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Just drive only when raining, problem solved.

Kidding aside... all our vehicles for past couple of decades had and would top up when light came on.

But during winter when used more we just top off every now and then... not wait for light.
 

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Just drive only when raining, problem solved.

Kidding aside... all our vehicles for past couple of decades had and would top up when light came on.

But during winter when used more we just top off every now and then... not wait for light.
 

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Even my crappy 1999 Toyota Camry warned me when my washer fluid was getting low. My 2016 CR-V doesn't warn me when my fluid is low. I also have a rear windshield wiper that sprays fluid, so I ran out of fluid way faster than I expected to. I was on my way back from work and my windshield had gotten dirty from the delivery I use my car for. Went to use the spray and I smeared bug guts all over the windshield. It's not like my world was going to end, it was just a nuisance not knowing that I would soon be without something to wipe my windshield with! It was just surprising when I realized that I wouldn't be receiving a warning that I was low on fluid.
 

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wish i had a "coffee low" light too!
Many new cars have it:



My minivan demands me to take a break after a few hours of driving, in commanding tone, not polite like in this picture.

Back to the original topic: headlight washers consume a lot of fluid so it's convenient to have the indicator.
 

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My (now deceased) father in law used to say "we should be able to weld the hoods shut!" Obviously he was a bit ahead of his time. Tesla motor cars didn't exist.

Well, he lived in Southern Calif, so, not only did he not have any need for a windshield washer, he rarely had a need for a wiper either.

People, if you are getting your oil changed, at any reputable place (including your own driveway) fluid checks and refills are the norm. And, if you ARE a driveway oil changer, your are NOT reputable if you are not checking and refilling all your fluids.

We don't need no stinking reminder light.
 

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Heh.. old topic, but... I have literally never run out of fluid in the washer fluid tank. And I love a clean windshield and make liberal use of it. The tank for fluid is huge, and it gets refilled during a oil service. I've run out a few times on my old gen3, but never on my gen5.

Besides.. the CRV does have a low fluid warning ---> it is when you try to wash the window and no fluid is dispensed. :ROFLMAO:
 

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You must live in nice climate and not take long drives in heavy traffic.

The CR-V is not that heavy on washer fluid even with the headlight washers. I had an Escort in the 90s and it blasted through the tankful (2+ gallons) of fluid like there was none to begin with.
 

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Headlight washers on a Cr-V. Where are you located?
 

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Estonia (NE Europe).

Headlight washers are mandatory with HID/LED headlights and they activate automatically when the main lights are on.
 

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Estonia (NE Europe).
AH!! I was in Tailinn (spelling?) during a Baltic cruise in 2009. Seemed like a very nice place! Beautiful! The US CR-Vs don't have headlight washers, as far as I know
 

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Oh, nice. Many US ocean cruisers visit Tallinn, I always enjoy the view of them docked, driving to the city.

Volvos and Saabs even had headlight wipers, just like mini windshield wipers with washers back in the day. Now they all have pressure washers. Well, not SAAB, obviously.
 

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Oh, nice. Many US ocean cruisers visit Tallinn, I always enjoy the view of them docked, driving to the city.

Volvos and Saabs even had headlight wipers, just like mini windshield wipers with washers back in the day. Now they all have pressure washers. Well, not SAAB, obviously.
Just for fun, I know it is off topic...

Tallinn

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My Italian Hybrid version have the warning light, my first car with this device, but honestly I can live without!
 

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Just check the level when you pop the hood , or at a gas station. I don’t get the need for an idiot light to tell you to check washer fluid level. What other idiot light is going to tell you to go to the store to buy a jug, so you have it ready to use, when a low tank idiot light would warn you?
 

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Any of y'all remember the old VW Beetle (air-cooled engine variety)? It didn't have an electric pump for the windshield washer fluid. Nooooo it did not. It used air pressure from the spare tire. A good idea really, since your spare would then always have enough air in it for when it mattered most.

And, of course, no level indicator on the instrument panel.
 

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Any of y'all remember the old VW Beetle (air-cooled engine variety)? It didn't have an electric pump for the windshield washer fluid. Nooooo it did not. It used air pressure from the spare tire. A good idea really, since your spare would then always have enough air in it for when it mattered most.

And, of course, no level indicator on the instrument panel.
Mine did not work on my 63 beetle, tubing was clogged. I just kept a spray bottle in the front seat and reached around to spray when needed. Did not use the gas heater also as it would not shut off and blew flames onto the front left tire but thats another story.
 
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