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Just bought a 51plate Rover 25 1.6 iXL, and am quite impressed with it, far quicker than I imagined it to be, and great fun to drive.

There are a couple of minor niggles with it though. I could take the car to Pheonix MG-Rover Kidderminster to sort out, but would like to try myself first to save some money!

Firstly, the rear washer motor runs but the water pisses out on the floor by the rear passenger side door with none going near the window. I am guessing that the pipe is split and needs replacing, but is this correct, and if so is it a difficult job.

Also, the rear demister does not work. The switch works and the light comes on and stays on as it is supposed to, and the relay picks and latches correctly, but the screen does not demist. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Broken plastic pipe on the tailgate hinge joint, fairly easy fix - but why should you?

I'll bet there is a wire off the rear screen heating element.....
 

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Could the wiring to the HRS be damaged, on the other side of the boot??? I know mine was almost cut through when I noticed the problem.
 

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my pipe went where it goes into the boot from the car body (top corner - black rubber 'insulation' round it) - easy job - just get a bit of spare tube, heat it in boiling water to soften and push both ends on. I think this is a common problem, and usually occurs in same place.
 

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The wiring to the Heated rear screen is in the opposite rubber boot, on the RHS of the tailgate.

However, the plugs are visible i believe, one on the left and one on the right.

If it is loom damage, you will need to pull the rubber boot sown to see it.
 

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u went for the 25 iXL then m8!!!

very well specced the iXL's for little more than u wud pay for an iL/iS.

any plans for it???
 
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