I replaced this f***ing piece of sh*t poop today. Didn’t take any photos of the install because I was too busy swearing in Spanish the whole time (I don’t even speak Spanish).
So a week ago the low washer fluid warning began to appear every time I drove the car. I knew it was the sensor as the reservoir was full and I am always careful to use the proper fluid. So, I ordered a new sensor for 30 bucks and decided to tackle the job myself.
The sensor is located at the bottom of the reservoir, which is located ahead of the drivers side front wheel. You have to unbolt and peel back the splash guard under the bumper to access the sensor. Then take needle nose pliers and yank on it from the area the plug harness is inserted. It will break apart. After, I had to finagle the rubber washer out with a combination of NN pliers and a flat head screwdriver. Make sure to have a container or bucket nearby to catch the leaking fluid and it’s probably best to just let it drain completely.
After I got the old unit out I had to install the new washer first, followed by the new sensor itself. I had to use silicon spray to get it to snap into place. Understandably, it’s an extremely tight fit to ensure fluid doesn’t leak. My basic warranty expired otherwise I would’ve just taken it to the dealer and had them deal with it.