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Water coming from dash

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dishsoap, May 29, 2020.

  1. May 29, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    Dishsoap

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    I have some water dripping out from the passenger side under the dash in the middle. (See pictures). Carpet is a little wet under the mat also.

    All I can think is ac, but it's never happened before.

    No mods, no rain, but it's been hot so have had ac running alot. I have checked some other threads, but havnt seen anything exactly like this.

    Any clue on what I can do to prevent this from happening again?

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  2. May 29, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Yes.
    Is your A/C drain dripping water? It might be clogged.
     
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  3. May 29, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    It is dripping a decent amount from the AC drain tube. Just as normal it seems
     
  4. May 29, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    A Toyota tech explained to me that if you live in a high humidity location like say Texas, and you always have the recirculate on it doesn’t allow the fan blower to dry the excess moisture that can build up. Two solutions he gave me. One run it for awhile with the recirc off, and two use the attached product to clean the AC drain line. Just my two cents.

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  5. May 29, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    Thanks for the tips!

    Just spray that stuff right up the tube and flush it out?
     
  6. May 29, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Remove your cabin filter and spray it down in the blower fan. It’s a foam concentrate, and will help with any odor buildup you may have in the process. Bought it on Amazon for $15 I think. Good luck.
     
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  7. May 29, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    as long as it isnt anti-freeze/coolant, due to a heater core failure, it is probably the ac drain, or sunroof drain, one or the other is plugged. Ski
     
  8. May 29, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    He’s right, I forgot to ask if you have a sunroof. Monitor your coolant level; if your mat is still damp you should be able to determine if its antifreeze because of the odor that the coolant gives off.
     
  9. May 29, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Checked color with a white rag and smell so it's definitely not antifreeze. Thankfully

    And no sunroof.
     
  10. May 29, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Frustrating that the default recirculate position is ON.
     
  11. May 29, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    I think with Carista and a Bluetooth dongle, or Techstream and a tactrix cable, you can change that default setting to off.
     
  12. May 29, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Suweet!

    I have a kiwi, but don’t think it’ll work. I do have a tactrix and techstream though.
     

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