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Rear wash/wipe pipe appears to have disconnected inside the rear hatch.
Water being pumped through is running out of the hatch via the lock bracket.
Presume the plastic trim on the rear hatch is just clipped into place, I cannot see any screws to undo.
Does anyone know, have any knowledge of, how to unclip the trim, to reconnect the pipe?
Your help appreciated.
You need to remove the two gaurds which allow you to change the light bulbs. Inside them you will find two screws you will also find one screw in the gripping hole. Once you have removed these three screws you need to prize the plastic away from the metal - work from each side into the centre. It might be a bit tuff.
Join the club mate! I got the same problem last week. I recommend that if the car is still under warranty, then let the stealers sort it. I broke the plastic panel taking it off as the clips were so tight!
The fix itself is simple, but my panel was so tight, I had to yank at it for ages, then part snapped off. I may just be unlucky, as a few weeks ago, me and and_dea fixed his and his panel came off fairly easily.
Thanks for your tips!
Have located the 2 screws under the 2 plastic guards, but where is the other screw, "in the gripping hole"?
Have not looked at this yet in the daylight, hope to do the repair at the weekend!
Many thanks again,
Originally posted by fresch
where is the other screw, "in the gripping hole"?
When trying to remove the panel, don't just tug at it. Try to undo the metal clips through the holes left by removing the covers. This should minimise possible damage. I did this the econd time to avoid breaking it any more :(
Oh, when you put the pipe back on, it's a good idea to put a small zip tie round it to stop it coming off again.
there is a small recess in the plastic panel which allows you 2 grip when pulling tailgate down.The third screw is in there.Simple to see with some light.
Thanks for your tips!
This morning, spent 1 hour trying to get the trim off, without success :(
Removed screws as advised, then tried to prise the trim away from the bodywork, would not budge very much!
Started at both (thin) ends, trying to loosen OK, but could not get any further!
How many clips are actually holding the trim in place, and whereabouts are they located, does anyone know?
My patience finally wore out, and was concerned about damaging my poor fingers even more, not to mention damaging the bodywork, of course!!
Any further tips, guys??
They can be absolute b******s to get off - as has been previously said try to gently apply pressure on each side to prise it off. Start from the bottom by the lock and see if you can first of all get the plastic part or all of the way over the lock - that should give you a little more leverage - if you can actually get a pair of thin nosed pliers in the access points sometime you can either tease a couple of clips out, or manipulate them sufficiently that you can knock em out of their sockets sideways instead. It ain't elegant - but neither is a soggy boot ;)
Yesterday was disappointing, and the vaccuum cleaner decided to blow up, too!
This morning, the sun was up, the sky was blue, and the local kids were not (yet!) out terrorising and vandalising!
So, feeling positive again, I had another go at removing the trim.
I removed the screws, then loosened both thin ends, then unclipped the clips nearest to the 2 internal screw locations.
Then I managed to prise the trim over the lock, then concentrated on the the bottom 2 corners (lock end).
After a little persuasion (?) got the 2 corner clips free.
Then pulled hard and quick at the trim around the lock area, and the whole trim just fell away!! :)
The pipe was not completely disconnected from the washer jet, but was about to fall off. Just pushed it back into place, then tested OK!
Trim went back on VERY easy, don't know if it's completely/properly back in place, but it looks OK, and doesn't rattle.
Thanks, guys, for all your tips!!