Aston Martin DBX windshield washer not working – causes and how to fix it

A functioning windshield washer always ensures a clear view when driving. If no fluid comes out of the nozzles when you switch on the washer on your Aston Martin DBX, it can have various causes. What these are and what you can do about it, we explain in this article.

Aston Martin DBX – (photo by Astron Martin)

The most common causes that hinders normal operation of windshield washer system on your Aston Martin DBX are clogged spray nozzles, leaking hose, blown fuse, pump failure, frozen fluid or any fault in the electrical system.

1. Засорение распылительных форсунок.

Clogged nozzles are often the reason why the windscreen washer system does not work on DBX. They are located near the bottom of the windshield, where dead insects, dust, pollen and limescale are often deposited. The impurities can then be collected by the rainwater running off, which then gets caught in the nozzles and gradually clogs them.

В старых автомобилях водители могли легко прочистить форсунки самостоятельно, без каких-либо усилий вставив тонкую иглу в отверстия. Однако современные автомобили оснащены так называемыми «вентиляторными форсунками» или «микроэмиттерами», которые производят более широкую и точную струю распыла. С каждым процессом прокачки омывающей жидкостью смачивается все большая площадь, при этом, однако, более тонкие форсунки имеют тенденцию к более быстрому засорению.

Диагноз: Before you decide on replacing the nozzles, you must rule out any problem with the washer pump or the hoses. The easiest way to check if the pump is working is by doing a noise test. Park your DBX in a quiet place. Switch on the vehicle and turn down the driver’s door window. Now, stand outside and switch on the windshield washer. You should hear the whirring of the pump. If there is no sound, then it means the pump has failed or there is no power to the pump. If you do hear the whirring sound coming from the front of your DBX, the pump is working and the culprit is most probably clogged nozzles.

важно: Before replacing the nozzles, make sure the fluid is being pumped normally. Pull the end of the hose out of a windshield washer nozzle on your DBX, and then turn on the washer system. You should see the fluid gushing out of the hose.

Если из отсоединенного шланга течет мало или совсем нет жидкости, значит, форсунки, вероятно, исправны, но проблема кроется в другом.

2. Перегорел предохранитель насоса омывателя.

The pump of the windscreen washer system on Aston Martin DBX needs electricity to work. In case of a faulty fuse, the circuit is interrupted and the pump can not work.

Check your DBX’s owners manual or the fuse box cover to find the exact location of the fuse for the washer pump. If the fuse is blown, replace it with a new one with the specified amp rating.

Сравнение хорошего и плохого предохранителя.

Чтобы проверить предохранитель, вытащите его из блока предохранителей DBX с помощью съемника предохранителей или острогубцев и держите против света. Если металлическая полоска сломана посередине, предохранитель перегорел. Вы должны заменить его на другой такой же силы тока и, следовательно, того же цвета. Неважно, в каком направлении вы вставляете предохранитель.

3. Отказ насоса

The electric pump that feeds fluid to the windshield washer nozzles could have failed in your Aston Martin DBX.

Вы можете провести быструю диагностику, выполнив шумовой тест.

  1. Park your DBX in a quiet place.
  2. Включите автомобиль и откройте дверь водителя или опустите окно.
  3. While standing outside your DBX, switch on the windshield washer.
  4. You should hear the whirring of the pump. If there is no sound, then it means the pump is not working in your DBX.

Нет сил на насос

If you do not hear whirring sound of the pump when you turn on the windshield washer system on your Aston Martin DBX, you should first check the fuse for the pump. If the fuse is not blown, check if the pump is getting any power. This can be done by removing the electrical connector from the pump and connecting it to a multimeter. The multimeter should read around 12 volts when you switch on the windshield washer, which indicates that the pump has failed in your DBX and needs to be replaced. If the multimeter reads very low or zero volts, it indicates a fault in the wiring or electrical connection – all electrical connectors and wires that feed power to the pump should be inspected for damage.

4. Негерметичный шланг

If the pump is working, but windscreen washer still does not work, Aston Martin DBX owners should check the hoses. If they are cracked, loose or leaking, they must be replaced. An exchange is also recommended if the elasticity of the rubber hose at the connection point to the nozzle decreases. However, the hoses can also have easily fallen off due to vibrations in the engine compartment.

Ущерб от грызунов: If bite marks or the like are discovered, there is a high probability that a rodent has let off steam in the engine compartment of your DBX. Then it is important to carefully examine all other cables and hoses for damage, including electric wires for the windshield washer pump.

Диагноз: You don’t have to disassemble the engine compartment to check for a leaking hose in your DBX. Park your vehicle on a dry pavement and turn on the windshield washer for a few seconds. Now look under the front of your vehicle, if you see a puddle forming then there is a leak, otherwise problem lies somewhere else.

Примечание: При диагностике протекающего шланга выключите кондиционер в автомобиле, так как конденсат из змеевика испарителя также сливается под автомобиль.

5. Забитый шланг

In rare cases, a dirty or pinched hose can be responsible for windscreen washer system malfunction on Aston Martin DBX. To diagnose, first open the hood and pull the end of the hose out of a windshield washer nozzle, and then turn on the washer system. You should see the fluid gushing out of the hose. If there is little or no flow, and the pump is working, then there is probably a blockage in the hose somewhere. Inspect entire hose and clear any blockage.

Примечание: If you see washer fluid gushing out of the detached hose when you switch on the windshield washer in your DBX, but the fluid doesn’t flow when the nozzle is connected, it means the nozzles are clogged.

6. Замерзла омывающая жидкость.

In winter, frozen washer fluid can also prevent the windscreen washer system from working in Aston Martin DBX. Most of the time, DBX owners have forgotten to fill in a mixture suitable for winter. If this is the case, all that will help is a warm garage or a long drive to thaw the fluid again. The windshield washer reservoir in DBX should also be thoroughly examined for cracks and holes. Because: water expands by around ten percent when it freezes, which can lead to a well-filled container bursting.

7. Неисправный переключатель

You turn on the switch that activates the windshield washer system on your Aston Martin DBX, but nothing happens, the pump is not working and you don’t see any volts on multimeter at the pump’s electrical connector. In rare cases, this could happen due to faulty switch. Diagnosing this problem requires removal of the switch from DBX’s interior and then tested with a multimeter.

8. Пустой резервуар

It may sound kind of obvious, but have you checked if there is sufficient fluid in your DBX’s washer fluid reservoir? You may have just forgotten to refill, or if you have refilled the reservoir recently, it may have been drained out due to a leak in the reservoir or the hose. Double check if there is enough fluid.


There are many reasons why windshield washer may not be working properly on your Aston Martin DBX. When looking for the reason, you should always start with the most obvious cause, clogged washer spray nozzles.

В любом случае, неспециалистам рекомендуется посетить мастерскую. В случае неисправности механик может напрямую инициировать ремонт.

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