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M1tchy
02-01-2017, 09:21 PM
Found on the A6 part of the forum that newer cars are coming with washer jets that spray a mist rather than the normal 3 jets.

I bought a set last week and they are much better. They cover the whole window in a fine mist and seem to clean better as the fluid covers the whole window.

Part numbers are 4G0955987A & 4G0955988A. They are a direct swap and easy to adjust with a torq bit screw driver.


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shabazmo
02-01-2017, 09:30 PM
Thanks M1tchy, I hate the existing 3 jet washers and can never get them to cover the whole screen. Where did you buy yours and what did they cost. I am seeing a huge price variation.

M1tchy
02-01-2017, 09:33 PM
Me too. Really missed them when I had them on my insignia.

I got them new from Audi. They were 7 something each plus VAT. Got both for less than 20 and about 60 secs to fit.


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soft
03-01-2017, 11:55 PM
Is that the heated ones?, need that here in Norway.
Do you happens to have the part #?

M1tchy
04-01-2017, 12:00 AM
Yes these are the heated ones mate.

I bought another set yesterday for the wife's A5 (exactly the same fitting) so will take a few pics - it's probably not needed though.


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M1tchy
04-01-2017, 12:36 PM
Fitted them to my wife's A5 this morning. Same part number and exactly the same fitting.

This is the view from the front of the jet. The screw on the right adjusts the height of the spray.

They are also marked L + R so you know which side they go on.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/mitchy1408/486C66FC-2A2B-4C56-88EF-877E50B282A4_zpsymsrcv83.jpg (http://s1009.photobucket.com/user/mitchy1408/media/486C66FC-2A2B-4C56-88EF-877E50B282A4_zpsymsrcv83.jpg.html)

To remove the old ones, open the bonnet, the pull the old nozzles from the front in a pendulum motion. They only move as far as in the pic. Then remove it.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/mitchy1408/EF1E012C-A26B-410A-B4FD-57A73FA25BA5_zpsuxahwtzf.jpg (http://s1009.photobucket.com/user/mitchy1408/media/EF1E012C-A26B-410A-B4FD-57A73FA25BA5_zpsuxahwtzf.jpg.html)

Next remove the connection for the fluid. Slide the plastic retainer back about half a cm making sure it doesn't ping off and the pipe then comes off.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/mitchy1408/2D643D41-019B-42AF-933F-E331D1E44A26_zpskcx01ace.jpg (http://s1009.photobucket.com/user/mitchy1408/media/2D643D41-019B-42AF-933F-E331D1E44A26_zpskcx01ace.jpg.html)

Next is the electrical connection for the nozzle heater. Slightly lift the clip and pull the plug so it comes off.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/mitchy1408/CA0EF591-2EA2-4DB3-8EB4-CC29EB648B69_zps5ra3ogfd.jpg (http://s1009.photobucket.com/user/mitchy1408/media/CA0EF591-2EA2-4DB3-8EB4-CC29EB648B69_zps5ra3ogfd.jpg.html)

Install in reverse order and test. The height of the jets can be adjusted with the bonnet closed.


And this is them working. I've also added a system called heatshot which heats the washer fluid hence the steam after a few seconds.

https://youtu.be/_dJ0WEbBYWc

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KevTrem
04-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Do you think these will fit on a C7 A6?

M1tchy
04-01-2017, 04:18 PM
I can't see why not mate. It's an A6 part number that I've posted and they fit the A7 (63 plate) and A5 (12 plate)


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KevTrem
04-01-2017, 04:23 PM
champion, its about the only thing I miss from my previous car, a Peugeot 407. I found you use a lot less water with the fan rather than jets

M1tchy
04-01-2017, 04:29 PM
Yeah me too, although now mine produce steam which looks cool I'll probably use more [emoji23][emoji23]


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shabazmo
04-01-2017, 08:46 PM
Just fitted a set on my wife's Q5 2014. I will now order a set for the A7 2011. Interesting that it produces a stream as well as a spray. Excellent upgrade though.

M1tchy
04-01-2017, 08:53 PM
The steam is produced by fitting a system called heatshot, it sits between the washer fluid tank and the jets and acts a mini kettle. Heats the water to 62 degrees in 15-20 seconds and gives 6-8 seconds of hot water.

