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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2012, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Over head/reading lights

I just brought my Compass through the car wash and while going thru the air dry my overhead reading lights started to leak. I've been to cash washes several times & this has yet to happen. Was wondering what could cause this problem.

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2012, 06:46 PM
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If you have a sun roof, you may have a clogged drain. (The gasket around the sun roof is designed to minimize the amount of water that comes in.). Usually when I go through a car wash, I can see water coming in at the corners of the glass roof. It flows down a channel to the drains.

The only time I have ever has water in the light was when the front drains were Both blocked by ice.

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I had the same problem and the drains were fine. I had to have the sun roof adjusted and that stopped the leaking into the reading lights. I have an '08 I bought new, and this just happened a year or so ago. The mechanic at the dealer couldn't say why it went out of adjustment, but said it was out. The drains were a common problem with the '07 model year with sunroof.
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Alright thanks. I will check the drains in the morning to see if they are clogged and if not. I know that my sunroof is probably out of alignment. Thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by primo45 View Post
Was wondering what could cause this problem.
I agree - check drains and if that doesn't work, check sunroof fit. Let us know what you come up with.
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The Sunroof fixes and adjustment are here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/l...onroof-758391/ They're worth looking at.


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Hey guys,

Sorry it took so long to reply back. Been busy with family health issues. So I checked and the drains weren't clogged but my sunroof was out of line.

I asked the mechanic howcome it happened and he gave me a couple of things. 1) just overtime of opening and closing might have caused or 2) the type of car wash where it blasts the roof with a high pressure of water and one side of the pressure is more then the other.

For me I am going with the second one because the car I was going thru uses high water pressure And that leaves me with hand washing only haha
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