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The spray nozzles on my windshield washers are aimed so that they hit too low on the glass to be effective. On other cars I have been able to insert a small pin into the hole and move the nozzle around until it worked properly. I assume I can do that on the Prius, but don't want to make a mistake. Can they be adjusted without damaging them?

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It can be done on the 2001-03 Prius, so probably on yours also. Give it a try. Don't use a lot of force. If it moves, great. If not, check back for further responses before increasing the force you use. Maybe someone with a 2004-05 repair manual will speak up.
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Yep works great in an '05. Needle works best. Small movement = large spray direction change.

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Huh, I'll have to look again. I tried adjusting mine with a needle and was unsuccessful as the holes were so small. I was able to adjust them with tweezers but I wasn't particularly successful.

There is a special tool made to do this. But, it was unavailable a couple of months ago from the folks that sell the Toyota special tools.

FYI, the manual states specifically to not use a pin as it may damage the nozzle jet.
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Each nozzle sends out two streams. In the center of the nozzle, between the two holes is a little nipple. I was able to adjust the direction of the spray by nudging the nipple in the desired direction, using a screwdriver. It doesn't take much pressure, and you might have to make several attempts to get it just right, but it really isn't that hard.
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Nudging nipples with screwdrivers??

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Sanny, what have you and Hep been into?????

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Sanny, what have you and Hep been into?????
Now now... You forget, there's a lovely MRS. Hep. So quit it.

But that whole screwdriver thing. ::::shudder:::

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I discovered that they move easily, using a small screwdriver for leverage. No damage, and a much better pattern.

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Huh?

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