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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

i was using distilled water (as i have a distiller) in the hope that would leave less water marks

i found that after a couple of tanks ... i presume the conductivity went to zero with distilled water

when i filled with tap water again - light went off

moral of story : don't use distilled water

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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

Ok, stupid question....maybe.
Could the Rain-X be mixed with something else to avoid the issue?
Or what about other de-icing washer fluids?
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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

This has been an issue in Dodge Ram trucks since 2009. The Rain-X stops the sensor from functioning. Some people have put resistors in the sensor plug and taped it over to keep the light on the dash off. Others(like myself) have decided to not use Rain-X fluid. I apply the solution to our Ram and JGC windshields. 5 mins of that is better than cleaning the sensor every few weeks or ghetto installing a resistor like some have done.
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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

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No need to replace the sensor. Replace the fluid.
Exactly! It's not rocket science, guys! Sometimes wet sensors are affected by the chemical composition in the liquid . . . the washer sensor obviously doesn't like RainX. So stop using it! Flush & fill with a different brand & your problem is solved!
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Exactly! It's not rocket science, guys! Sometimes wet sensors are affected by the chemical composition in the liquid . . . the washer sensor obviously doesn't like RainX. So stop using it! Flush & fill with a different brand & your problem is solved!
Agreed, I switched off it after the sensor got coated and threw a light. Rainx fluid has a different conductivity than most fluids and what the sensor was designed for.
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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

Had the same problem with the washer fluid light staying on. Dropped it off at the dealer and they called me in the afternoon and said that they replaced the sensor. When I went to pick up the car, they said that the cause of the problem was rain-x and even though they replaced the sensor under warranty this time, If I continued to use rain-x, I would have to pay for repair if it happened again - which surprised me because there is nothing in the owners manual regarding recommended washer fluids. I use rain-x in my wife's Honda with no sensor problems. Will stop using rain-x from now on. I guess I'll have to put the bottles of rain-x I have sitting in my garage on Craigslist or Ebay



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Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

Has anyone used the Mopar brand washer fluid in their Jeep with success? I just bought 2 jugs of Mopar branded fluid from Morris 4x4 Center and I just received it yesterday. Here are the links to what I purchased, Morris was the cheapest place I could find it online with shipping included.
Mopar Complete Windshield Washer Fluid, 64 Oz. Bottle - 68044762AA

Mopar Rain Repellant Windshield Washer Fluid, 64 Oz. Bottle - 5139804AA

I have not gotten through the fluid that was put in at the dealer/factory when I ordered my Jeep yet so I was going to stop by my local dealer to see what they sell the above products for and what they recommend I use.
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