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OK, here's an odd one that I don't think I've ever read about in my many years here.

After a good hard rain, if my truck has been sitting in my driveway which is slanted uphill, when I open the passenger rear door, a pretty good amount of water comes dripping out of the side trim. When I say a pretty good amount I mean it leaves a puddle. Now of course I already know about the door drain holes and clogs, and I originally thought maybe it was from there but it is not - the drain holes are clear and run freely, and I can pull the weatherstrip while it's dripping from the side trim and there's nothing there at the drain holes. The water is clearly coming from the side trim.

Any thoughts? I don't know what's behind that side trim, so I'm really kind of puzzled by this.
 

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Ba da boom bump.... Bueller? Bueller? :)
 

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like out of the plastic trim on the outside of the door? near the rocker panel? (is that what its called)? lol
 

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if that's it, my plastic moulding had retained and then leaked water since new.. nothing out of the ordinary.
 

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Thanks - yes, the side trim on the doors about halfway down the door. I call them door ding guards. On my driver's side rear door, at the front of that molding where it flattens out, if I am parked on a hill pointing uphill after a good rain and I open the door, a pretty good puddle of water comes out. Are those door trim pieces hollow? Maybe the water is collecting inside the trim and then draining out the front when I open the door? I had thought it was clogged doors, but see my post. Definitely not coming from the bottom of the door, the drains are clear.
 

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Yes they are. They haze a flat rim on the backside at the edges where the double stick goes, but a large open channel in the center. I actually have one off right now and can get a pic later if you need. Mine collect not only water , but mud as well. It's aggravating when you get the truck sprayed off all pretty, drive home, just to have streaks from the molding to the step bar...but I'd rather them drain than trap water underneath indefinitely.
 

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yea mine leak a TON of dirt and leaves out when i wash the truck. if it really bothers you, throw some clear silicon around the edge lol. that'll seal them up ;)
 

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The door drains are plugged up , quite common.

Get down there and peel the rubber strip back, you'll see 2 or 3 little slits just above the seam at the bottom.

Take a small screwdriver and clean them out.
 

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Now of course I already know about the door drain holes and clogs, and I originally thought maybe it was from there but it is not - the drain holes are clear and run freely, and I can pull the weatherstrip while it's dripping from the side trim and there's nothing there at the drain holes. The water is clearly coming from the side trim.
The door drains are plugged up , quite common.

Get down there and peel the rubber strip back, you'll see 2 or 3 little slits just above the seam at the bottom.

Take a small screwdriver and clean them out.
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here's the pics, this is from the rear passenger side door. One of these days I'll get some tape and put it back on. As you can see, the moldings are hollow



And the channel is about 3/4" deep.

 

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here's the pics, this is from the rear passenger side door. One of these days I'll get some tape and put it back on. As you can see, the moldings are hollow



And the channel is about 3/4" deep.

Awesome! Mystery solved. I don't know why, but I always thought those trim pieces were solid plastic. I had no idea they were hollow. At least they drain! Also, I always thought they were held in with studs through the door - are they just held on with double-sided tape? Better setup, as there's no open edge into the door to rust or allow more water in.
 

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just the tape at least for the rears. I would bet the same for the fronts. this one has been problematic. in '12 the entire passenger side of my Titan was shredded by a bobtail water truck on the interstate. He just came over while I was passing him, and no, I wasn't in his blind spot, I was actually slightly ahead of him..as the first contact was his front bumper to my front tire. Went can-opener on me. after nicking the front tire sidewall, and tearing the fender in half...Shredded both doors, the step bar, and a good foot of the bedside (Truck had 11" of steer-tire wheel stud sticking out.. I got 'ben-Hurred). The shop I sent it to, was garbage. Took them almost 2 months to put it mostly back together, though afterwards I had to tighten my door latch, secure the battery back down, replace the CB antenna that the paint shop destroyed, and take it back down to have them hook up the wiring into the passenger side doors, which were left disconnected. About a month later, the molding started peeling off, but the place is now out of business (shocker). I've put it back on once, but used crappy tape, and when it started flapping again, I just pulled it. It's been off for over a year now.. and just happened to be sitting on my uninstalled transfer tank in the yard....lol.
 

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just the tape at least for the rears. I would bet the same for the fronts. this one has been problematic. in '12 the entire passenger side of my Titan was shredded by a bobtail water truck on the interstate. He just came over while I was passing him, and no, I wasn't in his blind spot, I was actually slightly ahead of him..as the first contact was his front bumper to my front tire. Went can-opener on me. after nicking the front tire sidewall, and tearing the fender in half...Shredded both doors, the step bar, and a good foot of the bedside (Truck had 11" of steer-tire wheel stud sticking out.. I got 'ben-Hurred). The shop I sent it to, was garbage. Took them almost 2 months to put it mostly back together, though afterwards I had to tighten my door latch, secure the battery back down, replace the CB antenna that the paint shop destroyed, and take it back down to have them hook up the wiring into the passenger side doors, which were left disconnected. About a month later, the molding started peeling off, but the place is now out of business (shocker). I've put it back on once, but used crappy tape, and when it started flapping again, I just pulled it. It's been off for over a year now.. and just happened to be sitting on my uninstalled transfer tank in the yard....lol.
the fronts have clips that pop in to the door. so yea if you remove them you'll have holes in the doors lol. Silly nissan. IIRC Nissan may have switched to just tape for the front ones at some year though. not sure about it.
 

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Since I'm in the early (Spelled: staring and thinking) stages of turning my moldings into amber-lit, strip marker lights, I'm sure I will find out soonish if the 09s have clips, or just tape.
 

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Probably what happened is they spec'd out the rear doors first, found out that the molding was falling off, and added the through the door bolts for the front doors :D
 

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I've had water IN that same door. A LOT of water. I think it was bc of water leaving the gutters during hard rain and hitting that window?? I don't have door ding guards on my 05 cc LE. It's definitely an X Files humdinger when u first find water anywhere it's not supposed to be.


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I've had water IN that same door. A LOT of water. I think it was bc of water leaving the gutters during hard rain and hitting that window?? I don't have door ding guards on my 05 cc LE. It's definitely an X Files humdinger when u first find water anywhere it's not supposed to be.


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Haven't had the AC soak down the p-side front carpet yet, have you.
 

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Haven't had the AC soak down the p-side front carpet yet, have you.


I have actually. I didn't know what that was and just dismissed it at the time.


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