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Old 01-02-14, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hi, Can anyone tell me how to release the washer jets from the bonnet please, I have tried a number of times and cannot get them out, I think its these that have failed as I am getting plenty of flow but only 1 jet works and that only just hits the screen, any ideas would be appreciated, Many thanks.
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Hi Hornet1068,

Please see the following info, worked for me on drivers side,

Lift and prop the bonnet and ease-out the lower end of the bonnet insulation panel just enough to get finger-access to the inside of the panel. The supply pipe for both washer-jets is located inside here. Draw the pipe out from its location below the jet until you can get at the plastic connector which connects the supply pipe to the rubber jet pipe. To change the jet, this rubber pipe has to be disconnected from the connector and it is almost impossible to do this just by pulling. The best way to get the pipe to start moving is by inserting a flat-bladed screwdriver between the end of the pipe and the connector body and then rotating the screwdriver so that the pipe is pushed away from the connector. When the pipe has been disconnected, get a firm grip on the sides of the washer-jet body with a pair of pliers be careful of the paintwork. Rock it from side to side GENTLY whilst pulling it upwards from the bonnet top. This compresses the jet retaining clip (which is moulded into the jet body) and the jet can then be removed together with its rubber pipe. This pipe is fitted with two plastic connectors. One of them has a non-return ball valve inside it which can stick and stop the jet working. It's a waste of time trying to free the stuck ball valve as it will probably get stuck again. A new jet is the best option as the rubber pipe and valve are supplied with it (11.95). Refitting the jet can be tricky as the rubber pipe passes through the bonnet at an angle. Don't clip the jet into place until the rubber pipe has been re-attached to the connector and tried. If you can't find the end of the pipe under the insulation panel, tape a piece of wire to the pipe and guide it down through with this. Attach the pipe to the connector and then test the jet before finally clipping it into place.

NOTE! This describes the replacement of the driver-side washer jet on a '55 reg. 2.0ltr xline Peugeot 407. There may be other jet design variations. Using this method could cause some distortion of the insulation panel if you are too heavy-handed so, alternatively, the panel could be unclipped near the pipes or completely removed.

Ps, if the pliers on the washer jet body keep slipping, try to insert a screwdriver from the underside of the bonnet where the supply pipe goes in, and reach the jet from underneath, you just may be able to pop out the washer jet from there.
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Personally I wouldn't pull em out of your bonnet.
Grab yourself an air duster from amazon or somewhere (about 6)
The straw attachment in them fits well into the bottom of the jets once you disconnect the feed pipes. A quick blast will usually solve most blockages; if yiu tip the can upside down it will also expel a liquid jet which will give you a good visual indication of the jets working order.
Just don't get your hands in the way of that liquid, it's hyper cold and will cause quite bad cold burns!
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Personally I wouldn't pull em out of your bonnet.
Grab yourself an air duster from amazon or somewhere (about 6)
The straw attachment in them fits well into the bottom of the jets once you disconnect the feed pipes. A quick blast will usually solve most blockages; if yiu tip the can upside down it will also expel a liquid jet which will give you a good visual indication of the jets working order.
Just don't get your hands in the way of that liquid, it's hyper cold and will cause quite bad cold burns!
Wish I tried this first
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my bodge was an aerosol deo spray. take the press top off and push it up the nozzle. ive cleared mine out a few times that way.
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A foot pump fits perfectly on the end of the plastic union on the disconneted pipe which is helpful, although I had to replace mine in the end as were knackered. A long screwdriver in hole beneath washer jet with bonnet open, you are able to lever the one latch on the jet and gently push up, worked OK for me.
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