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1998 Dash light for Wiper Fluid

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:53 PM
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So very [img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]why my float/sensor for the Wiper Fluid reservor's will not tell my idot dash light to go off. Anyone have this problem ?? Front Reservordoesn'tlook easy to remove, and assume rear is behind rear hatch panel ?? Filled up washer fluid in summer, then in a couple days, light finally went out. Light back on again, & filled up weeks ago, yet will not sense?


Went with a de-icer type of fluid last winter, and ever since seams to be an issue once "warms" up the senser is ok. Once it gets cooler, < 40F then does not sense fluid. Probably not issue, yet just past 12 mo. obs.


Just wonder if anyone with 98 or year has had same issue??


Thanks!! Now onto bigger issues, like replace CV Boots!!
 
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:02 PM
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MIne did it too, only my light never went back out. The last time I took it in
for serving, they just took it out.
 
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:29 PM
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Follow-up....Just for any ref. (never


Ended up buying a new water bottle sensor $35, replaced, and it didn''t fix issue. Ref. the Ford Serv. Manual for year (off ebay), and looks like would need to check voltage (Multimeter) in run. So guess I should have invested in a voltage meter upfront, and not the sensor. Oh well.....


Just unplugged the sensor at the base of res., and elect. tape over to keep grit out. At least lights off....



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Old 02-22-2009, 09:36 PM
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I know the "sensor" in my 88 MGM is just 2 contacts that conduct through the fluid. if there''s no current, the idiot light comes on. Seems to be a little different in the later models (go figure). It may be the same, but made in a module instead of into the tank. If that''s the case, there may be some gunk clogging the holes to the sensor. If the fluid can''t get to the sensor, the sensor will think there''s no fluid in the tank.
 
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:55 PM
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That''s why they call them dummy lights. I mean come on, who doesn''t know when they''re out of washer fluid? I want to say "just unplug it and forget it", but sometimes you just have the need to know why. LOL!
 
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:49 AM
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Egg-sactly... the big why? Agree, just another elect. relay...


Guess it''s (was)a good excuse to buy a meter!


Cleaned the bottle when I put new sensor in, so must not be getting current. For now, it''s just unplugged to a $30+ idiot end, so guess who''s the idiot for buying a sensor and not a meter!


Oh well, onto bigger issues w/elect. on my L.C. Appreciate the reply''s....


Geoff
 
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