Here's something that might help.Okay, I finally got a good look today and it is pretty hard to get you fingers in there to squeeze those clips. Any additional recommendations?
The ones I got are adjustable. It comes with a little tool that you slide into the sprayer which is horizontal and angle up and down until you get what works for you.Is the nozzle adjustable? I have one that is spraying a bit low on the passenger side.
I got the hood decal, so I needed to take these off. I found the guide on this forum, but the photos are deleted. It sounded like it was a pretty simple deal. After sawing , twisting, and pulling , I finally got these destroyed nozzles out. If anyone else needs to remove these, do yourself a favor and go buy a replacement pair at auto zone for 6 bucks. Forget trying to re-use or save these. I tried every pair of needle nose pliers I had, nothing was making the tabs release.Here's something that might help.
I tried a few times to get the nozzle off a 4 Runner. I even fashioned a homemade tweezers with wire to get inside and undo the clips. But after much frustration I got wire cutters and just cut it with the intention of just cutting like a Rwandan until something happened. Even better would be those end nippers. My intention was to just cut through it since it's plastic but I ended up cutting one of the clips and that worked great. Cut one of the tabs and then it'll just come apart. When you cut just one side of the tab, it releases the other side and the whole thing slides through the top. Get replacements at any auto parts store. I got mine at Auto Zone and they are the spray kind which I think are better than the two squirts per nozzle that came with my 4 Runner originally.
I was so pissed at trying to figure out how to take that thing off that I had to sign up just to let people know that there is an easier way. If you're going to take them off, you might as well just replace them instead of trying to clean them. If you've been using tap water for the washer fluid, the other ones is probably going to stop working anyways with the hard water deposits. So for $15, who cares if you mess up the old ones.
Hope this helps. I know it would have saved me much aggravation. Damn, I need a beer. It is passed noon on the east coast right?
Make sure you are using a 6-point 17 mm deep socket.No matter how I try this does not work for me. The socket just presses into the hood and the nozzle does not come up or loosen in any way. I really can't understand why this is giving me such trouble when everyone else seems to consider it a 2 second procedure.
Thanks for your help guys. For some reason, they just would not come out by pressing on the socket.
However...When I tried TURNING the socket slightly back and forth...*POP* right out them came!
Thanks. Got my hood decal on.