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Old 11-25-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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The infamous wet passenger carpet

Hi all, I've got an '08 987 Boxster S with a familiar issue: water infiltrating the the passenger side carpet. I've dealt with this before on my old 986, which required me to repair the foam tray. I am flummoxed on the 987, however.

I cleaned out the drains under the convertible top, vacuumed them and then blown them out with compressed air. Did the same with the body drains in the painted area where the top sits when in the down position. Also checked front drains near battery tray. I've poured water into all of these drains and seen it go right to the ground through drain tubes, as intended.

BUT STILL GETTING WET CARPET! What do I check next?

(To be clear, this is water collecting BEHIND the passenger seat.)
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Old 11-25-2018, 04:37 PM   #2
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... BUT STILL GETTING WET CARPET! What do I check next?
The door and window. Check some of the results of this search:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A986forum.com+window+door+liner+lea k
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Hi all, I've got an '08 987 Boxster S with a familiar issue: water infiltrating the the passenger side carpet. I've dealt with this before on my old 986, which required me to repair the foam tray. I am flummoxed on the 987, however.



I cleaned out the drains under the convertible top, vacuumed them and then blown them out with compressed air. Did the same with the body drains in the painted area where the top sits when in the down position. Also checked front drains near battery tray. I've poured water into all of these drains and seen it go right to the ground through drain tubes, as intended.



BUT STILL GETTING WET CARPET! What do I check next?



(To be clear, this is water collecting BEHIND the passenger seat.)


90 percent that it is the window. Back by the rear of window and top. Was the top replaced? Mine was by previous owner and they screwed it all up, had water behind the seat and in the door pocket until I lifted up the top and figured out several places they attached the top to frame were pulling top out of shape. Relaxed it out and the leaks went away.


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Old 11-25-2018, 09:51 PM   #4
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While on the subject of windows... is there a way to reesablish final height limit without disconnecting the battery? I swapped a steering wheel and totally forgot to reset my windows prior to moving them and I’m getting some wind noise I didn’t have prior. To the OP, this may apply to you as well, as it is possible the upper limit set wasn’t done, or done properly on your car.
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The ac condensate drain runs under the carpet in the front left of passenger compartment. Could be leaking. There’s also several plastic plugs under the car that could have popped off
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:37 AM   #6
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Along with the drains around the battey tray, under the front cowl. Remove the covers arou d the battery tray to check those drains.
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