How do I remove the rear washer jet on a2016 Kia Sportage?

2016 Kia Sportage 2.0 CDI
Car: Kia Sportage
Year: 2016
Variant: 2.0 CDI
Jet blocks intermittently. It can be temporarily cleared by lifting the rear hatch up and down several times. Seems like there's something floating about in the supply tube. I would like to disconnect the tube from the jet and try to clear both of them.
Problem added: Aug 21, 2020 (3 years ago)
See if this applies ,

" I've just fixed this issue on my Sportage (2014 KX3 Sat-Nav).

The non-return valve can be accessed by removing the plastic cowling covering the rear brake light at the top of the rear window. Just hook your finger tips around the edge by the brakelight and pull. There are five re-fittable clips holding the cowling in place which simply pop out.

With the cowling removed, you'll see an approx. 5cm x 2cm (2" x 3/4") hole in the sheet metal. The joint in the washer pipe that can be seen through the window is the non-return valve, which can be removed by pulling off the rubber pipe. DO NOT pull the top section of pipe downwards (like I did!) or it will come off the back of the washer jet and it's a nightmare to get it reconnected. The bottom section of pipe is easy to manipulate and I recommend pulling that off first.

A post above says just replace with a straight-through connector. Actually, you can remove the innards of the one-way valve to achieve this. I used a sharp point to pull out the yellow ring found at on one end of the valve and the spring et al just fall out to leave a straight-through part. "
Answered Aug 21, 2020 (3 years ago)
Thanks very much. I'll give it a try.
Answered Aug 21, 2020 (3 years ago)
Your welcome , hope it solves the problem
Answered Aug 21, 2020 (3 years ago)
Hi. I've had a look at the rear brake light. It is recessed into a large piece of shiny, black plastic which extends from one side of the top of the back door to the other. There is no separate cowling surrounding it. I can't see any obvious way of removing this plastic trim - I would need to stretch my arms really wide just to access both sides of it and there's no way I could pull it off with my fingertips anyway -I did try, but with no result. In addition, the jet is also recessed into this piece of plastic, so, pulling it off, if it was possible to do this, would probably pull the hose off the jet. Any ideas?
Answered Aug 22, 2020 (3 years ago)

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