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How do I fix a clogged drain tube. It's leaking water under the glove compartment and the driver's right side mat.

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If you get under the car, on the right side behind the tire next to the firewall is a black rubber tube, you can use a cloth hanger or buy a long bottle brush and clean the tube, watch your face.

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