I tend to do longer distances rather frequently.
Its the headlight washer unit, which is part of the Xenon light headlamp unit, I am primarily interested in. .....NOT the Xenon lighting, though I do understand the reasons why many people love them and will not get into the pros and cons of aftermarket kits
The Halogen equipped vehicles don't have washer units
That was how the intended owner spec'd the vehicle, with Halogen instead of Xenon
This is about finding a way to wash my headlamps throughout the year, in all conditions without having to find a bucket of water which is clean and useable or use a stone-ridden and worn out sponge/scraper as supplied by most garages - if I'm lucky... Or carrying around a soggy thing in the car (kids, dogs or other animate objects excepted) with my own supply of suitable washing liquid
There is no aftermarket kit available in the UK to fit headlamp washers.
BMW/Mini can supply all the parts for fitting the xenon units which have the washers built in, but then say they can't programme them. My question to them was 'Why?' to which the answer has been 'We don't know' or 'the programme must be set to the vehicles specification'. My reply being, 'well find a vehicle somewhere in the world which has it all and copy that programme across'.
This falls into the ' customer is asking a question which does not have a menu answer so we can't answer' section.
My next question becomes 'can i simply purchase the Xenon housing WITHOUT the ballast units, xenon bulbs, and everything else required for Xenon lighting... Retrofit the housing with the stuff i already have - halogen. Add on the washer unit and use a simple manually operated switch with appropriate wiring/power supply/washer motor etc. Again BMW/Mini dealers seem unable/unwilling to even consider the question as the answer does not seem to be covered within the corporate answer book.
At This rate I may end up doing what I have done for Classic cars in the past and getting something fabricated by an engineer rather than stuck in by a fitter. I just wanted to keep the car as close to original as possible
Small challenges make life interesting
Big ones just have to be dealt with!