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Sunroof leak

Post by Captain Jack » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:25 pm

Washing my car today, I noticed that my sunroof was leaking. I never noticed the leak before as it never entered the cabin. Is it supposed to leak and it drains away somewhere or....? If not, where can I get the new rubber seal around sun glass (other than the dealers)?
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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by lozz » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:48 pm

find the sunroof drains and clear them out,
idont know where they are on the 406s tho,

Net curtain wire is the best thing ive found for clearing them out on other cars ive had

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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by Captain Jack » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:05 pm

Drains? I can see the water dripping onto the sunroof rails - are they simply drained away, in which case this is "normal" for it to leak?
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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by trem1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:10 pm

I think the drains are at the front corners and run down through the pillars.
Not certain tho but i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong


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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by Doggy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:34 pm

They are. - pull off the A pillar trims & you can see them, pull the tube out at the bottom, remove the the end section & clean it out.

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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:18 am

Thanks everyone, I'll check the drains... but... is the sunroof supposed to be leaking in the first place (i.e. between the rubber bit around the glass and the metal bit of the roof)?
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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by Welly » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:45 am

You'll never get a 100% water seal around the glass - that's why you have the drains to catch the bit of water that gets past the seal.
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Re: Sunroof leak

Post by Captain Jack » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:54 am

Ahhh gotcha. Well, that makes me feel more at ease then. Never had any water in the cabin so I guess it's all working as it should. Need to check the drains anyway for a rainy day!
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