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    Washer fluid indicator?

    Up to now I had always assumed my Mirage had a "low" light for my windshield washer fluid, but never went on because I checked it regularly. But while on the highway today during one of the (hopefully) last snow storms of the year I ran it dry with no warning.
    Filled it asap but this seems to be a odd feature to delete especially nowadays with gadgets like bluetooth /usb ports and in the states mandated tire pressure monitoring.
    I guess I was spoiled by my previous cars, I should find something online to do the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    today during one of the (hopefully) last snow storms of the year
    Yup, it's messy out there. (Are you getting more snow or freezing rain? I debated snowboarding at Camp Fortune today, but decided against going.)

    I should find something online to do the job.
    Please post back if you find something. I've never searched for anything like that.

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    I never even knew that was a feature ANY car had, haha.

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    I think I've only had one car that had that feature.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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    My previous car didn't have a washer fluid system...so it's a back upgrade for me anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Yup, it's messy out there. (Are you getting more snow or freezing rain? I debated snowboarding at Camp Fortune today, but decided against going.)



    Please post back if you find something. I've never searched for anything like that.
    More freezing rain than snow, thankfully the snow fell first so the traction isn't too retarded.

    A long time ago Crappy tire sold a wiper adjustable interval gizmo that worked well and had the washer fluid warning feature too, really slick....I put that on my 2nd car. They don't have anything like that there now.
    I may build my own as all the currently available ones use floats with mini switches that usually need a hole drilled in the side of the reservoir, not too handy.

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    I just look at the bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by spork View Post
    I never even knew that was a feature ANY car had, haha.
    Both my Toyota trucks had the feature, an 83 and a 95, my smart 4-2 as well,my ford escort didn't but I added it myself & set it up so it lit up when I was down to about a 1/4 tank left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old mechanic View Post
    I just look at the bottle

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    Yah, but that's no fun atall

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickpon View Post
    My previous car didn't have a washer fluid system...so it's a back upgrade for me anyway!
    Sounds like my buddy's car years ago....... he would just stop and throw snow on his windshield


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