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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    You need the car right up in the air on a lift to do this from below.
    Thanks mate, what about if I go the smashed grill method, is this easier?
    What happens once the grill is cut? Is it obvious where to go or do you have to cut further?

    Any help appreciated on this.
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    It is not something I can guide you on, it is based on knowing what the exposed system looks like and how it works in an exposed state, experience...
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    I guess only those who have done it themselves successfully are in any sort of position to guide on this.

    I'll see how I go and report back one way or another
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    Well well well, wheel off, wheel liner off and I'm in! Took me 30 mins and the bonnet is open!
    Once you see the cable it's really easy!
    Just wedge the junction box off the chassis and then pull the cable, and that was it!!
    Can't belive vw wanted to smash the car to bits, what a relief
    If anyone needs help in future with the same issue then give me a shout.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NB78fLnfZzt8EYxK9
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/vMT96mQfQMuxyJ5v7
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZGt2CoBp6vUKq7pr8
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    I've just done the same thing today.

    Shocked by how easily it happened, given the importance of being able to get under the hood, and the lack of any easily accessible redundancy in the system.

    Sods law this happened the evening before I drive to Toulouse and needed to refill the washer fluid. No doubt I'll now be doing a manual screen wash at every service stop in the hope of staving off an error light.

    Thanks for attaching the photos. I've asked my garage for a ballpark price, but if they come back with something eye watering I may have questions!
    2016 Passat Estate 2.0 TDI-CR DSG

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    Quote Originally Posted by E17B8 View Post
    I've just done the same thing today.

    Shocked by how easily it happened, given the importance of being able to get under the hood, and the lack of any easily accessible redundancy in the system.

    Sods law this happened the evening before I drive to Toulouse and needed to refill the washer fluid. No doubt I'll now be doing a manual screen wash at every service stop in the hope of staving off an error light.

    Thanks for attaching the photos. I've asked my garage for a ballpark price, but if they come back with something eye watering I may have questions!
    No Worries, if you need any guidence on fixing this then give us a shout.

    Remember when you've taken the liner off from behind the wheel, look for the box attached to the chassis and edge it off from the car with a flat screwdriver. This makes it easier to get hold of the cable. You can reach in and just grab the cable with a pair of pliers then, give it a good pull and your bonnet should pop open

    The new part is only 13 from VW, my garage fitted it for 40
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