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Old 08-03-2022, 03:01 PM   #1
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2005 tradition, where to add washer fluid for the windshield

I have a 2005 American tradition we just bought it a couple of months ago.
Tried using the windshield washers and nothing comes out, not sure if it’s out of fluid or something else is wrong.
But I can’t figure out where the bottle is to check it.
Any Ideas?

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Old 08-03-2022, 03:45 PM   #2
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On our 09 Tradition, if you extend the generator slide, its at the lower left corner of the firewall.
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Old 08-03-2022, 04:01 PM   #3
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i was afraid of that, the guy I bought it from said it’s a lot of work to open the slide.
I was looking under it and it looks like 1 pin you pull out but it’s in there pretty tight.
I know what I’ll be doing in the morning when it’s a little cooler outside.

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Old 08-06-2022, 10:37 AM   #4
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The latch is underneath the front cap at the center. It has a spring-loaded handle so it doesn't jar open and release. Other than getting down on hands & knees, that's not the hard part. The difficulty on the manual (not powered) models like the Tradition is pulling the entire front cap assembly open. That sucker is heavy and hard to get started moving. Once it starts rolling, though, it moves OK. On my '04 and would tug it a few inches at a time until I could slide in behind it, brace my back on the firewall, and give a good push. Once it is open, you have easy access to the wiper bottle, generator manual controls and radiator, the door lock alarm sounder, and a bunch of wiring.

The OEM front cap latch should look like this., but some owners changed it because it popped open despite the latching handle.
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