powersurge
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REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:34 am

I have a 2015 S Leaf, and cannot believe that there is no window washer fluid pump for the rear window...

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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:47 am

There is one on my 2011 SL. Did Nissan really cheap out that badly on the 2015 S? How about the 2015 SV and SL?
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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:45 am

That would be pretty inexcusable if Nissan really cheaped out that much. Windshield washer fluid to the rear window of a hatchback is a bit of a necessity.
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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:34 pm

https://owners.nissanusa.com/content/techpub/ManualsAndGuides/LEAF/2015/2015-LEAF-owner-manual.pdf
Page 2-40.

The rear window wiper and washer operate when
the power switch is in the ON position.
Turn the switch clockwise from the OFF position
to operate the wiper.

Intermittent (INT) — intermittent operation
(not adjustable)

Low (ON) — continuous low speed operation

Push the switch forward to operate the washer. Then the wiper will also operate several
times.
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powersurge
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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:23 am

OMG! I got it!!! I have been driving this car for almost a year and just now found how to make the washer work! I read the manual, and could not understand how they explained it... You push the entire STALK forward on the right side, just like the high beams on the left! I got to tell you , that I have been driving for 40 years, have owned over a dozen cars, and never saw this... It has always been that you TURN the rear wiper switch a little extra, or PUSH the end of the stalk inwards towards the steering column :lol: , but NEVER PUSH the stalk AWAY from you ... Thank you so much!!

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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:00 pm

I had much the same experience. I actually tried the switch correctly early on, but the first time it's used it can take 10 seconds or so for the fluid to reach the nozzle.
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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:55 am

FWIW, I have owned 4 cars with rear wipers, and there were 3 different ways to turn on the rear wipers and washer fluid. The two cars that were the same were both Hondas; Nissan and Ford each had their own methods. So it seems to just be manufacturer-dependent unlike the front washer fluid, which seems to be much more standardized.
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Re: REAR WINDOW NEEDS WINDOW WASHER

Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:18 pm

powersurge wrote:OMG! I got it!!! I have been driving this car for almost a year and just now found how to make the washer work! I read the manual, and could not understand how they explained it... You push the entire STALK forward on the right side, just like the high beams on the left! I got to tell you , that I have been driving for 40 years, have owned over a dozen cars, and never saw this... It has always been that you TURN the rear wiper switch a little extra, or PUSH the end of the stalk inwards towards the steering column :lol: , but NEVER PUSH the stalk AWAY from you ... Thank you so much!!


I got you beat! 2 years now and untill this thread I didn't even know it had one!
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