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Water leak on the passenger rug

2007 Corolla just recently noticed passenger front & rear carpet saturated in water. Not sure what's going on. I think it gets worse after raining I have a 2003 Corolla with this exact problem for about 3 years... I was able to pull the rubber drain stoppers out under the passenger side to drain after a particularly bad spell yesterday and noticed that the flow seemed to come from the console through passenger side to the back and wondered how/where/why.
Thanks for this answer as now I should know exactly what to tell the dealer when I take it in for service!

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  • errolbert Dec 16, 2008

    I had wanted to post a "me too, thanks" on another problem and this site duplicated that person's message and left my message in the ether...


    This site needs to be fixed...

  • errolbert Dec 16, 2008

    I was looking at this problem: http://www.fixya.com/cars/t997603-water_...


    And wanted to add a comment but when I clicked the "I have this problem too" link it replaced my comment (in which I said basically "I have this problem too, and this sounds like the right fix, thanks a bunch.") but after registering I saw that the site had duplicated that original question to my account...


    So, I'm pretty sure the solution from the other user is the solution to my problem.

  • ezstudio Dec 27, 2008

    i have the same problem for year on my 2003 corolla, and the dealer couldn't figure out the problem. Is there any way we can have corolla to fix this issue?

  • ezstudio Dec 27, 2008

    i have the same problem for year on my 2003 corolla, and the dealercouldn't figure out the problem. Is there any way we can have corollato fix this issue?

  • ezstudio Dec 31, 2008

    i have the same problem, checked with dealer, was told that there is a leak on the windshield.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I will be glad to assist you. The issue that you may have is a blocked "condensate drain tube". Here is what I need you to do:

    Go out to the car, get in on the passenger side, and pull the carpet back on the passenger footwell, closest to the console. Look at the now-exposed firewall metal, and look for a black hose poking thru the firewall. Follow this hose back to a black box under the center of the dash, in front of the center console. With a suitable container handy, remove the black hose from the black box, and catch any water that comes out of the black box. Inspect the hose for a plugged condition. Clean it, and put it back in. You should be good to go.



    BTW: What do you mean by your comment? "I had wanted to post a "me too, thanks" on another problem and this site duplicated that person's message and left my message in the ether...
    This site needs to be fixed..." Can I assist you here, also? Please advise if my solutions helps you out.

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I provided the solution to the link that you provided.
The condensate pipe is your issue, I am sure. Let me know how it turns out; plugged, etc. If it IS plugged, expect a quart of water to come out of the black box.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • kilpatrick61
    kilpatrick61 Oct 05, 2012

    Dude I have the same issue, you make a lot of sense. i'll let you know how mine turned.. Thanks a bunch

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