Question about 2003 Renault 181
Ihave an 04 rx4 when it rains water drips through the grille in the overhead reading light panel, no doubt it is leaking through the radio aerial mount, can someone please tell me how to remove thie panel assembly
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This is probably the sunroof seal itself, and are stupidly expensive.
Try this as a first shot -
Clean the seal with the roof open fully to remove any moss algae or dampness. Let it dry out properly.
Next, Use a silicone product for tyres to make them look glossy. This is formulated to help rubber retain it's flexibility - and is also an excellent moisture repellant.
You can close the roof while still wet with the stuff. It won't matter.
I did mine last winter when I had a wet drivers seat due to leaks.
No problems since.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2008
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but im afraid you need a new radio mate.Had exactly the same problem with my renault megane and ended up going to scrap yard only cost 25 quid and that included it being decoded,been fine since then.By the way don't go to renault i rang them and they wanted 300 quid for one,taking the ****,anyway good luck.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
It sounds like you may have a blocked drain in the evaporator box. This is where the heater core and evaporator are located.
If you look under the vehicle about where the heater is located, you should see a small tube sticking down ( plastic or rubber ) this should be he drain.
You can squeese the tube open and see if it will drain, If not it may be clogged up with dirt and debris that may require the box to be removed and cleaned.
Check the air inlet, usually located in front of the windsheild, just under the wipers for debris. Keep this area clear. If it has a lot of leaves or other things around it, it can cause water to build up and flood the evaporator box, as well as get down inside.
You may need to take this to a shop that can put it on a lift and get at the drain from the underside, they may be able to clear it without too much troble
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
this is a simple job to fix take out your courtesy light and undo the two airel nuts, take of the plastic housing on the roof and clean under it now get any mastic and seal around the holes gentle replace the parts and retighten the bolts problem solved ,had the same problem.Mac.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
torqx headed screws and look all around the panel for the screws including blanking plugs with screws behind them ,have one in the yard here now but its too hot to go out as its over 30c in the shade .
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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