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Old 4th January 2014, 09:08 AM
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I was greeted this morning by a soaking wet headliner driverside that was dripping down on my lap !

is this blocked sun roof drains ect ?

any help would be great thanks
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Old 4th January 2014, 09:29 AM
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Sounds very like the sunroof drains to me, is this on your d3?

I did mine back in the summer but could only do the fronts as could not see the rears and to get access to them you need to strip the rear wheelwell arch liners out.

To clear my front drains I got a killa spray bottle from b & q.

If you take the lance off the hose and cut about 3 inches of the hose of the end, and assembly the lance back on, now take the piece of hose and replace the spray nozzle with the bit of hose (just push it over the end of the hard pipe)

You now have a bit of hose that fits snugly in the drain hole of the sunroof and you can pressurize the bottle with air first just incase the drain pipe is split and not blocked and then try to clear the blockage both sides.

When i did mine you can clearly hear it spit the crud out the end down near the front wheels.

Then as a belts and braces i filled the bottle with tepid sopay water and pumped a few litres through each side to flush any remaining debris out.

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Yes its on my D3 the LWB ive also had problems with the wipers playing up lately and going very erratic and acting strange

so how do i check the sun roof drains is it the small pipe in the door jam as you open the doors ?
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Old 4th January 2014, 05:17 PM
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If you slide the sunroof back, and look into the corners of the body work you will see a hole at each corner, blast these out as i mentioned before.

Some people have had success by shoving something long and thin down the hole, but i wouldn't incase you damaged the drain hose.

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Old 4th January 2014, 05:55 PM
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Perfect Thank you il give that a Go
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Old 4th January 2014, 06:56 PM
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My D2 clogged when I first got it - I have a high pressure under body lance attachment for my pressure washer and a good blast around under the car was enough to clear it and it's never happened again

The clear from the top option is the most effective if you have the time and the weather to do it
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I was greeted this morning by a soaking wet headliner driverside that was dripping down on my lap !

is this blocked sun roof drains ect ?

any help would be great thanks
Glad you got sorted , but it does open up the old question - why on earth would you get a can opener and cut a hole in a perfectly good roof?
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