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Clio - Leak from Roof

Hello Fellow sufferers,
I've just joined the Renault Forum.
Have acquired an otherwise perfect Clio* from my old Dad, but it suffers from what seems to be a very common problem: cascade of cold water coming from interior light cluster/ sunroof handle area when pulling away after rain .
I think it is true that there are no drainage holes in that Mk , around sun roof, seals look OK, so aerial seating looks like a Prime Suspect??
Can anyone please advise & recommend how easy ?? it is to remove light cluster & the aerial to seal properly?
Many thanks, happy motoring
Mike from Bookham

* if only it had a larger ( than 1.2) engine and power steering!....still : it was a gift!
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I don't have a leak sunroof but if you put some vaseline and allow some time to absorbed, that might helps.

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Hi and welcome to the forum,i have never done one on a clio before but to remove the trim i would not think that it will be a very hard job i would even say a very easy job for a novice,iam sure there will be screws in and around the trim,you will need to check in places that are also not visable for hidden screws and i would think that the trim would just come away from the roof,there may be a few connectors that you will need to disconnect when doing all this or you can just leave it dangling from the roof while you do your repair,i hope this helps all the best Donald.
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Welcome to the forum. It is a pretty simple job TBH. There is a walkthrough in the Clio FAQ with pictures that may help. Basically the lights, IR reciever etc all clip out of the housing. The housing is held on by about 4 torxc head screws, once removed you have access to the arial base. Undo the nut and remove. Clean the area and apply some clear silicone sealent, give 5-10 mins to cure refit the arial and do bolt up (not fully) let silicone cure and tighten bolt, reassemble cluster.
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Hi there and welcome to Renault Forums, if you have a plip key for central locking if you look just in front of the lights on the overhead console you should see a small join/crack. If you put both thumbs on the part nearest the screen and slide foreward this part should then drop down. This is the receiver unit for the plip key and is just held in place by a small plug, you should be able to see the bolt for the aerial above the receiver now,
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