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Does the R8 have one and if so, how do you turn it on?
 

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This is funny. I remember my first few weeks of learning about the R 8. I was asking all the same questions.All of your answers are already on this forum...95 % of them anyways!!! Does the search system on this website help at all??It can be hard to find an old thread that pertains sometimes.Most U.S. cars DON'T have headlight washers. I took my whole front end apart to learn what is really going on in there.Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:What part of the world is your MOSH pit IN ???? See pics in harrisons' gallery.A picture tells a thousand words. A video is almost done with my R 8 in it. See a preview at janerinsurance.com/v2. The finished project should be up in a few days. The video should be just what the forum is looking for.
 

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Harrison is correct. NO headlight washers on US V8 cars! (Per order sheet)
Nothing is noted about them if you opt for the LED lights, or if the V10 (which has the LED light std.) has them.

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It is a Canadian car so it does have them. I can see a round piece under the headlight that looks like it pops out. I can't get them to do it though. Anyone else....? Thanks for your reply.
 

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This is funny. I remember my first few weeks of learning about the R 8. I was asking all the same questions.All of your answers are already on this forum...95 % of them anyways!!! Does the search system on this website help at all??It can be hard to find an old thread that pertains sometimes.Most U.S. cars DON'T have headlight washers. I took my whole front end apart to learn what is really going on in there.Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:What part of the world is your MOSH pit IN ???? See pics in harrisons' gallery.A picture tells a thousand words. A video is almost done with my R 8 in it. See a preview at janerinsurance.com/v2. The finished project should be up in a few days. The video should be just what the forum is looking for.
Harrison, is that Mulholland Drive ?
 

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It is a Canadian car so it does have them. I can see a round piece under the headlight that looks like it pops out. I can't get them to do it though. Anyone else....? Thanks for your reply.
The US cars have the "round piece" but it is simply a plug ...there is no headlight washer.
 

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even if the R8 had head light washer .... what would be the point of it .... i never understood the logic of head light washers ...
 

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even if the R8 had head light washer .... what would be the point of it .... i never understood the logic of head light washers ...
I agree. It "breaks" the design flow of the bumper.
 

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even if the R8 had head light washer .... what would be the point of it .... i never understood the logic of head light washers ...
I take it you don't live in a part of the world with muddy roads - the dirt thrown up by cars in front can have a pretty big effect on the efficiency of the headlights.

I agree. It "breaks" the design flow of the bumper.
the bumpers look the same on those with washers and those without as the washer unit is hidden when not actually spraying, so are you saying you think the current bumper design is broken?
 

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In the UK (EU?) if you have Xenons the manufacturer has to include self levelling and washer or wipers I believe?
 

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seems that way Ian as it's a requirement for aftermarket hid's:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps

2. Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam.
 

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So does anyone know how to turn them on? Is it every xxx windshield spray? I have them but they do not seem to turn on...
 

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On mine they come on when you have the lights on (not the DRL's) and you call for a screen wash. After the first use, they then work every 5th time (from memory) from the user manual.
 
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