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    Whenever it rains on my parked car, when I set off I get water coming into the passenger footwell. Has anyone else had the problem? What did you do to resolve?
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    I have heard that the drainage holes by where the wiper linkage is can get blocked with leaves and muck. Might be worth having a look. I am not sure where the drainage holes exactly are though.

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    As Ed said, sounds like that classic problem. Lift the flap in the wind deflector where the wipers go through and look for a bunged up drain hole - probably leaves in it. At the same time, check the pollen filter isn't all wet as well. What normally happens is the hole gets bunged up, water builds up then goes through the pollen filter into the ventilation matrix and into the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaruck View Post
    Whenever it rains on my parked car, when I set off I get water coming into the passenger footwell. Has anyone else had the problem? What did you do to resolve?
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    Yes i noticed this the other day!!!!!!!!!!!! Funnily enough my car went to the stealers today to see why my blowers wont turn off even with the ignition off. I wonder if the water has shorted something out, oh well hopefully find out soon.

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    Good tip is to lift the flap and check the drain hole each time you check the oil, water etc. also clear any debris at the top of the scuttle before it disappears down the minute drain holes or where the windscreen wiper arms emerge. Especially if your car is parked in the open near or under trees. Common sense really. Prevention is better and cheaper/less hassle than cure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaruck View Post
    Whenever it rains on my parked car, when I set off I get water coming into the passenger footwell. Has anyone else had the problem? What did you do to resolve?
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    I had exactly the same problem. It was as other contributors said - blocked drainage holes - very easy to fix if you know where to look.

    With mine water also got into heater fan and shorted out the resistor so fan would only work on full.

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    Do I live the bonnet to lift the flap?
    I had a quick look yesterday with bonnet shut but couldnt see any flap or holes

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    Hi
    Yes lift the bonnet.
    running left to right, about 6 inches from the windscreen wipers, you'll see a long strip of black rubber gasket that easily lifts off. That gives you access to a flap which you can lift up, and that looks into the cavity where the rainwater runs from the windscreens. If there is lying water in there, then that has probably run back through the air conditioning into the footwell. Feel about at the bottom and locate the drainage holes and unblock them. you shouod be as right as ninepence after that. Let me now how you get on.

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    also if youve installed an amp (and are running the power direct from the battery) and havent sealed the grommet back up properly, water can get in that way

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    I had the same problem with my old car. turned out to be a torn vapour seal inside the door card.

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