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Rear window washer leak

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    Posted: 24 Sep 2017 at 7:38am
Hi everyone I’m new to the club, I have a question. I have a leak from the rear window washer when I use it the water just runs down the rear window on the inside onto the parcel shelf. I’m guessing there’s a crack in the pipe or it’s become detached. What I need to know is if it’s a job I can fix myself and how difficult is it to fix!? I can’t find any diagrams or info on how to attempt to fix this problem.
I look forward to any help or advice I can get.
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I had that twice on 2 of my 3 Skoda Octavias. Each time due to trying to wash rear window when I hadn't put enough antifreeze in the washer bottle after the summer.  Fluid has almost thawed but Washer nozzle still frozen so pressure caused supply pipe to detach. 
First time I took it in I waited and the technician un-clipped a couple of plastic trim items. exposed the connection, replaced the pipe.
Second time I did it myself
Sadly, our Jan 2013 Red High-up!written-off by hit-and-run on a Saturday aft in town. Was thinking of upgrading to a Polo, so have now got a used 1.2 TSI 110 DSG but much sooner than planned.
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Yes, well-known problem on some cars....had it happen on two Skoda Fabias (but not on current Citigo). Always worth keeping the washer antifreeze at a decent concentration to prevent this happening. The pipe can detach at the rear of the jet....or at a one-way connector some distance away. The awkward bit of DIYing the fix is getting the trim off....and getting it back on again properly.
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Thank you for your reply, I would like to see diagrams of what I need to do or realise it’s a trip to the dealership..
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