Heated washer jets

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  1. Paul

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    As it say's, when are my windscreen washer jets heated?

    Are they linked to the outside temp' gauge or maybe the rear heated window switch?

    I never noticed any steam from the water last winter.

    One for you Koolvin <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> .
     
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    Is that not an overpriced option to get the water bottle heated?


    or are the jets standard?
     
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    It's the actual jets that are heated, there are two wires going to each jet.

    They are standard fitments and are not on the invoice as &nbsp;extra's.
     
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    How do I know if I have them or not? &nbsp;Can these things be retrofitted easily? &nbsp;#### another mod I *neeeeeeeeeed* <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    Im sure i have seen steam rise from them in the winter mornings like the mirrors do.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Shude @ Sep. 24 2002,10:51)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">How do I know if I have them or not?  Can these things be retrofitted easily?  #### another mod I *neeeeeeeeeed* <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    I only found out when the pipe to one of the jets became detached.

    On my E-class I have a grill on the bonnet, so when you lift up the bonnet there's a plastic base to the grill which unclips.
    You can then access the jets and pipe work, that's when I noticed the wires going to them.

    If you look around the bonnet hinges you will see the pipe and if like mine you will see the wires for the jets aswell.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Paul @ Sep. 22 2002,20:39)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">One for you Koolvin <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> .</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    All W202's and W210's have the heated washer jets, its just that they are 'pants' A heated water resevoir would be really cool!!!..

    Each time the ignition i sturned on they are on a timer, same as the side mirrors.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Sep. 25 2002,10:33)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">All W202's and W210's have the heated washer jets, its just that they are 'pants' A heated water resevoir would be really cool!!!..

    Each time the ignition i sturned on they are on a timer, same as the side mirrors.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    I saw the water steam off my windscreen once. &nbsp;I thought that was because I had pressed the heated windscreen (climate control - hot air only) button about 10 minutes earlier.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Sep. 25 2002,10:33)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">

    Each time the ignition i sturned on they are on a timer, same as the side mirrors.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Do they heat every time you start the car, or just when you turn on the heated rear window?

    The mirrors heat with the r/window, is this correct?
    <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    the mirrors/jets heat with the ignition, not with the rear heater afaik
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Sep. 25 2002,20:42)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">the mirrors/jets heat with the ignition, not with the rear heater afaik</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    And finally <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> , is this every single time you start the car regardless of outside temp' or is it tied in with ext' temp' gauge?
     
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    regardless of temp outside and everytime ignition is turned on!!!

    so not too sophisticated huh?
     
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    On my E Class (1999 facelift E220CDi auto, silver, with xenons), the heated mirrors are switched on when the outside temperature falls below something like 8 degrees. I had to have the driver's dimming mirror replaced as it had gone permanently dark and I asked the workshop about the heating at that time.
     
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    Hi guys,
    I see a few people have said the heated washer jets are "pants" and can see why! After driving about 20 minutes this morning on the way to work (temperature gauge: -1.0C), still couldn't get any fluid through the jets, even though the pump was whizzing away, and the fluid is supposedly protected to -20C. Is this just because they are pants, or perhaps that all the zymol around them melts at a higher temperature?? Felt a big stupid in traffic today with the wiper blade going and no liquid coming out!
     
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    youre talking like its something out of ice station zebra up here :D

    Just now its 10 degrees and sunny , and youre not going that much further north than i am just now. Ive got my screenwash at 1:1 and thats more than sufficent for the early mornings. neat screenwash is for -34 or something silly :cool:
     
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    yep, sunny over here too.

    i use the MB washer juice. (yes, i'm probably chucking money away). however, 1/4 of a bottle of the blue stuff and 1 of the pink in winter and my jets have never frozen yet. :)
     
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    I used to empty the reserviour every night and only put a pint of warm water (with a drop of screenwash) in every morning, that way it's never going to freeze because there's none in it overnight ;) . Cheap or what? :D
     
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    I'm amazed, your roads must be very clean and salt free.

    I used about 2 litres of washer just on the way to work this morning!!! How can one teeny weeny bottle of MB washer fluid last all winter?

    Mine keep freezing and the mix must be at least 1:1, going for a near neat cocentrate next time I top up (soon!)
     
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    Don't get me started on the size of the washer bottle. The on on the W203 is tiny. Like 3 litres. and a lovely malfunction followed by a lovely wee picture of your windscreen come up to annoy you :mad:

    Ive started keeping a 2 litre bottle of mineral water in my boot and a 1l bottle of screenwash as i seem to go through tonnes of it at this time of year.

    but , 3 litres is piss poor TBH . The one on our w210 is like 6.5 litres :eek:
     

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