Seat Leon >> Removing and installing condensate drain

Removal:

  • Turn off the ignition and all electricity consumers.

Vehicles without access and start authorisation system

  • Remove ignition key, if fitted.

Vehicles with access and start authorisation system

  • Store ignition key outside the vehicle to prevent the ignition from being switched on unintentionally.

Continued for all vehicles

  • Remove the lower side of the dash panel.
WARNING

Risk of airbag control unit malfunctioning due to corrosion in connector.

  • Seal off the airbag control unit connector to prevent the ingress of moisture.
  • Cover the airbag control unit -4-.
  • Carefully press aside the floor covering and cover the area beneath the condensation drain hose with impermeable sheeting and absorbent paper.
  • Detach the condensation hose -3- at the heater and air conditioning unit -1- and at the body -5-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal; note the following.

  • The condensation drain hose can only be pressed home in one position on the heater and air conditioning unit.
  • The lug -arrow- at the connection must engage in the guide -2-.
  • Insert the condensation drain hose -6- in the body opening until it is heard to engage.

Air conditioning system

  • The holder -2- at the condensation drain hose must be properly clipped in (pre-tensioned) at the body opening -1-.
  • The sealing lip must not be loose at the body opening.
  • The retainer tabs -arrows- must be fully engaged.
  • If not sufficiently tensioned, seal the joint between the body and the bracket with silicone adhesive sealant or similar .

Note

  • Fit the condensation drain hose such that it is neither twisted nor crushed.
  • When fitting the floor covering, make sure that it does not squash the condensation drain hose.
  • If the condensation drain hose is not fitted firmly enough at the heater and air conditioning unit connection, secure it with a hose clamp for example to prevent slipping. Hose clamp.

Checking condensate drain

Checking

  • Remove the centre console trim, right footwell .
  • In the area of the condensation drain hose, carefully fold back the floor covering until the condensation drain hose is visible.
  • The lug -arrow- at the connection must engage in the guide -2-.

Air conditioning system

  • Insert the condensation drain hose -6- in the body opening until it is heard to engage.

Note

  • It must be possible to push condensation drain hose -1- onto the heater and air conditioning unit connection without tension.
  • The condensation drain hose must be fitted securely to the condensation drain connection on the tunnel.
  • The sealing lip -2- must not be seated loosely on body aperture.
  • The retainer tabs -arrows- must be fully engaged.

Specified torques:

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