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Where are the drain holes in the sunroof gutter? Do I have to remove hardware to get to them?

The bottom front drain holes with the rubber nipples under the car are clear of debris.

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Usually the drain holes are in the sunroof track on the forward corners, both sides.

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Now i have no idea on this model but a lot of vehicles have tubes under the headlining that do to either the back or the sides and run down the door pilar or the rear if a hatchbackor the quarter panels if it has a boot or trunk

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My sun roof leaks and no o0ne seems able to fix it 2004 ion3

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I have been told the air conditioning drains are plugged. How do I clean them out?

(1) Get under truck from passenger side;
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(3) To clear a clogged nipple, use your finger or a small tool to wiggle the nipple until the mud, dirt, debris, etc. is freed, allowing water to flow out. This water is dirty and may be warm.
(4) Allow water to drain out, attempting to dodge as much as possible.
(5) Check periodically to ensure water flows from the drain line, cleaning as necessary.
(6) Wipe arms off with towel.

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