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Two questions: 1) My AC is leaking a lot. What do I do to stop it? It's on the floor on the passenger side, is odorless but left a stain on the bottom of my pocketbook. 2) The radio/cassette deck switches back and forth every few seconds between radio mode and tape mode. How do I make it stay on radio? Thanks. Peggy Payne

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Reconnect condensation line so it will drain out of car

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    peggypayneUnder the glove box remove panel look up under dash with flash light. you should find a plastic or rubber hose / line that maybe plugged broken or off. I have see mud covering the drain under the right side front at fire wall backing water up and on to passenger side floor.


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And where, pray tell, is the condensation line?

I thought my convertible top was leaking, until you mentioned this.

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