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Old 09-17-2012, 07:37 AM
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Default Windshield Washer Motor issue! Electrical?

My 2009 Honda Fit Sport (65,000 miles) is not able to wash its own windows, either the windshield or the back window. The window washing fluid reservoir is full and this used to work, but when I turn either of the knobs/buttons, nothing comes out. The only lead I have to go on is maybe it has to do with the reservoir having been completely emptied earlier? I dunno. But when I refilled the reservoir last it was completely empty, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it or if it's something more complex/electrical. I'm hoping there's a simple solution someone can give me on this forum, in lieu of having to take it in to the shop or dealer.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:06 AM
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Welcome to our site. Grab a helper and bend down near the grille. Have the helper get in the drivers seat and turn the key on to the second position but have the A/C and other accessories off so it's quiet.

Then have the helper turn on the washer and listen for an "electrical motor running" sound from the car.

The washer pump is quite noisy and if it's working you should be able to hear it.

If you can't hear it running check your fuses for the pump one. If that is good then you have a problem with electricity getting to the pump or the motor is burned out from running it dry.

You could stick your hand up there and see if the connector is still connected.

This is from an other than USDM model but the difference is the USDM ones like yours has only one pump to check and see if the connector is still attached.

http://www.hondafitjazz.com/manual/A...021FEAT10.HTML

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:00 AM
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Default Fuse not blown?

Ok, so I finally got to this, and followed your directions. There was no motor sound so I checked the fuse. It was a big pain to get my big head down in that tiny space, orient everything, find the fuse puller, the right fuse, and pull it out, but I eventually got there. (Fuse #21 for "Washer" seemed correct?). Alas, the fuse was not blown! The interior wire was intact. Any other ideas?!?
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:33 AM
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The motor is not getting power or is blown. Possibly the switch.

Here is how you test the motor. It is different than the American ones but should still work the same.

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http://www.hondafitjazz.com/manual/A...021FEAT10.HTML
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:52 AM
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Default Bad connection?

I would try removing the connector to the motor. I would then test to see if electric is getting at least to that point. If it does have power, then I'd add a touch of Dielectric grease to the connection points, then replace the connector.
Have you already tested the motor to see if it still works?
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