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I just purchased a brand new 2006 Insight on Saturday. (Yay!) I notice, though, that while the front windshield washers spray nice mists, the rear one doesn't really spray a mist at all. Washer fluid comes out, but it just runs down the hatchback glass. This doesn't seem normal to me, but the car's not a week old! So before calling the dealer, I wanted to check with other owners and verify that this is wrong. Or is it?
 

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Mine has done the same thing since day one. I think that it can be converted to a "squirt gun" by re-aiming the nozzle. This makes it a good anti-tailgating weapon.
Try forum search for more info.
 

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I did a quick search but only saw things about clogged washers. Maybe I need to look more thoroughly.

I do like the squirt gun idea, though. I could make use of that on my commute!
 

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Unlike the front windshield, at the rear hatch wind is blowing away from the car. At speed a mist for the rear hatch glass would blow away faster than you could spray. It uses the "old" single stream "squirt gun" nozzel.

(Aim it at tailgaters at your own risk :!: ) :p

HTH! :)
 

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I have had 2 Insights, and both of them dribbled water onto the glass. I asked the dealer about it, and they said this is normal. I guess it must be, because it cleans the glass just fine.
 

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Can be adjusted

Our squirt gun rear washer can be aimed some using a straight pin or bulletin board push pin. Use tiny little adjustments at a time and you can get it to at least do a stream down most of the glass.

Squirting tail-gaiting nutcases :x with a 'specially adjusted' rear washer can lead to quite an adventure nowadays. Got a concealed carry permit? Might need it! :badgrin:
 

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I have found on every Insight that the rear washer unless used frequently will often dry out and sometimes take a lot of pumping and priming to get any fluid at all.

I would call the rear washers decorative rather than functional items!
 

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I rarely use my rear washer and it works fine....every time. Yes it may take a bit for the fluid to travel the distance but this is normal, as it's not sitting inside the hose under pressure.
 
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