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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

This is interesting:

It shows the washers actually in operation on A 2014 model. I'm still at a loss to get mine to operate. There really should be a separate activation switch.

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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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This is interesting:

It shows the washers actually in operation on A 2014 model. I'm still at a loss to get mine to operate. There really should be a separate activation switch.

Did you not read the thread? There are no washers on the '14 Overland. If you want washers, trade it in on a Summit.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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Did you not read the thread? There are no washers on the '14 Overland. If you want washers, trade it in on a Summit.
yeah, the video was from a Canadian dealer. Stupid how Jeep is an American company and they cheap out on the US model.

As for the Summit, not a fan of the seats. I prefer my Overland much better, so no chance of getting one of those. And don't have $65k lying around for an SRT.
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yeah, the video was from a Canadian dealer. Stupid how Jeep is an American company and they cheap out on the US model.

As for the Summit, not a fan of the seats. I prefer my Overland much better, so no chance of getting one of those. And don't have $65k lying around for an SRT.
The video is also a Summit.


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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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This is interesting:

It shows the washers actually in operation on A 2014 model. I'm still at a loss to get mine to operate. There really should be a separate activation switch.
If you are in the US and have an Overland, then you will never get the washers to activate, as there are none there to activate. I wish there were...
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

What would you guys say, and I'm just spitballing here, if there was a 5.56 mm machine gun upgrade kit for the head light washers? Low cyclic rate of course.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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I have searched and found conflicting information on how to activate the headlight washers on a 2014 WK2 GC.

Some say it activates every 5th washing. If so, what constitutes a washing?

I have also read that it will only activate if the head lights are on and you hold the windshield washer. Seems like a waste of washer fluid to me.

In any case, I have tried turning the headlights on and holding the washer for 10 seconds or more. The only thing I have seem is a really wet windshield and spray all over the place, except on the headlamps.

The washers are in the index of the CD owner's manual, but not mentioned at all on the page listed in the index.

So, can someone please bring this mystery to light for me?


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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

Typical of FCA...take a good idea ...and butcher it!
I guess this is an option that won't get used.
I had an '02 or '03 Envoy that has HL washers ......i seem to remember them being independently controlled...like they should be.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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What would you guys say, and I'm just spitballing here, if there was a 5.56 mm machine gun upgrade kit for the head light washers? Low cyclic rate of course.
I'd say give me the gun on the driver's side and the HL washer on the passenger side. But...the gun...in FCA's infinite wisdom would probably be controlled in conjunction with the Adaptive Cruise Control.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

They used to sell after-market headlight washer kits for cars. The washers would mount on the bumper just in front of the lights like a pair of deer repellers and you'd just tee off the hose leading to the hood washers for the washer supply.

There was also another company that made ones that would stick to the corner of the headlight lens. Those were less ugly than the bumper mounted ones, but didn't clear as evenly.

I have no idea if anyone still sells that stuff. With all the computer crap involved with everything now, you'd probably get an error thrown up in the EVIC if you taped into the washer supply like that these days.

I just remember a friend of mine having a big heavy Mercedes that not only had headlight washers, but wipers on them, too.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

Well...I got them to activate......at least 5 seconds of windshield washer spraying...then more windshield spraying as you need to hold the sprayer on some more to keep the HL washer spraying.

I wonder if installing a switch is doable...or will it screw something up?

A push and hold button in one of the blanks would be good.
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Re: How to activate the headlight washers on 2014

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Well...I got them to activate......at least 5 seconds of windshield washer spraying...then more windshield spraying as you need to hold the sprayer on some more to keep the HL washer spraying.

I wonder if installing a switch is doable...or will it screw something up?

A push and hold button in one of the blanks would be good.
I believe the water pressure from the pump to the windshield sprayers is what opens up the headlight washers. Then when they are open all the way, they'll spray the headlights.

If you don't use your rear window sprayer, just hook the hose from the rear window pump to the line for the headlight sprayers.
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