HEAT SHOT HEATED WINDSCREEN WASHER SYSTEM ***LATEST BRAND NEW ODI MODEL*** | eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162273630401)


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Sj81
05-01-2017, 08:51 PM
Excellent post M1tchy! Ordering mine for my 16 plate A7 [emoji1360]


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AK88
05-01-2017, 09:57 PM
totally, great post I'm going to attempt this aswell,

Moogie
05-01-2017, 10:27 PM
Excellent post M1tchy! The steam blast looks excellent for this time of year to help get rid of frost and ice instead of getting the scraper out!
Was it easy finding a suitable place to mount the Heatshot in the A7 engine compartment and doing all the plumbing (both waterworks and electrical?)
A few more photo's under the A7 hood would be much appreciated for what looks like a popular weekend project for many of us chaps on here!

soft
06-01-2017, 09:01 AM
Tnx M1tchy :-)
You did however forget to make a "how to"
for the heated thingy.
Do you plan to install this to the A7 as well?

M1tchy
06-01-2017, 09:31 AM
I haven't got the heatshot in the A7, only the A5 at the moment. It's a really small unit so plenty of space and quite easy to fit. I'm really tempted to fit one to the A7 but also want to buy another batch of parts for my kit car. Decisions decisions. Will take some pics of the A5 install later.


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peter.metcalf72
07-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Ordered my fans just need M1tchy to post some pics of the heatshot to see how easy that is to install then I'll be purchasing one of those too [emoji1303]


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Q7quattro
08-01-2017, 01:20 PM
Excellent M1tchy! Going to order for my A6

eddgreen84
10-01-2017, 06:27 PM
Anyone know if you can get these jets to fit the B8 A4? Remember doing this with my civic type r, people were fitting the jets from the 09 onwards Jazz!


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gta7
10-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Very good thread I can't stand the stream spray on my '16 A7.

I will be doing this mod soon.

soft
11-01-2017, 10:41 PM
The steam is produced by fitting a system called heatshot, it sits between the washer fluid tank and the jets and acts a mini kettle. Heats the water to 62 degrees in 15-20 seconds and gives 6-8 seconds of hot water.

HEAT SHOT HEATED WINDSCREEN WASHER SYSTEM ***LATEST BRAND NEW ODI MODEL*** | eBay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162273630401)


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just a quick question, the heat shot in the link is 39gbp
the heatshop.com version is 249gbp.
Did you get the 39gbp version from that seller?
kim

peter.metcalf72
11-01-2017, 10:50 PM
If you make an offer you can get it for 33


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soft
11-01-2017, 10:54 PM
That is not the point, to save a few pounds :-)
But there's quite a difference between the two in price, so question is if I order the "less expensive" one will I get the real deal?.
Or a empty bow? :-)

peter.metcalf72
11-01-2017, 10:58 PM
I presume it's the real deal seeing how M1tchy posted the link and he's got one fitted


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M1tchy
12-01-2017, 02:26 AM
Yes it's the real thing. The eBay link I posted is a licenced distributor. Not sure how they charge so much on the website but comparitivly little for the same thing but it works and looks/felt well made when it arrived.


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gta7
12-01-2017, 02:15 PM
New jets ordered thanks will update once installed.

peter.metcalf72
12-01-2017, 04:23 PM
Mine came the other day will be fitting this weekend


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Corb2000
12-01-2017, 06:42 PM
Mine came the other day will be fitting this weekend


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Hotshot just ordered on EBay - I'll order the spray jets tomorrow, thanks for the tip guys


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M1tchy
12-01-2017, 06:54 PM
I'll get pics of the heatshot tomorrow now I'm back home


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peter.metcalf72
12-01-2017, 07:43 PM
Cheers M1tchy could you take pictures of the connections, to make it easier for us [emoji38]


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M1tchy
12-01-2017, 08:49 PM
Yeah of course. I'll probably make a second how to and put the link in here.


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peter.metcalf72
12-01-2017, 08:50 PM
That would be brill cheers [emoji482]


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Corb2000
13-01-2017, 05:33 PM
Just ordered the mist jets from my local dealer - the parts guy was reluctant to sell me parts that were not intended for my car! He didn't put up too much resistance when pushed...


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M1tchy
13-01-2017, 10:25 PM
Didn't even ask me what they were for. Weather looks good tomorrow so will take the heatshot pics during a break from homework.


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Alex jb
14-01-2017, 01:19 PM
Top tip M1tchy, cheers!

Jets ordered from fleabay, they were 11quid each, 10.10 from the dealer but I'd have to drive there when the service department is open and I'm able to get there which is almost never.
May get the heat shot too


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buddyboy
14-01-2017, 01:28 PM
I have added these to my spreadsheet of things to buy and i haven't even gotten the car yet!

