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AC condensation overflow

(1995 Volkswagen Cabrio)
in Pearl Harbor, HI on September 24, 2009
I think I must have blocked AC condensation drain tube but can't find it. I have water spilling out from under the dash when I make a turn and condensation blowing from the vents. I would appreciate help in finding the port and some direction on cleaning/reaming it out.
Thanks for the help.
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on June 23, 2010
If you are looking at the engine compartment, you need to look right up against the passenger compartment wall on the left side of the back part of the engine compartment where the silver heat panel is down towards the lower part of the car. there is a little flapper where the drain empties and it may be covered by the heating panel. I actually just had the problem for about a year and my husband fixed it with a little tucking of that silver panel. It had fallen down and was blocking the condensation from escaping. Quite a lot of water gushed out when he opened up the drain. I really hope this helps and your car is all better!! (sorry not official terminology, but I'm a girl and don't care what everything is called, as long is it works!!)
on July 18, 2010
Girl or not, your comment above just saved me tons of time and $$$. Thanks for posting. It took me about 3 minutes to get that gush of water flowing from the drain.
on July 24, 2010
Worked great on a 1997 cabrio too. Saved me from paying $145 to the volkswagen dealer.
on July 24, 2010
It took all of 30 seconds, with your description, to find and correct. Thank you wery much!
on July 28, 2010
Hi Having a hard time locating the flapper can you give some info on hat it looks like. Sorry I'm a girl and just trying to fix it on my own.
on August 06, 2010
Great thanks for the information. It took me all but 2 minutes. Thank you.....
on August 15, 2010
This worked great. I could not believe all the water that came pouring out (although based on how much was inside the car, it's believable). In my case, the flapper was fine, and I had to dislodge the blockage with a pencil. The drain tube was too small for even my pinky finger. For the young lady who was asking further about the location, my 96 cabrio had a tab cutout on the silver panel. The black flapper is underneath it, and you have to pull that up too. I then had to insert the pencil to unblock the drain. due to space constraints, it has to be as short pencil.
on September 25, 2009
Hi, I can give general info about this, but I can't point you in the exact location of the drain.
The evaporator is generally behind the center-right side of the dashboard, and the drain will be below that area. If you look under the right side of the dash area, look below and/or towards the rear of the heater housing for a rubber hose or pipe that is connected to the floor or firewall.
Hope that helps, let us know if you find it and where exactly it is located.
on July 24, 2010
Thanks, your advise was spot on. I found it a few weeks ago. It is hidden under a fire blanket and covered with a rubber flap that opens and closes by itself. As soon as I found it I was able to get it open.
Thanks again to everyone.
on January 31, 2014
I know this is an old question, but in case somebody comes along later... I had this problem, and it helps to go to your local auto zone and just ask if they could blow out this drain as it makes it much less likely to occur again. The first time, the pencil trick worked, but the next time the blockage was too far back and my car was flooded again. Hope this helps someone out.
on June 22, 2014
If blockage is to far back as u stated, get some small flexible plastic hose , like the size of a small straw, and feed it through the hole as far as it will go, then pull it out.
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