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Could someone please check their vehicle for me and tell me if the washer fluid hose is routed the same way on their car? This is a picture of the left side of the car with the frunk open. You can see the hose in the picture that has broken off. It comes up from behind the moulding near the hinge at an awkward angle and then goes into the slot in the black bracket at the top left of the image (which is attached to the hood). To me this looks like it was begging to break off with repeated openings of the frunk (which it did) despite the ribbed/flexible area shown.

I'd like to know if mine was installed incorrectly from the factory, or if this is just a poor design and I'll need to make modifications to it once Porsche fixes it. Thanks.

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Mine is like that also. Long ago I noticed it and also thought it was only a matter of time that it would break, since it seems highly stressed when you open the hood. So far it hasn't broken, but I believe it will.
 

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Thank you. If that is the case then I think I'm going to find some appropriately-sized rubber hose and sacrifice it to the cause. I'll just replace it when I see it starting to wear.

I don't want to overly-dramatize this, but suddenly finding yourself without working windshield washers seems like a safety problem, and the design seems really bad.
 

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I don't want to overly-dramatize this, but suddenly finding yourself without working windshield washers seems like a safety problem...
...while possibly spraying fluid all over the interior of the frunk
 

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That's how it is. Mine broke after 4.5 years. It's $20 at dealer for entire hose system. I watched videos and put it in with an hour of time. It's tricky, don't rush it. Dealer might install for $50 or free if under warranty


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Had same issue as well, hose broke at the same point, dealer replaced under warranty. I'm surprised they haven't updated part or done something to resolve it long term
 

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I had exactly the same issue. Dealer replaced the hose with a new one under warranty and told me that the new hose is 'softer' then the old one so it should not break again. To me, old and new parts seems 100% identical.... During the days I had to wait for the dealer job i temporarily fixed it joining a piece of silicon hose into the two broken pieces.Quite easy and cheap. It would have worked for a long time. If you want to do the same be sure to have a quite long soft silicon hose available. At least one feet long in order to avoid sharp corners that could result in bending/clogging the pipe.
 

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Could someone please check their vehicle for me and tell me if the washer fluid hose is routed the same way on their car? This is a picture of the left side of the car with the frunk open. You can see the hose in the picture that has broken off. It comes up from behind the moulding near the hinge at an awkward angle and then goes into the slot in the black bracket at the top left of the image (which is attached to the hood). To me this looks like it was begging to break off with repeated openings of the frunk (which it did) despite the ribbed/flexible area shown.

I'd like to know if mine was installed incorrectly from the factory, or if this is just a poor design and I'll need to make modifications to it once Porsche fixes it. Thanks.

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2015 Boxster GTS. Just had this happen; pic looks exactly like what happened to mine. Replaced at dealer under warranty.

While waiting for repair, I popped the frunk on a Cayman on the showroom floor and the design looks the same. Ugh. Poor design.
 

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Dealer replaced the hose with a new one under warranty and told me that the new hose is 'softer' then the old one so it should not break again.
Wonder when it was replaced. My 12/15-built 2016 GTS and my brother's 2015 BGTS both have that line super stressed when frunk is open, and neither felt 'soft' to me. It's only a matter of time before those fail too IMO. I would not getting replaced if that happens (closest dealer 300+ miles away). I'd fix it for good with a silicon one, but wish whoever mentioned that, would post details, to avoid wasting time looking for one;).
 

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Had a chance to look into the issue, and it's the plastic cover that is causing the problem. If you remove that cover, the line has ZERO stress. Was thinking of just leaving those 2 parts (one on each side) off, but if you get close to the car and get your head close to that corner from the outside (inside it's completely unnoticeable), the 'hole' looks a bit ungainly, although I'd say nobody would notice. But since I'm a bit of an OCD on keeping things looking OEM, found the answer. When you take that part off, you'd notice a 'ridge' around where the hose goes, preventing it from moving (pretty obvious when you remove it). So removed that 'ridge' with a drill bit (by hand, not in a drill). Put it on, and it was still quite stressed, so noticed it was the 'channel' inside the plastic part that was forcing the line to that shape. Before continuing, this problem mainly exists when hood is open. Then I removed that 'channel' in both sides with needle-nose pliers, first breaking the plastic from the vertical part, then twisting it to break the base off. Used an 'x'acto knive to remove all burrs, and part looks stock. Put it on again, and what a difference. The line is a bit stressed still, since you have to push it forward to latch the plastic part to the hood. But since the line can now be at an angle, the stress is minimal. If you do this when the line is still good, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't break for the rest of the car's life. That's what I did. But if you're lazy to do that, removing those plastic parts completely eliminates the stress on the line, and you'd absolutely never have an issue if you do that. Porsche clearly didn't design that part right. And it might be the same story with 911s, but haven't checked one yet. At any rate, hope Porsche reads this, to make that small change to the part, and avoid lots of future warranty claims, since I'm sure 718s have the same issue, since they're basically a 981.2. Hope this helps folks. Oh, and will post pictures later. Took a few, but need to email them to me, and then post them here.
 

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Interestingly after I had the line replaced by Porsche and got my car back they hadn't even bothered to route the line through the hole in the plastic bracket. They had just left it running over the bracket and out the back. I don't know if they did this because they knew this would cause less stress on the line, or they just didn't know what they were doing.

The new line has a stiff white tube around it right where it connects with that bracket hole. Seems like Porsche made a modification to the part to hopefully prevent it from failing again.

I am going to add some vinyl tape to the line as well, but will take some pics and post the work.


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You can see in the first picture the white wrap that came with the line. In the second picture you can see the ridge inside the hole that ELP referred to. I agree that this ridge is probably causing the problem - I suspect that it was hoped that the grooves in the line would slide into the slot made by the ridges but I think it just had the effect of sawing the line off with the opening and closing of the frunk.

I went ahead and removed the ridge with a sharp knife, added some vinyl tape to the area and then snugged it back into the notch in the bracket as you can see from the last picture.

Now when the frunk is opened and closed the line moves with it but stays held by the notch without moving around.
 

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How did you remove the plastic piece that holds the tube?
 

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Nope.
Mine broke last month, and I hadn't opened the frunk in a very long time.

I got it fixed earlier this month at the dealer, and they had it done in about 30 minutes.
 
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