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Author Topic: Windshield Nozzle Replacement with Mazda Protege Nozzles  (Read 20335 times)
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CharlesE
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« on: January 22, 2012, 07:57:13 PM »

First:  Why?  The stock MSM nozzles deliver two "squirt gun" streams each to the windshield.  The Protege nozzles deliver a much broader fan shaped stream to the windshield, and are less likely to be blocked by debris.

This job can be done in a few minutes, from the top of the car.  No jackstands or unusual contortions are required.

The replacement nozzles are available from any Mazda dealer, online or local, as part number EC01-67-50YA.  Two nozzles cost me $ 17.47, including shipping.  I know, the ones you purchased were cheaper, and the dealer installed them free, and also detailed and tuned your car at no extra charge (sigh.).

Anyway:

The nozzles replace the ones in the photo below:



The white circles show the location of the nozzles on the hood exterior.

The nozzles compare as shown below.  The left nozzle is stock, right nozzle is the new Protege part.



The other side of the stock nozzle installation (right - passenger side) is shown in the photo below.



First:  Open the hood, and locate the washer plumbing on the underside of the hood.  I've replaced the standard black hoses with blue hoses on my car.
The nozzle removes very easily.  Simply pull the black 90 degree hose off the bottom of the nozzle.  It's best to grasp the nozzle end of the hose with your fingernails or with a small flat blade screwdriver.  Once the hose is removed, you can see the black plastic tabs that attach the nozzle to the hood of the car.  They may be a bit tougher to see on a Black Mica car. laugh  The tabs can be squeezed together, gently, either by hand or by using needlenose pliers.



Once the tabs are squeezed, the stock nozzle will fall out onto the upper hood surface.  Simply place the new nozzle in the hole in the hood, and push until it clicks into place.  The stock black 90 degree elbow can be pressed back onto the new nozzle now.  i suggest using one hand to hold the new nozzle in place while the elbow is pressed into place.  Installing the left side nozzle is identical.

Once finished, make sure your washer tank is full, whether it's in the stock location or in the cowl space.  Enjoy.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 09:38:09 PM »

Great change, they work much better than the original parts.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 12:22:59 AM »

One question, the Protege Nozzles don't look adjustable like stock one. Where do they hit the windshield at?
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 01:04:08 AM »

I have an early meeting tomorrow, so I'm hitting the sack shortly....Old Guy, remember. laugh 

I'll try to post a picture of the spray pattern tomorrow.  Yes, I should have included that in the FAQ!   afro

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 02:36:13 AM »

IIRC all you need to do is push a 10mm deep socket onto the bottom of the nozzle and they pop out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 09:54:23 AM »

I'm finally adding two photos that show the Protege Nozzle spray pattern.  These are also available in the Gallery.






Note that the spray pattern is a spray, not a stream onto the windshield which covers well over half the windshield.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 10:37:51 AM »

Replaced mine yesterday. Here is a vid of spray pattern. http://youtu.be/lg1QOviVMIw  Thanks for the tip, like them much better.  thumup
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:51:07 PM »

I`ve had the same ones for a couple of years now and not as happy with them as others seem to be.

I thought that it might just be me that had problems with them, but the picture and video both show that the lower driver side of the windshield is not getting much if any fluid on it. No big problem, but have to spray a while to really clean that area. They also spray too high.

On another note it`s nice to see that it`s not just my wipers that are slow as snails. Seems to be almost half speed of my other cars.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 01:07:30 PM »

I've never seen these nozzles but i do know that some spray nozzles are adjustable.  Look at the openings and see if they look like they are mounted in the assembly or if they are a direct part of it.  If the are mounted in the assembly you can adjust their location by inserting a pin into them and moving them in the direction you need to correct the spray pattern.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 08:40:52 AM »

I couldn't find any here in Aust, and the postage rates were insane for the OS ones, so I went a different route. Less than A$6.00 delivered.



Will fit at the weekend and try and get pics of spray pattern and report back.

They're available in silver & red anodized - they're machined aluminum, not painted as they look in this fleabay pic.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 11:03:59 AM »

Crapweasel, got a link for them? Thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 09:15:17 AM »

Here you go: I take it you'd be after red ones? If not, just search "Metal Washer Nozzle"

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metal-Washer-Nozzle-Spay-Car-Auto-2PCS-Washield-Red-/150819143371?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item231d857ecb#ht_1804wt_1140

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 01:02:46 AM »

Fitted them just now. Let's just say they're beyond useless. Holes in them are too large to build any pressure so the water just dribbles onto the winscreen. Shame, cause they look pretty good on the hood.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2012, 01:06:42 AM »

That's too bad.  At least they weren't expensive.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2012, 07:42:22 PM »

Note that I ordered the part number in the first post [EC01-67-50YA] from my Mazda dealer and also mentioned that they were from a Protege.

The Protege nozzles were ordered instead [different part number] and are nearly identical to the ones on our MSMs, with small nozzles rather than a fan spray as shown in the pic.

The parts man tells me that this part number is from a TRIBUTE [corrected in my heading].

The proper parts are now on order and should be received by Tuesday.

I'll follow-up once they're in to confirm that I received the pictured part.
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