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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 10:41 AM
bri3d
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It's a black piece of wire conduit (... because Lotus) on the passenger's side front of the car, exiting near the front suspension A-arm pickup.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f101/whats-tube-28416/

To access the top of the tube (HVAC box) is a brutal job (search resistor pack replacement) but the drain end of the tube should be visible if you want to try to run a wire through it or something.

I would also double check that the HVAC compartment drain holes are drilled correctly: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/1496844-post3.html

If the noise persists, I would suspect a piece of gravel in the chassis somewhere, although I guess if it's only happening with the A/C on your drain theory is probably accurate.
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