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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Warning - Keep your Sunroof Drain Holes clear


The Xtrail sunroof on both the T30 and T31 are not completely waterproof due to the nature of the rubber seals on the edges of the glass panel. The rubber seals slide on the sides and rear while the front presses against the metal roof panel. This requirement for the seals to slide means less force is used to minimise friction to enable the sliding action of the sunroof and with the glass panel being flat, water can pool on the seals when the Xtrail is parked in rain.

To allow for this and stop water from soaking the headlining there is a drainage channel around the entire edge of the sunroof assembly and drain hoses fitted in the corners of the drainage channel. The T31 has one in each corner and the T30 has 2 in the front corners that I have found.

It is very important to keep these clear as they can block up with dust and fine debris over time causing water to not drain out of the channel, hence overflowing into the headlining or worse, dripping into the interior and soaking the seats and floor mats.

Once before my drain hoses became clogged and I noticed it through drips of water on the passenger's seat a few mornings after rain the previous night. This is when I found the drain holes and by using a wire coat-hanger, poked down the hole, clearing the tube to let the water flow away from the channel.

This time it was much worse. I was overseas for a while with the Xtrail parked outside, luckily at home in the driveway. If I had parked it at the International long-stay carpark things would have been very difficult having to drive it home in the state the interior was in.

Water from heavy rains had leaked into the interior, through the headlining, over the driver's seat and pooled about 2 litres in the footwell under the driver's seat. This accumulation of water combined with having the Xtrail locked up for 2 weeks in sunny weather was the perfect environment for mould to grow and this was the result...
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Just the leather seats were effected with nothing on the dash, console, doors, headlining or carpets.

I have vacuumed all the water from the floor and the surface mould from the affected seats before cleaning with specialised leather cleaner and mould killer.

So please check your sunroof drain holes periodically by using a length of stiff wire to ensure they are unblocked, especially before parking the Xtrail for an extended period of time outside when rain is possible and you'll avoid this happening to you as well.


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How do we get to the drain pipes to check them?

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The easiest way I found was to open the sunroof and standing on the door sill, either driver's side or passenger's side, you will be able to see and get access to the drain holes in the corners.

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my sunroof wont open...can i do it mannually?

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Hi Mate, we need to know if it is a factory sunroof or an aftermarket one, so it's a good idea to add your xtrail year and model to your forum signature to enable us to answer your questions more accurately. Thanks

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have added a signature of my xtrail 2007 ST-S...will that do...It would be factory in this model wouldnt it?

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Yes, it's a factory sunroof in that model and I can't see any manual way to operate the sunroof after checking the electronic service manual. This means that you must take it to an auto-electrician to troubleshoot the sunroof motor to get it to open.

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What can I do before I show it to an AE? Can I get to the motor somehow?

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OK, it seems there is a way to manually open your T30 sunroof and I found the information on Google.

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You need to locate the Z-shaped crank handle in the boot of your car along where the jack and other tools are kept. You then need to locate the insert hole in the roof lining which is covered by a piece of plastic and insert the crank handle and turn clockwise as shown in the diagram.

Remember to turn the ignition off to avoid the sunroof moving automatically with the crank handle inserted.

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Thanks thats a great find.

Do you think I will be able to access the drain holes when the sunroof is deployed like this?

If it tilts up from the back only, then wont the front holes be inaccessible?

Also can I make the sunroof slide right open when doing this operation?

Do you think the drianpipes go down through the roof legs?

Could this be why my front passenger floor is getting wet? Its parked on an angle with the passenger side downhill.....

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