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Rear washer line, connector section in rear left arch

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Squirrelofdoom, Sep 17, 2012.

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    Hi guys,

    So I fitted a new rear wiper motor and my rear washer now works, but I get a leak coming out of the rear left arch. I know there is a connection in the water line around the sub/amp area in the rear left...I assume it popped off with pressure. Is there a guide as to how to get to that particular connection?

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    Thanks Alex. I think i've highlighted the connection in the red circle....is that it?...That's a bloody annoying place to get to :S

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    yeah that's it, pop it back together and then tape the bugger up

    no doubt once you fixed that one the connection in the engine bay will pop apart - i ended up chasing it from the front to the rear of the car
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    I've already done the one in the engine bay lol, then that made the wheel arch one pop :) This was all caused by the rear motors, the spindle through which the water runs snapped and was causing a build up of pressure. have fixed that, so hopefully if I pop them all back on they should stay that way!
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    ha exactly the same as me, i fixed the front and then chased it to the rear and then after all that i find that the rear wiper motor is broken like yours... car wins, i loose....its been like that for over a year now. Can't be arsed with it
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    I got annoyed with not being able to see out of the rear :S (my car gets dirty lol). only £20 for new rear motor....seems like lots of faff to get at that line now though
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    Right, managed to do it without going through all the hassle of removing all those panels. Basically, just from removing the access panel on the left, I could stick my hand in around the back of the Sub and managed to find both ends. Result!!
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    Fitted back together and taped up, everything seems to work as it should now :)

    Also, while rooting around back there, found this white/black box. What is this? Seemed to be just floating around, held in with ripped up foam padding

    Cheers

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    central locking pump
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    is it indeed....what a weird place to put it. Never would have guessed that in a million years!! :)
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