Clio3: attention, where is sunroof drain pipes located (front/rear)

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  1. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hello
    I am having hard time to locate front sunroof drains and those are blocked.
    I removed already front arch liner (that black plastic proection behind wheel).
    I only found that drain pipe which comes from wiper bay, it was open and clean.
    If i pour water for front part of sunroof, it does not go away as it should.

    Now the fun part:
    I have done this maybe 2 times before and i found those pipes. This time i didnt.
     

  2. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    And if you have picture it will be very helpful
     
  3. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    I know that one of them run through the a-pillar. Will try to find some pics. Rear ones also drain out the rear arch liner IIRC.
     
  4. Tiggy Rascal

    Tiggy Rascal Paid Member

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    The fronts definitely drain out the front wheel arch next to the drain holes for the scuttle and the rear out the rear arch. Mine had bunged up at the front and was draining into the car in the footwell. They run down the a pillars and in the rear you can see them if you pull back the carpet from the sides of the boot.
     
  5. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Thanks for your help. I try to find front ones first. Rear are blocked too, i have to open those, but front are more important first.
    Yesterday i found those drain pipes which are from scuttle area, those were clean and water flow easily.
    This is amazing that there is 0 videos in youtube about this. Maybe i have to record little video from front and rear drain pipes and how to wash those (if i will find them) :wink:
     
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  6. DS197

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  7. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Okay, i try to find correct page if there will be some pics.
     
  8. Antti O

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    Yep i think i found those front drain pipes. Little ones near scuttle pipes.
    Unfortunately.. now the problem is, i found where the clogging was . Near sunroof glas.
    I opened those succesfully, but now water is draining not from the pipes but from body plugs under car chassis.
    Maybe hoses are disconnected somewhere near a pilar ?

    Any ideas how difficult to re-attach those connectors near a pilars under dash?
    I have LHD car, so steering wheel is in left side.

     
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  9. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    I have seen photos of your car does it have a sunroof?
     
  10. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Correct, but we also have 1.6 Dynamique with sunroof.
     
  11. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Confirmed:
    Drain pipes are disconnected behind dash.
    I get it fixed tomorrow and floor carpet is off for drying.
    Right drain pipe connection was quite easy to reach behind glove box. First remove glove box.
    Left side is more difficult because steering wheel is there.
     
  12. Antti O

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    Update:
    Pipes has been shrunk, cannot attach those secure.
    Have to make some kind of extension connector.
    Is this typical problem?
     
  13. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Here you can see brown pipe which is coming from A-pilar.
    Black pipe is going through firewall in the wheel area outside of car.
    As you can see from picture, pipes are shrunk or something strange.

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  14. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Fix is completed!
    If you have sunroof in Clio3, highly recommend to do this fix.

    Maybe i do small write up in DIY section about these drains and how to clean those..?

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  15. DS197

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    Did the rear drains go past the third seat belt (the one hanging from the headlining)? I only ask as I had water leaking from that spot and have a feeling it may be the sunroof drains.
     
  16. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hi
    Unfortunately i dont know location of rear drain pipes.
    I only cleaned those from underside of the car.
     
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  17. turkie172

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  18. DS197

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    Thank you mate, the annotation is greatly appreciated! I was having a look at the manual this weekend but couldn't quite make out that the second diagram was of the rear drain tube.
     

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