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Is it possible to turn off the headlight washers via VIDA? They waste so much fluid and covers the front if the car with it.

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Idk.. just pop the fuse out.

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Idk.. just pop the fuse out.

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+1 that was the first thing I did when I got the car. Lame feature.
 

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+1 that was the first thing I did when I got the car. Lame feature.
I use it when we get into the heavy snow / salt months but for like 9 months out of the year it just pisses fluid all over the car for no reason.

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I use it when we get into the heavy snow / salt months but for like 9 months out of the year it just pisses fluid all over the car for no reason.

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Any dash message when pulling fuse? I avoid the windshield washer for your exact reason.
 

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Any dash message when pulling fuse? I avoid the windshield washer for your exact reason.
Nope

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Washer fluid is like $2 a gallon and a gallon lasts me a year or more. If that's breaking your bank, there are probably other places to look for economising first.
 

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Washer fluid is like $2 a gallon and a gallon lasts me a year or more. If that's breaking your bank, there are probably other places to look for economising first.
You clearly didn't read the comments. It sprays the whole front of your freshly detailed car with methanol which leaves wonderful streaks and spots.

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Washer fluid is like $2 a gallon and a gallon lasts me a year or more. If that's breaking your bank, there are probably other places to look for economising first.
You clearly didn't read the comments. It sprays the whole front of your freshly detailed car with methanol which leaves wonderful streaks and spots.
What are you mixing with your washer fluid that it's leaving steaks and spots? Can't say I have that problem at all.
 

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What are you mixing with your washer fluid that it's leaving steaks and spots? Can't say I have that problem at all.
No one said anything about saving money; it's a matter of disabling a worthless feature that, in my opinion, is ineffective.
 

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Is it easy to reach that fuse? Isn't it in a panel covered by another fuse panel?

My car is white, and I don't like bathing the hood in blue-green fluid.
 

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Any dash message when pulling fuse? I avoid the windshield washer for your exact reason.
No dash light, but Vida will have a code as long as the fuse it out.

Is it easy to reach that fuse? Isn't it in a panel covered by another fuse panel?

My car is white, and I don't like bathing the hood in blue-green fluid.
Mine is in my XC60. It was a little odd the way the first panel comes up, but I forget exactly how to do it now, if it's even the same on your car as mine.
 

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No one said anything about saving money; it's a matter of disabling a worthless feature that, in my opinion, is ineffective.
Your right, and why try to shame someone even "if" they wanted to save fluid? so what?
Who's trying to shame anyone? I just don't see the point when fluid is cheap and shouldn't be leaving streaks or spots unless it's contaminated.

OP complained that it "wastes" fluid, which suggested that he's concerned about using too much. I attempted (and clearly failed) to point out humorously that there's no need to worry about wasting something so cheap. But hey, it's the internet so I guess I'm evil. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For whatever it's worth, I apologise for failing to remember that a joking tone does not translate well into text. I assure you that in person it would have come off differently.
 

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The only reason I keep mine on is to spray the person driving too close behind me. It sends 2 huge mist clouds around the car


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To save my washer fluid I tailgate Seamus to get a free windshield wash from his fluid.
 

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You can also pull Relay R1 if that's easier to get to. No idea where this is though but an easier solution if you don't want the headlight washers to operate is to quickly pull and release the washer stalk. This activates the windshield washer pump but not the headlight washer. I've been doing this for years. Just a few quick pulls puts enough fluid on the windshield without getting the headlights washed. This way if you want the headlights washed from road salt or mud they are available to you. Win win.
 

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Is it easy to reach that fuse? Isn't it in a panel covered by another fuse panel?

My car is white, and I don't like bathing the hood in blue-green fluid.
The fuse is in the box under the hood - once you identify the number, it's easy enough to pull out.
 

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Who's trying to shame anyone? I just don't see the point when fluid is cheap and shouldn't be leaving streaks or spots unless it's contaminated.

OP complained that it "wastes" fluid, which suggested that he's concerned about using too much. I attempted (and clearly failed) to point out humorously that there's no need to worry about wasting something so cheap. But hey, it's the internet so I guess I'm evil. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

For whatever it's worth, I apologise for failing to remember that a joking tone does not translate well into text. I assure you that in person it would have come off differently.
I literally go thru a gallon a week during the winter months because of this feature, but I can go all summer on 1 gallon

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