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Title: Washer pipe connections
Post by: johnnyroper on June 10, 2016, 03:13:32 PM
Just in case someone has similar issue to me with draining washer bottle and screen wash smell in cabin,there is not just the connection by passenger feet that pops off. I found there is one behind trim in nearside rear behind top seat belt anchor for the very rear seat. Exactly the same set up as the common one so a cable tie put on and all is good now.
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: SilverBeast on June 12, 2016, 09:08:13 AM
Also had this on mine as both went when it was particularly cold a few years ago. A real pain to fix when you have rear air-con as the ducting for this is in front of it too.
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: johnnyroper on June 12, 2016, 11:32:50 AM
Can imagine it was a pain to fix with ducting in way,there is not much slack on washer pipe.
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: blue metal on December 29, 2016, 06:51:36 PM
I have just got same problem
pipe has broken in top of rear feed to tailgate can this be pulled through
duct to rejoin at at lower trim or any routing suggestions

blue metal
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: johnnyroper on December 29, 2016, 08:50:13 PM
Is it the joint popped apart or pipe split?
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: SilverBeast on December 31, 2016, 09:58:44 PM
As in the original post there is a joint (possibly with a non-return valve) behind the trim at about the level of the top seatbelt mount for the rear passenger speaker.  I can't remember exactly where the pipe goes but it may be accessible from the removable panel in the boot.
You probably need to remove the interior trim over the wheel arch if you can't access it from the access panel.  If it's NOT got rear aircon then the pipe may be accessible. If you have rear air-con then the ducting to the roof vents will probably be in the way.
Title: Re: Washer pipe connections
Post by: blue metal on January 11, 2017, 07:19:11 PM
apologies for delay in replying
other problems with other vehicle took priority


pipe has broken just at rubber gaiter top of tailgate
wondered about replacing with plain clear tube from floor connection to gaiter
 as black corrugated pipe does not impress me
I might be wrong as usual

Tony