I just bought a 1998 VW cabrio conv. and the window washer does not work?

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Asked by Jun 23, 2013 at 01:17 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The window washer with the wipers does not work.  I popped the hood and the washer fluid container was empty.  It was connected by a couple of wires connected to the container leading into the car. But, I could pick up the whole container because it was not screwed in and I could move it all around and I could remove it, if it was not connected by those few wires.  Is it not connected below the fluid tank?  Do I just have to screw it in?  How does one fix this?

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First you have to determine that the right wires go to the washer pump. See if you can find how the resevior connects to the engine/supports. Then see if you can hear the pump run, if it does, add fluid and see what happens, you'll need a helper in the car. Maybe try procuring a VW service manual or have another friend with a VW to lend you a hand.

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