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This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to add windshield washer fluid to any Toyota. The procedure for adding windshield fluid is the same for all Toyota models, including Corolla, Camry, Rav4, 4Runner, Matrix, Sienna, etc. 

Table of Contents


What you will need


  1. Park the Toyota. Turn off the engine. Set the parking brakes. 
  2. Open the hood by pulling the release lever located under the left side of the dashboard, driver’s side.Open the Latch


  3. Go to the front of the vehicle and depress the safety lever under the hood to open the hood.Opening hood 1open hood latch 2


  4. Locate the windshield washer fluid container. The wiper symbol shown on your dashboard is also shown on top of the cap for the windshield washer reservoir. 
    2016 Toyota 4Runner Windshield Washer Reservoir
    2016 Toyota 4Runner Windshield Washer Reservoir
    Toyota Rav4 Windshield Washer Reservoir
    Toyota Rav4 Windshield Washer Reservoir
    Windshield washer tank


  5. Open the windshield washer fluid container and add your windshield washer fluid until the level is two inches below the top of the cap. 
  6. Close the cap by pressing it down until it locks. 
  7. Test the windshield wipers by starting the car and pressing the wiper stalk. 

It may take a few seconds for the windshield washer fluid to spray on the windshield. 

If no fluid sprays on the windshield, you may have a bad windshield washer fluid pump, blown fuse, or damaged fluid line.