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Old 10-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #141
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Picture coming tomorrow smart (another name for donkey) When looking straight down where you fill the washer fluid you can see the reservoir clearly. Just before the thin neck rises up, you should fill it to that point. It is dark now and my camera will not show this clearly.
The point is you CAN'T see the actual fill level if it isn't already filled to the top...

And as easy as 2 torx screws are for removal of the headlight that's not something anyone has the patience to do just for checking washer fluid.

Otherwise it's pretty obvious. Once a month in summer, once a week in winter.

Not rocket science and it doesn't require moving headlights or getting your hands dirty.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #142
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Here is the pic looking from the top to the left. The blue liquid is your wiper fluid.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76874241@N06/8119135339/

Looking straight down, you can clearly see the wiper fluid level and how much you have left. It is not easy obviously, but very visible. Today there was overcast so the picture is not a clear as I would like it to be. Doesn't matter, open the hood and see for yourself.
A couple things. Where your camera/phone was placed to take your picture, it's impossible to put your head there unless you want to eat dirt and grime. The plastic is so thick you can barely even tell that there's fluid in there, let alone the level of it. And yes, I just went and looked...again. And with a destroyed lower back it's far from easy.

The whole point of this thread is the car is supposed to have a feature that hasn't been working on a lot of cars. It's something that makes up part of the price, so it should work.

I don't understand why people come in to these threads to do nothing but cause trouble and be know-it-alls, making points that are completely wrong. If you have nothing helpful to say, stay out. How hard is that?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #143
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And yes, I just went and looked...again. And with a destroyed lower back it's far from easy.

The whole point of this thread is the car is supposed to have a feature that hasn't been working on a lot of cars. It's something that makes up part of the price, so it should work.
That's right! If there is a sensor, the consumers paid for it.

To the other user, I don't understand what the brand of the car has to do with anything. It's not a Lexus or an Audi, but a Hyundai Equus sure as hell better have this feature. Small cars are becoming more complex in the US and it's not too much to ask for a feature that was advertised as a part of the vehicle especially when the fix is simply changing a single value in the software.

No one needs this feature to live. But not everyone needs power steering, but you'd sure as hell be complaining if it failed on your car.
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I agree with the nothing to say part that doesn't contribute to the post. You made it a point saying that you cannot tell the level of the washer fluid, without removing the headlight. I am only 5'7", I did not do any special yoga pose to take that picture. You don't need to stretch your back in an awkward way to see the level of the fluid either. Plus I was answering Sonics post about how I may have not opened the hood of the car. I live in Toronto Canada so the road salt and snow combination is going to affect me and I need washer fluid all the time.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:43 AM   #145
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A couple things. Where your camera/phone was placed to take your picture, it's impossible to put your head there unless you want to eat dirt and grime. The plastic is so thick you can barely even tell that there's fluid in there, let alone the level of it. And yes, I just went and looked...again. And with a destroyed lower back it's far from easy.

The whole point of this thread is the car is supposed to have a feature that hasn't been working on a lot of cars. It's something that makes up part of the price, so it should work.

I don't understand why people come in to these threads to do nothing but cause trouble and be know-it-alls, making points that are completely wrong. If you have nothing helpful to say, stay out. How hard is that?
Because he needs to pad his post count and feel good.

He also did a good job in derailing the thread.
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No one needs this feature to live. But not everyone needs power steering, but you'd sure as hell be complaining if it failed on your car.
I'd rather not have it...if it was built without a p/s rack. I wonder how hard it would be to turn the wheel on this car if the electronic p/s unit stopped working. Would it be more difficult than a hydraulic system if the pump went? I'd rather not find out and I'm going a little off topic.

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I agree with the nothing to say part that doesn't contribute to the post. You made it a point saying that you cannot tell the level of the washer fluid, without removing the headlight. I am only 5'7", I did not do any special yoga pose to take that picture. You don't need to stretch your back in an awkward way to see the level of the fluid either. Plus I was answering Sonics post about how I may have not opened the hood of the car. I live in Toronto Canada so the road salt and snow combination is going to affect me and I need washer fluid all the time.
Nobody needs to do a special yoga pose to take that picture. Arms have reach and rotation. You have no idea of my back or my range of motion so you can't really comment on what's awkward or not (for me) to be able to even look at the reservoir. And I'm going to repeat it again since I'm not the only one who's said it. You CAN'T see the actual fluid level.

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Because he needs to pad his post count and feel good.

He also did a good job in derailing the thread.
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I'd rather not have it...
Haha, right? We've already got people pulling Fuse 19 (ABS/TC/etc.) left and right anyway.

EDIT: Sorry, you're right. Totally off-topic.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #148
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I agree with the nothing to say part that doesn't contribute to the post. You made it a point saying that you cannot tell the level of the washer fluid, without removing the headlight. I am only 5'7", I did not do any special yoga pose to take that picture. You don't need to stretch your back in an awkward way to see the level of the fluid either. Plus I was answering Sonics post about how I may have not opened the hood of the car. I live in Toronto Canada so the road salt and snow combination is going to affect me and I need washer fluid all the time.
Bravo, you can open your hood and take a bad picture...


The fact of the matter as stated previously... You came in here acting like a know it all on a subject where the information you brought was not asked for or needed and you have derailed a thread that had been fairly civil. You can ONLY see the filler neck from the engine bay without removing a headlight, that was all I and Beta were trying to say. There isn't a beautiful line to fill to.

With that said... A good maintenance schedule as alluded to by many would make this feature almost unneeded but it was designed into the car, we paid for the tech and the TSB is there for a reason.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:06 AM   #149
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Life must be good...fifteen pages on washer fluid indication, gotta love it.
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Well, I've had the car since June and haven't used all the fluid that was originally put in the car yet. At least, I've not run out, and I had no message telling me that I did run out either. Hopefully I'll be able to actually use all of it before the winter to confirm whether I'm getting a message or not.
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