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For the first time, in a mk2 since my passat, i had to drive in the snow/sleet today/this weekend and it inspired me. I want heated windwheild washer nozzels...no, it is not enough for me to have de-icer or low freezing point wahser fluid.
I assume that these were standard equiptment somewhere in the world...canadia (yes, i know that is mispelled
), europe? Anyone know?
My car is equiped with heated mirrors, can i mod the nozzels from a b3/4 passat, golf/jetta? Is there a connector in my engine bay for them already? (I would look at the wireing diagrams in my bentley, but it is not with me right now). I used to have a b4 passat and it had them, they were very similiar to the nozzels on my jetta gli now, so i thought that it might be an easy mod...even if i had to do my own wireing...just tap into the heated mirrors wiring. Anyone done this?


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Re: Mk2 Heated Windsheild Washers? (duff_man2000)

I think that i'll continue in my quest for the heated nozzels...it cannot be that hard of a mod and they worked pretty good in my passat. I remember driving from NM to CO on time this winter over Raton Pass my nozzels had frozen over and would not spray at all (it was REALLY cold...esp with wind chill going 80mpg), i flipped on the defroster/heated mirrors/heated nozzels, 10 mins, good as new! That is why i want them now!!!
quote:[HR][/HR]So it sounds like you should just take a pitcher of hot water from your sink in the morning and dump it on your window....i know that de-icer crap doesn't do your windows and wipers any favors...[HR][/HR]​
A bucket of hot water is just going to defrost my windsheild, as soon as i get on the freeway and get sprayed with muddy mist, then i will need the nozzels again to clean the window not to mention that the water will freeze over again. I will need to clean off the muddy mist and the nozzels might or might not work! That is my logic now.
 

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Re: Mk2 Heated Windsheild Washers? (rogo)

humm, good idea! Thanx...
Doing both would be the best of both worlds...i wonder if it is overkill?
Isn't that what tuning is about? OVERKILL?
 

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Re: Mk2 Heated Windsheild Washers? (SidRocco)

quote:[HR][/HR]Hey hey hey....Being in Minnesota-- You may be onto something here... What Passat did you have that they were on? Like parz said, they should be fairly simple to connect to the rear window de-frogger...
You guys that have block heaters-- Does that stay warm enough to keep the whole engine bay warm? Or just the oil and such....
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mine were from a b4 passat, and they looked remarkably similiar to the mk2 sprayers so i am hopeing that they are the same, they only had one wire going to each (i assume that they grounded to the hood which means that you should really make sure that your ground/safety strap to the hood is in good working order).
Good point about the block heater, that might kill two birds with one stone...too bad i park in an underground parking facility without any outlets!
 

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Re: Mk2 Heated Windsheild Washers? (vw problems)

quote:[HR][/HR]here is just one off the top of my head ...take the big line from your colant resivor and lengthen it with a new peice and wrap it around the washer tank like two coils then to where its susposed to go ...heated resivor there u go [HR][/HR]​
That is a good idea! Rigged and ugly, but a good idea none the less. Watch as lucaq now does all of the mentioned mods, heated nozzels, JCW line heaters and the coolant line tank heating trick and breaks his windsheild as a result because the water is too darn hot! Either that or i will be using them sometime when i have my sunroof open and i will scald myself with hot washer fluid
 

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Re: Mk2 Heated Windsheild Washers? (G60syncro)

quote:[HR][/HR]What kind of windshield washer fluid do you guys have??? We in Bloody-cold-livin'-in-igloo-Canada get the fluid that good till -45C... that converts to aboot -50F... Plenty cold eh??
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I think that we have low temp stuff out here too, but i don't think it is that low! I am going to do the rain-x de-icer...it worked really well and left a nice new treatment of rain-x everytime that you used it. The rain-x even made it easier to get ice off of the windsheild. So I am going to change my fluid (my blue stuff now freezes) in addition to the heated nozzels
quote:[HR][/HR]Oh and on My Jetta I did the heated washer nozzle thing... grabbed them from a Passat in the junkyard. You'll have to file out the mounting holes a bit, 'cause they need to be bigger. And I wired it with my defrost switch because I did'nt have heated mirrors on mine (This was my diesel POS Jetta that barely ran let alone have any convenience features!!)[HR][/HR]​
I KNEW IT!!! I had a feeling that the passat ones would work...i don't know if it will be easier to wire them to the mirrors or the regular defrost switch...i am still hopeing that since i have heated mirrors that there is a unused wire for it somewhere in my engine bay, that is how it was for my fogs and it worked out quite nicely...little wire just hangin' there asking to be used for the fogs...let's keep our fingers crossed (i am going to look in my bentley when i get home for 91 GLI german production and see).
quote:[HR][/HR]Now if you want the ultimate, you need to get the heated seat mod... that's the only thing keeping me from swapping mine for sportier seats with better support... Mine heat me butt in the winter, and keep me happy while it's cold out there!!
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That is next on my list of winter mods, i had the cold weather package on my passat and it was so nice! My friend has the heated seat pads so i am going to see if i can get them from him (i don't know if they will work on his new Recaro SRDs or not, but i think that they will work on my stock Recaros. G60Synco, why don't you take the pads out of your old seat and wire them into some recaros or something?? Then you get the best of both worlds. I know that there are some companies out there that sell the heating pads, do a search on the vortex for the links...i think that they were like $30-50/ pad kinda steep, but i bet you could find better prices or tear some out of a junk car.
 
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