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Old 08-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Floor soaked, clogged ac drain

So my 2010 outback had a clogged a/c drain due to a fricken hornets nest. Dumped a nice size puddle in the passenger footwell. I've pulled the carpet, vacuumed up the water, wiped down the carpet, floor and pad with rubbing alcohol to attempt to kill any mould and ran fans for the past 24 hours.

I need to take the car on a 600 mile road trip on Friday. What else can I do to help remove whatever moisture is left?

Pour a box of rice on the floor?

Sent from my phone so I apologize for grammar/spelling mistakes in advance.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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Sit a dehumidifier in there and let it rip for a bit? Maybe pickup some desiccant (silica gel stuff) packs and stuff it under the carpet? I have heard you can get that stuff at a Michaels or flower shops.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Spray down the interior with fungicide, crack all windows 1in., turn heat to full blast floor, turn blower motor to high, run car for 1hr., while spraying Lysol in the blower intake valence (you'll have to switch blend door control ie. dash,floor,mid, recirc, to get it to ingest outside air).
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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Default Clogged A/C Evaporator Drain Tube

I recently had the same problem in my '11 WRX. Stopped by the dealership to ask if it was a common problem, which they said they have seen it a few times... I asked if it was something I could perform by simply blowing out the drain line and the response was, "Typically no, it's something we'd have to get inside the dash for, 2+ hours of work, etc."

I dropped the vehicle off for the TSB on the brake lines and asked if they'd take a look at the water leak on the passenger floor from the A/C. It took a few hours and turned out the A/C evap drain was clogged. They said they removed and cleared the hose and reinstalled: no more leaks.

My question is: Did I get taken for a ride on this, or is it really not as easy as blowing out the lines like on most cars? If so, does it typically fall under "dirt and debris" and not any warranty issues? (I recall there were a few cars MY'10 and older that the issue was part of a hose that was too long and therefore covered.)

Aside from this, when working under the dash, I noticed a green wire with a harness on the end that was empty, tucked beneath the passenger side floor top left of the footwell. I was curious on what this is.
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