What year did they fitted these newer ones as standard?

gta7
14-01-2017, 03:15 PM
You guys get these for much cheaper than we do in the states.

The set was $59 USD here and that was at a discount.

Corb2000
14-01-2017, 03:53 PM
You guys get these for much cheaper than we do in the states.

The set was $59 USD here and that was at a discount.

That's what happens when you buy a fancy European car!


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M1tchy
14-01-2017, 08:11 PM
Buddyboy I think it's from 2014 when the facelift came out. Don't know if the A7 has them though.

GTA7, it would probably be cheaper to buy them from the UK and ship them over.


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KevTrem
15-01-2017, 08:43 AM
Quick look on Ebay and looks like Cardiff Audi are selling genuine parts for 11 each with free first class postage.

By parts I mean the heated washer jets

peter.metcalf72
15-01-2017, 09:55 AM
That's where I purchased mine from Kev came next day recorded


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Corb2000
15-01-2017, 10:40 AM
I have added these to my spreadsheet of things to buy and i haven't even gotten the car yet!

What year did they fitted these newer ones as standard?

I think we're all working on the basis that the most sprays have never been standard on A7s. I've got a 2016 car and I'm going to change mine (which has a fairly generous spray) to the mist type.


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Alex jb
15-01-2017, 11:12 AM
Quick look on Ebay and looks like Cardiff Audi are selling genuine parts for 11 each with free first class postage.

By parts I mean the heated washer jets

Yup, that's where I ordered from. Only 50p more than my local dealer who's service dept I can never get to while open, it's less than a stamp.



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M1tchy
18-01-2017, 01:12 AM
Sorry I didn't get round to the heatshot post this weekend. Was snowed under with work for my promotion course. All finished tomorrow so will get the pics and write up done when I get home on Thursday.


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M1tchy
19-01-2017, 05:58 PM
Good news. 1, I passed my course. 2, I've done the heatshot write up. [emoji3]

It's in the A5 section as that's the car it's fitted to.

http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/180800-Fit-heat-shot-system?p=1045751#post1045751

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peter.metcalf72
19-01-2017, 06:00 PM
Well done M1tchy [emoji1303]


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robes401
20-01-2017, 02:39 PM
Thanks M1tchy! Just fitted these to my A6. Nice little lunch-break job.

buddyboy
20-01-2017, 04:29 PM
I ordered a set today from Cardiff Audi, the ones on it now spray a miserable amount of water out!

Alex jb
20-01-2017, 07:39 PM
Mine came today, what a mammoth task!
It must have taken zero tools and nearly 45 seconds!



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gta7
21-01-2017, 03:38 AM
Plan on doing mine tomorrow they arrived in the mail. Also going to do an injen intake at the same time.

gta7
21-01-2017, 06:41 PM
Thanks all done.

Not sure it's that different from the 2016 A7 nozzles. I do like the location of the spray better but not sure if that could have been adjusted in the old nozzles.

Definitely very easy job so thanks !

Corb2000
22-01-2017, 03:45 PM
Thanks all done.

Not sure it's that different from the 2016 A7 nozzles. I do like the location of the spray better but not sure if that could have been adjusted in the old nozzles.

Definitely very easy job so thanks !

Agreed - I've just done the swap and the spray coverage is very similar. I'll leave the 'new' nozzles on for a while and see if they clear the screen any better in a variety of conditions.


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Corb2000
22-01-2017, 03:47 PM
Good news. 1, I passed my course. 2, I've done the heatshot write up. [emoji3]

It's in the A5 section as that's the car it's fitted to.

Fit heat shot system (http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/180800-Fit-heat-shot-system?p=1045751#post1045751)

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I've just lifted the plastic scuttle panel on my A7 and it's not obvious where the Heatshot could be fitted in, there seems to be a lot less room than in your A5's scuttle area.


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M1tchy
22-01-2017, 04:15 PM
That's interesting. I was considering fitting it to mine but hadn't checked to see where it would go yet.


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Corb2000
22-01-2017, 04:18 PM
That's interesting. I was considering fitting it to mine but hadn't checked to see where it would go yet.


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There might be space on the bulkhead below the washer bottle, I didn't see anywhere that was readily accessible and decided not to take the washer bottle out as it started to sleet and I haven't got a garage to work in...


