

Just sorted them out, didn't realise how far they come out when operated, look like eyes on stalks, used some PTFE spray but in the end it turned out the drivers side was slightly twisted so wasn't sitting correctly after it returned into the bumper, just needed a tweak to correct it.


5 door, Sage metallic green, Grand Prix alloys, Winter pack, Folding mirrors & extra storage.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users