After a hard rain, water drips from dome light/sun glass console

Tiny
CARLESMITH
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  • 2016 ACURA RDX
  • 60,000 MILES
Water dripping from the overhead convenience console.
The sun roof drains have been tested and drain well.
Bought the car used, Carfax said it had not been in a wreck.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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There are 4 drains to check, if all 4 are okay then it is time to remove the headliner and check to be sure the seals on the frame are okay. They stick onto the frame and the glue has been known to fail due to heat and aging. Usually a wreck won't do much unless it moves the entire roof.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2020 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
KASEKENNY
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So the way to find this is going to be pretty involved. I would suggest dropping the head liner down do that you can see where the water is coming in.

Once you have the head liner down you will actually see staining on the top of it from the dirt and water staining. This will be a good indicator to follow where it is coming from.

More then likely it is the sunroof but once have the head liner down, you want to start water testing with a hose from the front of the vehicle working backwards so that the water goes down over the windshield. This way when you see the water coming in, you know what the entry point is for the water.

Let me know what questions you have. Thanks
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Sunday, July 19th, 2020 AT 3:48 PM

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