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Hello! Can you help me solve the problem. My windshield washer fluid light is ON always on the panel but the my washer fluid tank is full. Thanks for the help!


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Hello! Can you help me solve the problem. My windshield washer fluid light is ON always on the panel but the my washer fluid tank is full. Thanks for the help!


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2915 Forester...me too. Reservoir filled but light still on. ??
 

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With any auto electric device, it can be anything in the circuit, and isn't necessarily the same problem in all cases.
A likely culprit would be a float switch, which is a typical mechanism to trigger the low fluid warning.. (either bad switch, connection to it or it's ground)
Take a look at your model's wiring diagram.
The other alternative is the Click and Clack Tappet Brothers' fix, which is to monitor the fluid level yourself, and put a piece of black electrical tape over the indicator...
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Hey thanks. I like the ultra low tech fix even though the light doesn't bother me and I look at it everytime I start up the car.
 

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How does the system detect fluid level? I know on VW and Mercedes, the electrical sensors get contaminated if you are using any RAINX fluid washer. And as soon as you switch back to the non-RAINX stuff the problem goes away.
 

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anyone found a solution to this?
Unless the low level sensor is built into the washer pump itself, I can't find any sensor in the washer tank.
Maybe its a maintenance schedule reminder thing. Just like how you can set up oil change or tire rotation reminders. I'll check it out on my car the next time I drive it.
 
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