Water drain in back door clogged?

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  1. FernandoRA

    FernandoRA Junior Member

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    When I first got my 2016 Prius, I would wash it and all the water ingested in the top of the rear windshield would come out through some slots in the bottom border of the trunk/windshield. Nowadays, after 3 years, water goes in but it does not get out and as soon as I open the trunk, a good amount of water falls from the between the glass and the chassis into the area when the trunk hinges are.

    Do you have any idea if there is a drain there and if it is, it might have gotten clogged with mini leafs and general dirt. Is there something that can be done to open the drain?
     
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    alanclarkeau, I was under the impression that those are just rubber. Aren't the drains the little holes in the black plastic above the marked areas? (in green)
     

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    Oh - I never noticed them - it's dark outside now - I'll have a look in the morning.
     
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    Try running something up the drain, in particular after it's been raining, everything's softened up. Say a zip tie.
     
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