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2002 impala water dripping from panel where moon roof switch is, compass, fuel mpg info.

Water is dripping from the "box" located above rearview mirror. The "box" houses the moon roof switch, the compass, thermometer, fuel mpg and estimates. The moon roof is closed. Water stains on interior roof above drivers seat. Put garbage bag between window and roof but water still leaking inside. Please help!

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    moe mohammed Oct 29, 2012

    is it a sun/moon roof does it slide, and when does it leak, rain, car wash ????

  • eric Oct 31, 2012

    sun/moon roof slides. Started leaking month ago whenever it rains.

  • eric Oct 31, 2012

    I checked the seal around the window. There was one part that had "slipped." I put back on but still leaking.

  • eric Jan 08, 2013

    there are drains at the front of the rails that needed unclogged. took a air compressor to the drain holes. drain lets out in front wheel well. after using compressor, poured some hot water down the drains and watched to see water run out by wheel well. thanks for all your info/help.



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It is going to be the seal in your moon roof. Unless you have holes in the top of your car you can be sure that the water is coming from there.

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Hi this a know concern for jeep. you have two drain tubes in the top they are most likely stopped up you need to blow them out. This should repair the leak. If it does not call jeep and ask for help the number is in the back of your Manuel

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