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Stats: 2000 Nissan Xterra XE V6. I was purchased Mid 1999. She has been in my life that entire time. Never had this problem before.

So I have read three different forums and at least 6 different threads on this same problem. It just started a couple weeks ago and I ended up catching the flu so I have just been in bed most of the time with bronchitis and only made short trips to the store. However... now it really needs to be fixed because it is getting very wet...
https://gyazo.com/54867a64c9e0074b6ef4fdfedd6f7f2f

Same problem many people have had. Yes I know I will probably need to cut the thing or just pull it out and clean it. I will follow the guidance from this thread http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1051489 but any addition information would be greatly appreciated.

But here is where I really run into the problem. Some threads say just shoot air up the ac Drain tube to dislodge crap, or just pull it out all together. Here is my problem... I have no idea which tube is the right one. I know some of these are definitely not it but which one is.
https://gyazo.com/95c588ae89656c9c993d05b6e9727b44

And the service repair manual shows it here (9) https://gyazo.com/1e9ce280aed7f14cea4c39cb2a80e4f0

but as you can see it is just a suggested spot and not an actual hose. :D

So all the help/advice/ and info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance as I am about to go loopy.
 

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So Yes, blowing up the tube is just a bandaid. but it did help me determine for certain I did have the right hose. I did figure out that #5 was the hose. What I did was partially open the box with all the condensation on it. I dont believe I can pull the full thing out with out having to also pull those hoses on the engine side of the firewall. I could be wrong. This is where I can not find any information on how to go about doing that. However, what I did was pull some screws out, pried open the box and got my shop vac with some custom PVC hoses I made and sucked out some really nasty stuff. Fir needles and cones and wow, much disgusting water. Nearly a pint if I were to guess. Anyways, after I did put some air up through the drain tube which is actually rather large, some water did drain out so I did dislodge the actual plug. But then I went in with clean water and did a couple rinses through the box and ran the shop vac at the same time. Looks a great deal better. I am going to go tonight and pick my husband up at the air port. Everything seems to be working. However I am going to order in all the new filters and such to get it cleaned out properly. Thanks.
 
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