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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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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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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.
There is a float switch at the bottom of the reservoir that closes a circuit when the float drops due to low fluid level. You can disable the light by reaching around the rubber flap under the driver side bumper, feeling around the bottom of the reservoir for the 2 wires going into the connector that goes to the float switch and disconnecting it by pushing in a tab and pulling downwards. Just let it hang and you’ll see that the washer light comes on when you start the vehicle and then goes off and stays off.
 
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