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Just recently I was using A/C to defog my windows and I noticed there was water dripping in my passenger footwell. I'm 99% sure it's the A/C condenser clogged up and dripping water into my car because I rarely use the A/C and when I do this problem arises.

Does anybody know how to clean the tubes?

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If it were me I would remove the ducting, because you might be growing mildew and that needs to be cleaned or it will clog again.
 

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It is actually your AC evaporator housing you want to clean. The condenser is in front of the radiator.

Not sure how to clean the Evap box, usually there is a tube that drains under the car.

But also make sure you do not have a water leak from the cowl area, these cars are FAMOUS for cowl water leaks.

Also you should change the cabin air filter. I never knew these cars had one. Probably the most challenging cabin air filter to change. Not hard, just a lot of busy work and you need a few proper tools.

Search YouTube for cabin air filter replacement, there are a few decent videos out there. Again, not hard, just a bit time consuming.

I would bet that at least 70% of the New Beetles out there still have the original cabin air filter installed!
 

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It is actually your AC evaporator housing you want to clean. The condenser is in front of the radiator.

Not sure how to clean the Evap box, usually there is a tube that drains under the car.

But also make sure you do not have a water leak from the cowl area, these cars are FAMOUS for cowl water leaks.

Also you should change the cabin air filter. I never knew these cars had one. Probably the most challenging cabin air filter to change. Not hard, just a lot of busy work and you need a few proper tools.

Search YouTube for cabin air filter replacement, there are a few decent videos out there. Again, not hard, just a bit time consuming.

I would bet that at least 70% of the New Beetles out there still have the original cabin air filter installed!
I'll be cleaning under the cowl myself, on the driver's side this time, over the weekend; however, in reading your post here that the A/C condenser is in front of the radiator, it's not possible is it that this could cause water to leak inside the cabin? Would it be the A/C compressor instead? The compressor is located against the firewall, right? :confused:
 
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