HOW TO: Relocate your STOCK washer bottle

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  1. dalton

    dalton Full Access Member

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    All of the old write ups have dead pictures so i decided to make my own, not alot of detailed pictures, but you should get the point.

    Materials:
    Stock washer bottle
    8 butt conectors from NAPA or autozone
    Primary electrical wire
    wire cutters/ strippers
    electrical tape
    plastic welder

    Total cost: $10.33

    1. Remove stock winshield washer bottle, cut off the long neck, and plastic weld the top where the cap attaches back to the bottle. Let sit over night.
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    2. Take the stock electrical cord and cut it off about 2 inches from the end attachment, strip the plastic off the wire about an inch from the end. There are 2 things that attach to the washer bottle, 2 wires for each- that means you have to strip 4 wires, a total of 8 times. Take your primary cord and strip an inch off the ends. Use your butt connectors and attach the primary wire in between your 2 stripped ends of each wire (make sure you match up the colors) make sure you crimp the butt connectors tight. Reattach both attachments to the washer bottle and test it out to make sure it works
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    3. Grab your electrical tape and tape all of the stock and primary wire, and butt connectors.
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    4. Next, there are 2 sensors. Move them from here:
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    to here:
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    5. Your airbox should already be out- put the washer bottle into the space behind where the airbox fits. Push it as far back as you can without it pushing on anything- Put your airbox back in. You will have to push to get it back in. Congratulations, you just relocated your stock windshield washer bottle for under 15 bucks- a mod very, very few people will ever notice.:D

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  2. ridenby

    ridenby Gold Supporter

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    Very good,I like the way you think.
     
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    good writeup
     
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    What is securing the bottle so vibrations don't cause it to wear? I like this and will probably be duplicating it in 2-4 weeks
     
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    nice writeup.. i anticipate needign to do this mod soon too..
     
  6. dalton

    dalton Full Access Member

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    I have been meaning to fab up some to keep it from moving, Im planning on using an L bracket. But, its been almost a month and nothing bad has happened so far. It was a tight fit to get it into that location so its not going anywhere unless I slam on the brakes. The way i trimmed the top of the bottle, there's about a 1/2- 1" of clearance between the cap and the hood.
     
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    any way you can reupload the images somewhere? or email them to me? christrude[at]gmail.com
     
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    Why do this?
     
  9. JeepINgeek

    JeepINgeek Silver Supporter

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    conviently.. my bumper allows me to keep the washer tank in its stock place.
     
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    so you can do a bumper chop on the front, or if you get a custom bumper done, it needs to be moved.
     
  11. JeepINgeek

    JeepINgeek Silver Supporter

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    most of the aftermarket bumpers go for maximum possible approach clearance.. which leaves a few inches of the washer bottle exposed from the front.
     
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    any chances to ressurrect dead pictures?
     
  13. dalton

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    Sorry, i reorganized my photobucket, and I guess it killed the pics. Theyre all resurrected