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    Washer Fluid Pumps Switched

    Hey all,

    I just purchased a 2011 WRX and didn't try the windshield wipers before I bought it. Somehow the pumps to the front and rear washer fluid spray nozzles ended up switched and when I push the button the front wipers wipe but the rear nozzles spray. The same happens when I turn down to clean the back window. The rear wiper wipes and the front nozzles spray. I believe all I need to do is switch the pump connection near the bottom of the reservoir but it's tough to reach from both the bottom of the car and through the hood.

    Am I on the right track?
    Do I need to remove the bumper cover to get to these connects?

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    I've never done it.

    The service manual says to remove the bumper cover to remove the washer pump & tank.

    I have removed the bumper cover on my 2013. That's not difficult, just many plastic pop fasteners.

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    Or simply switch the hoses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Or simply switch the hoses.
    From the OP:

    "I believe all I need to do is switch the pump connection near the bottom of the reservoir but it's tough to reach from both the bottom of the car and through the hood."

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    Thanks Guys,
    I was able to get it figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethies91 View Post
    Thanks Guys,
    I was able to get it figured out.
    What did you end up doing? We'd appreciate it if you could post a few words.

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    I took the battery out which gave me a better position to reach the electrical connections. I just switched the connections and now everything is back to normal.

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