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Icon5 Water in car.. :(

So I have had my lude for just over 6 months. Last night I was noticing that there was a lot of water built up in my back seats like underneathe them. Also back where the spare is there was a lot as well.. Has anyone had this problem and if so what did you do to repair. Also what is the reason for the tragedy :(
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Re: Water in car.. :(

just remove the rubber plugs in the trunk so it can drain out
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Re: Water in car.. :(

There are multiple threads in regards to this subject. But I don't feel like searching for them so here:


You have a drain tube in each corner of the sunroof, they commonly become clogged. To test if they are clogged - open the sunroof and carefully pour a cup of water near each corner if the "inner tray". You should see water pour out from behind each wheel. If you do not see water behind each wheel - then that drain is clogged.

The other causes are the tail light seals/gaskets. You need to order 2 new ones from Honda and replace them, very simple to do. Lastly the gasket around the trunk (where the trunk lid meets the car) sometimes leaks water, pull it off and clean it, then put a bead of silicone around where the seal sits and re-install.



After doing all of the above, rinse the car off and see if any water collects under the rear seats/ trunk area. If you still have water entering the car after this, you have 2 remaining options: remove the plugs in the trunk floor as previously posted and just let the water pour out as it goes in, or pull apart the rear deck/ interior side panels and check the quarter windows and back window for leaks.
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Re: Water in car.. :(

tail light gaskets, or sunroof drain, just like wing mentioned.
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Yeah. Same thing happened with mine. I went on the safe side and silicone'd the tail lights and the rubber part that meets the boot lid. So far so good. Good luck with it. It's a real pain in the *ss when you actually have people sit back there.
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Re: Water in car.. :(

I would take the back seat apart and vacuum (shop vac)

You might wanna go ahead and shampoo the area in the seats that wet so it doesn't become moldy or start to smell
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Just went through this not even a month ago, and tried everything mentioned, sunroof drains,tail lights gaskets and still water in the trunk! So I finally got tired of it and went to a drive in car wash and watched into the trunk with the back seats out of course to kinda pin point where the water was coming from. So anyways on your back windshield there a rubber flap under that flap there are plastic clips that screw in to hold down the trim part on the bottom of your rear windshield. Well on those plastic clips there's foam on the bottom of them that seal it once you tighten the srew down. That was where I had my water problem. There like $3 each from honda. And sorry that this was a cluster F### of sentences but I'm on my phone so forgive me. Lmk if this helps
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Re: Water in car.. :(

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The other causes are the tail light seals/gaskets. You need to order 2 new ones from Honda and replace them, very simple to do.
this was EXACTLY my problem and exactly what fixed it
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Re: Water in car.. :(

I took the plugs out of the trunk and it never happen again for me...
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Thanks for all the feed back ill try and find the problem and let you all know how it goes :)
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Well, the man I bought my lude from said he had the same issue. He said that there had been a build-up of leaves and stuff in the trunk seal area and so he cleaned it all out and messed with the actual rubber seal and put it back on. Basically everything that's been said. Just make sure it's not all dirty
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Re: Water in car.. :(

could rust holes let water into your car lol i had this same problem last year!
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could rust holes let water into your car lol i had this same problem last year!
Rust holes as in? Please elaborate....

Holes from under the car - no. Not unless you're spraying directly under the car or driving through water deeper than your trunk floor lol
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Yeah it was tail light seals!! :) thanks err one for helping me out.. No only one problem.. Trying to get the back seats out to vacuum that excess water from under them=.. Any hints?
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Back seats have two clips that hold them in. Slide your hand underneath on both sides about three quarters of the way to the outside. The clips pull to the front of the car you may have to push down on the seat though. And with the water leak there is another place to keep an eye on there are two vents. One on each side of the trunk, across from one another on the left side its behind the jack they have seals and have a habit of leaking.
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just remove the rubber plugs in the trunk so it can drain out
I had the same problem and this worked for me.. havent had any water build up in about a month now.
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Thanks for the help. I just had this problem rear its ugly head. I'm going to try the tail lights first and see if that helps. :)
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Check the drain hose for the sunroof behind the rear wheel wells. Mine came loose, just had to plug in again. Also, tail light gaskets are notorious leakers.
While you have the rear seat removed for cleaning be sure to remove all the bolts securing the support plate under the rear seat, clean, loctite the bolts, and reinstall. Huge source of noise maker as in shock knock.
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Re: Water in car.. :(

Google 'how to remove back seat 5g prelude'
Plenty of how to's out there.
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