Nothing hurts an RV sale more than a faulty or damaged part. Potential buyers are going to be spending a lot of money on your vehicle and it makes sense for them to go over the entire vehicle with a fine-tooth comb to detect any problems. Thus, if you’re planning on selling your motor home, you need to ensure that all the parts – even the ones that seem insignificant – are in proper working condition. One such part is the windshield washer nozzle. In this blog, we discuss the right way to replace a faulty nozzle for your motor home.
Function of a Windshield Washer Nozzle
Designed for spraying washer fluid onto your windshield in a directional mist, most washer nozzles can be found on the RV body between the windshield and the hood. Some models are mounted on the windshield itself. When you switch on the nozzle sprayer, the windshield gets sprayed with washer fluid. Unfortunately, when the washer nozzle gets damaged, the washer fluid spreads all over your windshield. In some cases, you can see washer fluid leaking from the nozzle. And if you can see it, your buyer will probably see it as well. This is why you need to replace this component at once.
What You Need
Removing the Windshield Washer Nozzle
Use the needle-nosed pliers to cautiously remove the windshield washer nozzle line. The screwdriver will help you push in the tabs on the washer nozzle and pop it out. If your vehicle’s windshield wipers have heaters attached to them, it’s important to remove the harness. Some harnesses do not feature disconnect plugs; you will need to use side cutters to cut the wires. Expose the bare wires underneath using wire strippers. This comes in handy during the installation of a new washer nozzle.
Installation of a New Windshield Washer Nozzle
Start by popping the new washer nozzle into the exact spot you removed the damaged one from. Connect the line to the new nozzle. If there was a retaining clamp attached to the line, use needle-nosed pliers to put it back. If your RV has a heater, you need to reattach the heater harness and reconnect the wires. If you need to cut the wires, butt connectors with heat shrinking tubes can help you. Wire crimping tools allow you to crimp the wires that connect to the butt connectors. Once you’re done, tug at the wires to ensure they won’t come apart.
It’s now time to test the nozzle. When you operate the windshield washer lever or switch, the nozzle should spray a strong mist onto your windshield.
When you have completed replacing the windshield washer nozzle in your RV, you can put up the vehicle up for sale. We can help you with the sale process. Get in touch with us.