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Old 03-19-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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When ever I use the windshield washers on my 97 SSEi I get the odor from the fluid in the car. It is really bad when the heater fan is on. I have removed the plastic cover and inspected the lines and squirters and every thing appears ok. Basically no leakage there but the smell must be getting in from that area as that is the source for air for the heater fan. Is this common and is there a cure for the problem. Thanks Dan
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It is common.. I get that too when the heater is on. Basically it draws the air in from just in front of the windshield so it will draw in the smell of the fluid...
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Was thinking a possible cure might be redoing the squirters so thay are attached to the wipers instead, that way the fluid stays higher up on the windshield. My Astro van has this type. Dan
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Or turn your climate control to AUTO before squirting. This recirculates the inside air, and doesn't draw outside air from the base of the WS.
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you could do that, or, you can wire the windshield washer fluid switch, to send a signal to the climate control to go into Auto, or recirculate. THis way you spend 5 hours finding out how to do that and wire it up, rather than just pusing a button..........therefor adding to the "technology" that the bonneville already has..........

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I live in California, so I can just use water.

I do put in a shot of Jack Daniels, though, because I like the smell.
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I live in California, so I can just use water.

I do put in a shot of Jack Daniels, though, because I like the smell.
LOL. That'* awesome...

<----Another huge Jack Daniel'* fan!!!
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my dad has a BMW and from the factory it comes with isopropal alchohal, an excelent anit and de icing agent, but that Jack Daniels sounds like a much better idea!!!!!!!!

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