Kia Ceed Windscreen Washer Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 06/20/23 •  4 min read

Kia Ceed Windscreen Washer Not Working

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One of the famous car brands is Kia and many people would have seen their cars being driven. The cars look great and people love them because of the great design and many other features.

Kia has many models which they use and the model which many people like is the Ceed. The car is great because of its many features which makes it easy to use.

The cars are also reliable because they have been known to have great engine performance. The cars are made to last and they will also be reliable. The car comes with a very low price and this makes it a good choice for people who want a cheap car.

One of the problems that most people have with their Kia Ceed is the windscreen washer system. If it happens, you might want to read this article to see how to fix it.

Identify the Issue

Sometimes, it is possible that the jets of your sand washer are clogged with a lot of dirt or lime. It is very likely that this blockage would cause your sand washer to stop working properly.

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If you have a problem like this, you must clean out the impellers that propel the water into the ice washers. It is very likely that the orifices that allow you to place the washer fluid in the area where you need it are clogged.

You can try cleaning them with the washer fluid. It’s very probable that your nozzles are clogged because of storage of lime or other dirt or other particles.

It is very likely that the nozzles are clogged at the level where they are connected to the pump. To clear this, use a bicycle pump, a high-powered pump, or even a tire pump at a gas station.

If the cleaning fluid didn’t help, try using a small object that is very thin or even a paperclip, which will enable you to reach the inside of the ice washer pump and remove any debris that could be stuck.

We highly advise you to use a mix of vinegar and hot water to maximize the results.

If you do not see any water coming out of the nozzles or if the hoses do not go to the right places, it may be that the connection between the hoses and the nozzles is clogging.

You need to clean two pipes connected to each nozzle. Try to clean them by putting a thin object in each of them. Try cleaning them, and make sure that the hoses that are attached to the nozzle are also completely cleaned.

Basically, what you should do is clean both pipes and reconnect them in the correct way. Once they are clean, it will be easy to use your water hoses on your Kia Ceed. Then test the water by disconnecting the jets and then properly connecting the hoses.

Check the Washer Pump

From there, the next step is to check the pump. It’s located under the hood of the Kia Ceed, near the washer fluid reservoir.

During the first function check test, you should be able to hear the pump working as the windshield washer system activates if necessary. If you don’t hear anything, it means it’s not working. Then it should be replaced.

Nothing very complicated for that. First, you’ll need to remove the two screws that attach the Kia Ceed. Next, we need to identify the two power cables. They are mostly black and red. You have to cut them, but be careful.

You will have to reconnect in the correct direction afterwards. Otherwise, a short circuit will occur. A little trick to remember:

Red lines represent + connections. For example, insert red tape to reconnect the wires of the correct color. Or logically use terminal black adhesive tape -. This will avoid a short circuit due to the negative wire connected to the positive terminal.

After all this is done, you can remove the old pump and install the new one. Use a trick to reconnect the cables correctly and tighten the two support screws. Repeat the test.

And everything should now be back to normal.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.