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    Hello,

    Had the old problem of the scuttle filter being blocked about 3 or 4 weeks ago and had a valeter dry out the car as best as he could (2 vac's full) and it appeared to dry but one patch in the front footwell just stays damp and had a quite a lot of rain this week and filter still clear.

    Anyone think it's still just drying out or another problem. Door seals seem to be OK and rear footwell appears OK.

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    have you checked the drain holes at the pollen filter

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    i had same trouble with mine i had to pull carpet back in footwell cut out sponge and dry floor when the sponge dried out put it all back its ok now if you dont get it dried out it starts to smell

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    Thanks for advice. Do I need to take seat out, not the most DIY or car friendly person. Is it easy enough to do. Pollen filter changed by garage after it got wet again.

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    sorry for being late to reply can do it without taking seat out but easier with glove box out

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    do you have access to a dehumidifier ?

    if so put it in the car wind the wndows up carefully close the the door as to not damage the mains lead and leave it plugged in

    should remove the moisture content - hopefully otherwise you will need to remove the seats the carpet and the underlay which is where i suspect the moisture is trapped - then dry them each indicidually - water test the car before refitting the carpets and then you shoudl be ok

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    If you have rear vents then put the air distrubtion to vent only and close the front ones. The pipes for the rear vents go under the carpet in the front footwells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KN1 View Post
    Hello,

    Had the old problem of the scuttle filter being blocked about 3 or 4 weeks ago and had a valeter dry out the car as best as he could (2 vac's full) and it appeared to dry but one patch in the front footwell just stays damp and had a quite a lot of rain this week and filter still clear.

    Anyone think it's still just drying out or another problem. Door seals seem to be OK and rear footwell appears OK.
    I've just noticed on my Signum that there is a damp patch on the driver's side carpet right against the sill and about halfway down. It's not soaking, but it's better sorted than left.

    I think a check of the scuttle drain is the first step, but where is it located?

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    ............ any advice on the above problem would be appreciated.
    Last edited by alhambra; 2nd January 2011 at 13:04.

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    Have a look at the picture below; the red arrow points to the drain hole, it's located in front of the pollen filter (the white corrugated thing you can see behind the arrow). The drain hole is at the bottom of that compartment. Use a long screwdriver or a stick push out any debris that's in the hole.



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