wmcbrine
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Replacement windshield wiper fluid resevoir cap

Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:15 pm

I'm having no luck searching for a replacement online, although I figure a broad array of inexact substitutes should work. Temporarily, I'm using duct tape. :D

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Re: Replacement windshield wiper fluid resevoir cap

Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:28 pm

2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

wmcbrine
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Re: Replacement windshield wiper fluid resevoir cap

Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:03 am

Heh, thanks. But to be clear, there's no shortage of caps available online; it's just that, when I check for compatibility, they all say no. The yeggi results don't seem much different in that respect -- no explicit compatibility checker, but no "i-MiEV" mentioned, either.

I was hoping someone could tell me "Yeah, a cap for a BrandX ModelY will work," or "an old film canister lid is a perfect fit." But, I realize I'll probably have to go on that adventure myself...

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Re: Replacement windshield wiper fluid resevoir cap

Tue May 26, 2020 1:59 am

So, I bought a 3D printer the other day, and I actually did print a wiper cap. Not that any of the existing models were compatible, but I took one and scaled down the diameter. It took a few iterations to get it right, but it's on now:

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Until now, I was still using the original duct tape. :)

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