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I want to install a washer fluid sensor in my car.

The factory wiring diagram is included with the windscreen washer fluid sensor connected to the "2S" input of the FBC module.

For low liquid level, switch on the switch lock and the "2S" input of the FBC module to the ground.

I plugged the "2S" of the FBC module into the ground, but there was no low level warning on the IC and MZD monitors.

How do I activate this feature??

Thx! :)
 

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@Radioactive:
Interesting - I also want to add the washer fluid-level sensor to my 2016 EU CX-5 (FW 56.00.513C EU), because the connector for the sensor to PIN 2S and ground already exists. But sensor itself, grommit and hole for it are missing. I tested the same way as you did... but I also do not get the level warning (not in MZD & not in instrument-display). Keep me posted, if you find a solution - I will do the same.

As far as I know the old models without MZD had an LED-Light in the instrument, which lighted up - perhaps this worked in the earlier days... but with MZD and instrument lcd-display (at least at my cx-5) it does not work. Perhaps something has to be programmed in the FBCM or MZD.

Edit1: Please read this thread - it seems as if there is no solution for showing the indicator in the instrument or MZD (for cars with MZD). Others already tried with technicans.

Edit2: I will continue the topic of trying to program the IC (instrument cluster) module for the washer-fluid level sensor in this thread.

Edit3: Programming works - see here. But I have not installed it yet.
 

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I also want to replace my small 2,5 liter washer tank with the large 4 liter one and install the sensor @ my CX-5. In my small tank I would have to drill a hole with the correct diameter - and thats a little too tricky for me. That`s why I chose the large tank. I think that the larger tank always has an additional hole for the headlight cleaner washer motor, which has to be sealed or filled with the motor. This hole has a grommet, which I plan to seal with strong glue (like this).
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The part numbers I plan to order are:

KD3567488 Sensor
KD3767491 Grommet for Sensor
KD3567481 4L-Tank
KD5367491 Grommet for headlight cleaner washer motor (which I do not want to install, but have to seal it)

Perhaps this part link also helps you somehow.

And here you can find how to change the tank @ a CX-5. And here how to remove the front bumper @ a CX-5. Perhaps it`s the same at other cars.
 

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no, unfortunately sensor in the tank Can you show pictures?
Yes, i will post a pictures once the parts are arrived.
As i know Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 ( mine 2016 AT, full extras ) have the same reservoir. I already purchase from the previous mode with xenon lights. I just have to block the hole for front light pump.

As per My dealer this reservoir should be fit to my Mazda as well.
The US/Canada models have such but with different part number.

My question is if your car have proper connector already in place. I have one connector which is not connected anywhere, so i suspect this is for level sensor.

Anyway, i will post an update once i'm ready :)
 

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Today I received the ordered products (list in post #7) for my CX-5. Luckily the hole for the headlight cleaner washer motor in the tank is not open. So the grommet for headlight cleaner washer motor seems to be not necessary. In a first bathtub test the closed hole and the grommet around the sensor were both waterproof. I measured approx. 5.1-5.3 liters and approx. 200-300 ml after the sensor should signal low level. After installation I report again. Please remember that parts for a Mazda3 might be different.
 

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Today I removed the small washer tank and installed the big one with new washer liquid level sensor in my cx-5:

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Hints:
- Check before buying parts if sensor connector is pre-installed
- Check before buying parts if programming is possible - otherwise no message in the instrument appears.
- Washer motor is pretty tight in its hole. Use gloves and pull with force.
- All 3 screws can be removed - the tank is hold in place by nothes
- Ratchet extension is helpful (min. 10-12 cm)
- I drained the old liquid via the top hole of the tank and removed the washer motor afterwards
- Check grommets after installation
- Be careful with filling the tank - not only the blue was liquid - also the white - so do not overfil the tank
- I did not disconnect the negative term of the battery. And I checked with an empty tank if the IC message showed up - while the front bumper with its parking sensors was removed. Thus DTCs in PSM_MZ module showed up - delete them with ForScan after the front bumber is installed again.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this project possible!
 

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Great work, congratulations !!!


I am currently waiting for a warmer temperature (now -17 degrees in Hungary) I have ordered the liquid sensor already!
Tomorrow i will replace washer fluid reservoir with new one with hole for the sensor and will post the picture as well.
My car is Mazda 6 2015 2.5 AT full available extras.

I ordered these parts:

TANK,WASHER | GHP9-67-481 | $26.70
SWITCH,LEVEL | KD35-67-488 | $23.55
GROMMET,WASHER | KD37-67-491 | $3.81
GROMMET,WASHER | G22C-67-491 | $1.91
 

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I ordered the parts for my cx-5 which are mentioned in post #7 at a german online store: www.teile-profis.de.

But I paid way more than BatkoVanko for his parts...

Mine was ordered from MOTORS HEAD JAPAN
here is the link:
MOTORS HEAD JAPAN | Export Japanese Auto, Diesel, Motorcycle Parts

Total amount with delivery to Bulgaria was $80,73 plus customs charge round 15$.
The price for original parts from there are much cheaper than from local dealers.
For example TANK,WASHER | GHP9-67-481 is around 70 Euro from the dealer. Here is the current prince from MHJ
http://www.parts-sale.jp/MAZDA GHP9-67-481?search=GHP9-67-481

Cheers :)
 
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