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Old 07-27-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Wet seats

I have discovered that my driver seat carpet (in the back) is wet. This has happened before but I found out too late. By that time my alarm was going all crazy on its own and the doors were locking/unlocking like crazy. Turns out the alarm system had fried due to water damage. Fortunately, I was able to get all the damage covered by insurance.

I haven't been home in about 2 weeks and had forgotten to put the cover on the car. I am in florida and there has been a lot of rain here almost daily. I took my car out today for a spin and was curious about the carpet and sure enough it is wet again. I can't detect any damage yet, but I really don't want to deal with it. When I took the car in to the dealership last time because of the damage, they cleaned out the drains. How can I do this? Also, it's only on the drivers side.

Not sure if this is a coincidence, but I was recently working on the car and accidentally tore off about 2 inches of part 996-572-931-00 (cowl gasket for windshield) on the drivers side. Not sure if this is related or not since 2 inches seems pretty small when you consider the entire length of the windshield.

Any help or reference to a walkthrough would be appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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Do a search on on this forum or google and you'll find some good advice and instructions on cleaning the drains. I can't remember if my owner's manual tells you how. Here's an old old link:

Water getting into car inevitable??



Also check the drain pan around the top while it's in the service position. On my 2000MY they are foam and one had a tear that was letting water into passenger side. Waterproof tape solved that.

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Old 07-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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I have the bentley and all it shows is where the drains are located (which I now know) and to clean them. It doesn't actually give you a procedure. I also spoke to the dealership and they said that they have high power blowers to shoot everything out. Not sure how I can use that myself.

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Old 07-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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Would using a "snake" product for the drain be useful? I don't know what the drains are made of and I don't want to tear anything.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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Would using a "snake" product for the drain be useful? I don't know what the drains are made of and I don't want to tear anything.
Personally I wouldn't use anything metal. I've used an air hose. I've heard of using the plastic string trimmer line.

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