|Quote, originally posted by Jim_CT »|
| Has anyone else experienced this problem?|
The problem has been reported in Europe. It seems that there is a problem with a retaining pin coming loose on a very small number of the headlight washer nozzles. I have attached a German language technical bulletin that explains and illustrates the problem.
It should be fairly easy for your VW dealer to replace the nozzle - replacing the nozzle is simple, however, removing the front bumper cover can be difficult if the technician is not familair with the process. You might want to have a look at the post entitled "Retrofitting Dual Xenon Headlamps" - that contains complete, illustrated instructions concerning removal and replacement of the front bumper cover. Note that the photo hosting service that I use (hostdub) has been having a few problems this week, if pictures don't appear, try again a few hours later.
When you pick up the car after the work has been done, please make a function-check of the two front foglights and of the front park distance control system - both of these systems need to be unplugged to get the bumper cover off. I have re-installed the bumper cover myself in the past, and then discovered that I forgot to plug in one fog light...
I have attached the German language TB that explains the washer problem. It's quite understandable that VW of America has not bothered to issue this one - only a very small number of cars are affected, and all the NAR vehicles are still under warranty.