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How to Replace Windshield Washer Bottle 04-07 Subaru Impreza-WRX

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How to Replace Windshield Washer Bottle 04-07 Subaru Impreza-WRX

Created on: 2018-03-09

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, damaged, split or leaking windshield washer bottle / reservoir on 04 Subaru Impreza WRX

  1. step 1 :Removing the Windshield Washer Bottle
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts atop the washer bottle
    • Lift the bottle up off its stud
    • Disconnect the washer pump connector
    • Remove the hose from the pump
  2. step 2 :Installing the Windshield Washer Bottle
    • Connect the hose to the pump
    • Connect the connector
    • Insert the washer bottle into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts to the washer bottle
    • Refill the bottle with the appropriate fluid

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Windshield Washer Fluid

    Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We have the battery removed, but you do not need to remove the battery to pull the washer bottle out. We'll spray some rust penetrant on the backside of these two screws. They do have a Phillips head in there. Use this 10 millimeter socket extension and ratchet. It's a little rusty. Fit it on there. Get that one free and work on getting this one free. Put those bolts aside. This should lift up off a little kind of a rubber stud. Lift it up beyond the fuel filter. So because this is a sedan it doesn't have a rear wiper so there's only one wiper motor. A wagon would be the same except you'd have a motor here. To unplug it, push in on the connector and pull it out. Just like that. Now the hose is here. So I'm going to kind of tilt it with the fluid away from it. It also helps that this is not very full so it did come off of this little plastic stud here on the bottom.

I'm going to carefully pull the rubber hose off and put that right there. I'm going to take the whole bottle out. I try to hold it in this direction because it's not very full. If I tip it this way, it'll start to leak washer fluid out of here. So if you want to reuse this washer fluid, just pour this into a bucket and then you can pour it back in here when you replace this.

Before you install this in the car, don't forget to find your windshield washer hose. It would be very annoying to get it all installed and then realize you forgot to plug this in. It sprays washer fluid all out the bottom of the engine bay. Just pop that back up. Just slides right on.

After you plug in the windshield washer hose, just make sure you plug the electrical connector back in. Got to find it here. It kind of fell over. On this car it's not a wagon, so this plug was never used as you can tell. It’s filled with dirt. So it is the green plug that matches this one. Plug that back in.

I'm going to carefully feed it down in here and actually looking at this the way it is I think it should go underneath this one here. Beside this, under this harness and up and around. Plug this in. This little spot, this round mount on the bottom of the bottle, there's a round opening in the fender well, it's going to sit down in there. Get this caught. It's going to feed underneath the fuel filter and just sit down right there. Can reinstall the bolts.

Refill the washer tank. Funnel in here. And fill it with the appropriate washer fluid. Bottle's translucent, you can see how full it is. Take the funnel out. Put the cap back on. It's refilled with washer fluid.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Funnel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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