Mk5 Golf rear washer jet

Discussion in 'Technical and Mechanical' started by Lyons, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    Anyone know what route the pipe for the rear water jet takes to the back of the car?

    I had a random leak in front of the near side rear wheel and as it wasn't raining, I'm hoping the pipe has come off.
     
  2. Scuba Steve RMS Regular

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    golfmkv.com i think there a thread about it in there
     
  3. pablo RMS Moderator

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    if its the same as the MK4 the pipe goes along the pass side sill, up in front of the rear wheel, up the C pillar and into the tailgate. with a connector just inside the body at the top of the c pillar.
     
  4. pobmk4 RMS Regular

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    yeah its much the same as the mk4, i think if you remove the trim panel where the parcel shelf sits you will see a connector right infront of you! Cant remember exactly though as its too common on ALL VW's!! LOL
     
  5. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    Does the pipe run inside or underneath the car?
     
  6. pablo RMS Moderator

    pablo
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    inside.
     
  7. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    Bugger, need to lift the trim from the edge if the door then?

    That means if it's leaking, it's leaking inside.
     
  8. pablo RMS Moderator

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    I'd bet my ass it was the connector just inside the shell at the top of the C pillar mate.
     
  9. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    The c pillar being the 1 at the rear corner?
     
  10. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    Steve, any chance you could get me the link? I couldn't find it.
     
  11. pobmk4 RMS Regular

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    Yes, do what i said and remove the black plastic trim where the parcel shelf is seated on the passenger side, then i think theres a couple of Torx25 screws holdin in the lower part of the trim - romve the c-pillar trim and you'll see the pipe!!
     
  12. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    What could cause it to split?
     
  13. pablo RMS Moderator

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    It just comes off. Put a cabletie around it when you're there.
     
  14. Lyons RMS Regular

    Lyons
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    I've stripped the passenger side and a pipe does come up from the front of the arch with some wires, but it then dives off through a grommet and never continues up towards the boot. The drivers side has the same PLUS a corrugated pipe which does come from the boot, so the water comes up the drivers side.

    Any other ideas what the leak might be?

    Next step will be to remove the wheel and arch liner.
     

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