Common questions

Where are the drains on a sunroof?

Where are the drains on a sunroof?

Water Drain Tubes These tubes are generally located at the front and rear corners of the pan assembly of the sunroof/moonroof, travel down the interior of your vehicle and typically drain onto the ground. Unfortunately, these tubes can become clogged with debris overtime.

Can I Silicone my sunroof shut?

If your car’s sunroof won’t stop leaking, you may choose to seal it permanently — possibly the most effective solution to this problem. You will create a waterproof seal using silicone that will be resistant to sunlight.

What happens if you have a clogged sunroof drain?

by April Dowling. Sunroof drains are designed to channel outside water around the sunroof. When these four drains are clogged, water can leak through the cracks and cause damage to the interior of the car. Sunroof drains should be cleaned regularly, such as every time the car is washed.

Where are the drain holes in the sunroof?

Your car’s sunroof drains should be cleaned regularly. Locate the drain holes. Depending on your vehicle, the location of these may vary, though the front drain holes in most cars exit in the doorjamb or under the car. The rears may drain under the rear bumper or the top of the rear hatch jamb area.

How can I unclog the sunroof drain on my car?

Simply inserting a flexible wire down the drain can unclog the drains. Locate the four sunroof drains on your car. The two front drains empty out inside the front door jams, while the two back drains empty out inside the rear bumper.

Where does water go when you unplug a sunroof?

We are looking for a hole which is at the base of the sunroof trim or frame. The drains normally continue down the roof or window posts, directing water flow to the underside of the vehicle. When cleaning the drain, it’s also a great idea to ensure there is no debris around the sunroof area which could worsen the clog or cause another clog.

Why does my sunroof drain keep getting plugged?

Depending on where you live, sunroof drains may become plugged sooner than later. If you live in a treed area, it can happen more often as there is larger particles floating around in the air which would eventually plug the drains. These drains are normally feed through the roof pillars and exit somewhere underneath the vehicle.

Where does water go after cleaning the sunroof?

The drains normally continue down the roof or window posts, directing water flow to the underside of the vehicle. When cleaning the drain, it’s also a great idea to ensure there is no debris around the sunroof area which could worsen the clog or cause another clog.

How can I test the drain on my sunroof?

Now test using a bottle of water, gradually drain the water around the sunroof drain, do not excessively dump as the drain is only able to remove a certain amount of water. As you can see the water is draining properly. If the problem persists, there may have been a drain you missed, a faulty seal, or faulty drain.

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Ruth Doyle