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post #16 of 68 (permalink) Old 13th December 2005
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Originally Posted by Horatio
I drove one for over three years and never noticed! I just assumed that they were fixed, seeing as they stuck out of the bumper so much and looked like they could achieve a perfectly good aim at the lights from there. Still, I suppose you don't get to see them 'do their thing' when you're sitting in the driver's seat.

I'll go and hit myself with the fish of stupidity now.
I would probably have driven mine for three years before I noticed the pop ups but seeing your post I checked mine and sure enough they are a source of amusement to anyone who sees them. I have had my Laguna for 4 months now!

I think Renault have a policy of trying to fit every electronic gadget to their cars they can find in the hope they will soon go wrong so bumping up their profits, they do not really clean the headlights, if you washed your car just by spraying a hosepipe over it it would not be any cleaner when it dried out!
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just to let you know i have just picked my laguna II from renault main dealer for the same problem the drivers side head light washer stayed up and the passenger side wsher did not come up at all , so in it went , they told me that the warranty did not cover this as they are liable to wear and tear so 130 out of pocket and they are now working, hope this helps
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Ouch - yes the info is very helpful if you can you provide the part numbers listed on your bill together with a breakdown of the costs for referance...

Btw the pressurized headlamp washers are a european wide legal requirement for any vehicle fitted with Xenon headlights. As is the requirement for a beam aim self leveling system which is also included in the Lag II higher spec models with xenon's..

If anyone beleives their system is not washing the headlights correctly then their must be a fault somewhere as mine almost strip the paint off the car and are very effective at keeping winter road salt grim from dimming my beams on long motorway journeys..

The only prob I have ever had was a loose colour coded cover which with a little of infamous careful wiggling snapped back into position..

Seems silicon is the best bet for a temporary fix if 130 is too hard to swallow..
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Some things never change.

Not strictly on-topic, but to do with the headlight washers - I've just gone out to my car to put a fridge on the back seat (don't ask) and noticed the ever so familiar puddle of screenwash collecting just in front of the NSF wheel. Yes, I've gone and parked it with the driver's side slightly elevated and it's 'peeing' my screenwash all over the tarmac.

I had this problem fixed on the old car at least twice. Call me an optimist, but I wasn't expecting to have to go through it all over again. Still it's reassuring to know that if Renault's build quality can't manage to be good, it can at least manage to be consistent. (That's not entirely fair, but I liked the sound of it.)

And I'm still looking for the cup holder.
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Apologies for raising this topic from the dead again, but I just spotted a post in this thread by L2O showing the following diagram:

Going by this, it looks like that if I remove relay R6 I can disable the headlight washer jets. Is this correct, and if so can I expect any nasty side-effects (for example, Serv lighting up on the dashboard or something else not working)?
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