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Water collected in my dashboard and now the fan doesn't work. When I called the dealer he told me that there was a small valve that was probably clogged. I cleaned it and some of the water came out, but its still leaking into the passenger side. I've been reading that there is a simple way to fix it, but I also read on one of these boards that there is a recall, but I can't find any information about it. How do I get it out, and is it possible to repair the fan myself?

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  • Tracy Jun 09, 2017

    As far as changing the fan out..It depends on what car you have. Some are very hard to get to because there behind the glove box. I would get the water out. Let it all dry. Then check the fuse box. It might just have blown a fuse because it got wet...if it did it will be a the bigger number fuse...Like 20 or 30 amp. Also you can swap fuses to check them. as long as they are the same number.



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Sarah what valve did you clean? If your talking about the AC /heater fan it might be that you have leaves and pine straw clogging the drain your hood.Go to passenger side windshield..Rain water drains through the holes under wipers. If you park under trees over time the drain lines will clogg up. The drain line is under car. You can take a small pencil and gfy to drain it. But to clean it out you have to take off the part at windshield. Then you will see the valley pit where the air comes into your fan. You also will see the leaves clogging it up. You can see the drain line after you clean it running under car to drip on ground while it rains. This is what's happening to you....It gathers water while it rains because its clogged up. The water raises then goes through a air filter meant for air not water then over flows into your fan area.and then over flows into your car..Like I said...Quick fix to under car and poke a pencil up into line...Watch water drain out. To clean out you have to take it apart from top side of car at windshield wipers...Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 09, 2017


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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser rain water leak

check the sunroof drains,they may be clogged they are located on the right and left front of the sunroof.

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SOURCE: convertible leaks

Look for a plugged drain at both rear side panels. Water from the top can enter the car, but it is then discharged out thru drains. If the drains are clogged, you will have this problem. Same for any other Toyota convertible.

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SOURCE: Water leak on the passenger rug for 2003 Corolla

well if you have water or coolant leaking on to the rug in your car, first you must remember that every car has 2 radiators. One for the Engine which is in the front of your car under the hood and one for your heater, which is usually hidden deep behind the dash inside of your car. So if you are leaking fluids on to the rug in the car; Im 90% sure its going to be something dealing with the heater radiator. What you have to do is find out where your heater radiator is on your car and check all the hoses.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009


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SOURCE: Water Leak UNDER the Vehicle.

It is definately your AC water outlet. The hose must have shifted sort of.

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SOURCE: water leaks in above and behind dashboard

There is only one thing that will cause it if you have a Sun roof and that is the water drain pipe from the roof to the wheel arch were it drains out and this bunged up,so blow it out with air compressor or high water pipe.
IF no to sunroof then its the windscreen leaking at the top and you might not beable to see it it will be at the top But dont try and fix it as the screen has to come out to do the job correctly.
But if only leaks water on floor and not on top of dash it could be the vent under windscreen were the wipers go and the vent drains the rain also to the left and right side of wheel arch, then they can be blocked and overflowing into the air box for the heater because that is where the air comes from when on FRESH AIR for heater..So check them out and do as required it shouldent cost you anything unless its the screen out..Job Have a goodday Let me know how you get on Ron

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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