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I went to fill the bottle up today and forgot the cap is not on a safety strap and dropped the cap , the cap now sits nicely on the under shield. Any tips how to get it out ? There is no room to get my arm down to grab it.
 

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Odd, mine has a long "snake" attached to it. Cant drop it unless I remove all 2foot of it..



Try reversing at a speed and slam on the anchors to see I it'll budge ut?

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I had the same problem on my EX w ith the washer cap took it to the main agents who retrieved the cap for nothing saying that they don't charge for work less than 15 minutes. It will Cost you £9-00 for a replacement cap
 

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Reminds me, I must do something about that.

9G's it's just a cap with no tether.
 

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Ahhhhhh :facepalm:

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Have to admit I am guilty of dropping the washer cap as well. I could see it staring back at me from bottom of the engine.
It remained there for several weeks even after motorway driving.
The garage retrieved it for me when the car went in for a service (no extra charge of course).
 

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Odd, mine has a long "snake" attached to it. Cant drop it unless I remove all 2foot of it..



Try reversing at a speed and slam on the anchors to see I it'll budge ut?

Late to the show as usual!

I think the later builds don't have the plastic tube. It is like wiring loom conduit but much smaller in diameter.

It is intended to be a water level meter of sorts.



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Took the car to Honda in Cambridge this morning . They retrieved the cap for me but at a cost. They have now secured the cap so it won't fall down again.
 

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I took mine off assuming it would have a snake like the 8G had, and the next thing I knew it had disappeared. I bought an 8G replacement with the snake, which fits fine and was less than half of the price of the 9G snakeless one.
 

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I can also confirm that the gen8 one does fit the gen9 and the plastic feels less flimsy, although the Parts department guy only ordered the washer bottle mouth cap and forgot to order the tube as well, but it still only cost £3.90 instead of £8.75!
 

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DIY Retrieval

Hi All,

Just managed to retrieve my dropped cap using:

pen torch
wire coathanger

Having spotted the cap using the torch, I bent the coathanger to suit - including a very small "hook" at the end - and then "fished" the cap out in two stages.

My bubble of joy/satisfaction at my own ingenuity/dexterity was only burst by the recollection that I was the idiot who dropped the thing in the first place ;-)

Happy Fishing!
 

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Took the car to Honda in Cambridge this morning . They retrieved the cap for me but at a cost. They have now secured the cap so it won't fall down again.
A poor design that inconveniences you and then they expect you to pay for them simply giving it back to you? How much did they charge?
 

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I just put a loose cable tie on mine.

Blue of course to match the cap.
 

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That's OK then :thumbsup:
 

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I took mine off assuming it would have a snake like the 8G had, and the next thing I knew it had disappeared. I bought an 8G replacement with the snake, which fits fine and was less than half of the price of the 9G snakeless one.
how long is the snake please?
 

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I bought a piece of tube from Ebay, about a quid.
Anyone know how long it needs to be?
thanks.
 
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