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JayNana
22-01-2017, 05:16 PM
Waw, great find M1tchy a must do!

I too hate the 3-jet, can't believe they fitted this onto this sort of car.


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Corb2000
23-01-2017, 12:26 PM
I've spoken to Heatshot and they don't recall fitting a unit into the A7 but offered to try for 99.95 - I might be selling my unit on!


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A7Andy
24-01-2017, 10:59 AM
Finally got round to order my washer jets, thanks again M1tchy :beerchug:

KevTrem
30-01-2017, 08:22 PM
Just ordered my jets today, should be here in couple days, new wipers to be fitted at same time.
Thanks M1tchy

Goodeone
31-01-2017, 04:59 PM
I have now fitted my Heat shot and thought i'd post a few pictures. This is the view under the plastic scuttle panel, it's quite full under there but there is enough room to fit it.
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I fitted it to the bulkhead on the passenger side next to the air intake for the fan:
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I then carefully threaded the large power and earth over to the drivers side where there is a handy earth block to attach to:
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Pictureof the earth block with earth wire for Heatshot fitted:
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Corb2000
31-01-2017, 05:02 PM
Well done, mine is sat on the kitchen worktop after I scratched my head about where to fit it - you've proved it can be done! How does it perform and where did you connect the thin red wire to?


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Goodeone
31-01-2017, 05:15 PM
I then ran the live forward to the jump start terminal and attached it to the copper block:

3247732478


I then cut open the braiding just below the Heatshot and found a red with white line wire that was 13v live with the ignition and 0v when the car was switched off. I spliced into this wire and fitted the supplied 3amp fuse inline then insulated it and wrapped it all back up:
3248032481


I then tidied up the cables with cable ties and refitted the plastic panel:
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All that was left was to connect up the water lines to and from the Heatshot.

Goodeone
31-01-2017, 05:26 PM
I opened the plastic conduit that holds the water pipe on the right side Bonnet hinge and cut it in two. I then connected the input for the Heatshot to the output of the washer pump and then the output of the Heatshot to the washer jets with the supplied rubber pipe and adaptors:
3248532486

All finished and working.

Goodeone
31-01-2017, 05:29 PM
All works but i've not had any ice since I fitted it (typical) so i'll have to wait and see how well it clears it.

KevTrem
01-02-2017, 03:35 PM
My jets arrived today and fitted in seconds, nice little tool free change and took all of about 3 mins

M1tchy
02-02-2017, 11:17 PM
Goodeone, glad you got it fitted. Looks really straight forwards so will get one for the A7 too.


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len marriott
05-02-2017, 12:51 PM
I too have gone down the new washer jet route. An excellent and very easy upgrade. Thanks to all involved

Danny-boy
05-03-2017, 08:18 AM
Just bought a pair of these, looking forward to getting them fitted.

Danny-boy
06-03-2017, 10:23 AM
Just bought a pair of these, looking forward to getting them fitted.

Hmmm.

Seems I bought the wrong ones.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170306/c1ecb915d40478484eb3c7921b24dd04.jpg

Part numbers appear to be the same as mentioned in the thread.

4GD 955 987 / 988

shabazmo
06-03-2017, 11:58 AM
In what way are they wrong. they look good and i am sure I fitted those part numbers to my A7

shabazmo
06-03-2017, 12:00 PM
Just realised that the picture is of the original washers. i will check my invoice when I get home.

shabazmo
06-03-2017, 12:02 PM
I think the letter A should be at the end of the part number. will check this evening

buddyboy
06-03-2017, 12:31 PM
They look like the old ones I upgraded from.

I got these ones on ebay:

Audi A7 Left Heated Front Washer Jet 4G8955987A | eBay (http://www.ebay.ie/itm/181865805925?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

4G8955987A
4G8955988A

peter.metcalf72
06-03-2017, 01:57 PM
There not the fan type there the old jet type


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Danny-boy
06-03-2017, 03:21 PM
Ugh. Waste of 18.50.

Best get the proper ones ordered [emoji1]

buddyboy
06-03-2017, 03:24 PM
I'm sure u can return them?

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Danny-boy
06-03-2017, 04:06 PM
I'm sure u can return them?

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Yeah, unbeknown to me when I ordered on eBay, they are coming from China. Schoolboy error.

I'll put it down to experience and order the proper ones.

Alex jb
11-03-2017, 01:16 PM
Seems to me that with the new misting jets I am filling the washer bottle a lot less, definitely better than the standard jets


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