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    Default Passenger footwell wet in the Vec-B, HELP!

    Folks,

    Went to clean the Vec today and lifted the passenger side floor mat and the carpet underneath was soaked.

    It wasnt all wet, it was wet towards the centre corner, heater matrix way. Am I crrect in fearing the worst or could it be something simple as a water drain off blocked somewhere.

    please chaps.

    Thanks.


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    could be the heater matrix. Once on my astra i took off the windscreen scuttle (plastic around the wipers) to be colour coded, didnt fit it right and my drivers side footwell got full of water!!

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    Heater Matrix all the way mate, nightmare to change as well

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    Folks, an update on this. Due to weather and work commitments I havent had time to look into this issue, but this morning I managed to have a quick peek and under the plastic under the bonnet, there was water sitting there. I couldnt see any drain hole as it was dark and blooimg freezing. Does that mean that a drain hole is blocked? Surely water should not be sitting in the bulkhead? Surely this means my heater matrix isnt leaking there, OR IS IT?

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    I'd check the drainage hole...my 95 Reg Mark 3 Cavalier had the same problems as the Vectra C's....wet carpets in the front footwells & heater motor problems..the drain hole for the Cavalier was in about the same place as the one on the Vectra C we've now got.
    So I would expect the Vectra B to be in about the same place...The Cavaliers resistor pack for different speeds was clipped direct to the heater motor & replacement was fairly easy...used one from a scrapper..worked fine after changing it..motor was OK..the worst thing was removing the carpets to dry them out side the car...one piece across the width of the front section & under the centre console with cut-outs for the gear lever etc..and another single piece across the rear passenger section....I slit the front carpet backward from the gear lever cut out as it was hidden from view....so could slide it forwards to remove it without dismantling the centre console section...took several weeks as they were sopping wet thro'....about 3"/75mm of sound deadening foam underneath parts of it.

    After it dried I refitted it ...no smells etc...but was a job....good luck...in sorting it...Cheers

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    The drain hole is about hand sized and at the bottom of the pollen filter scuttle. This is a common problem on vec's. I'm still drying the front and rear passenger footwells!! Caused terrible condensation on the windscreens before I discovered the pollen filter issue. HTH

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    Any piccies fellas?


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    G, there is also a drain off right above the steering column where it enters the car. I remember this as this was my claim to fame when i was a Vauxhall spanner chucker as Vauxhall had to modify the rubber drain tube as it originally was too short and all the water from the bulkhead used to enter the car from around the steering column!

    I know it's wet on the other side but check that one out too for a blockage.

    Paul.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffyopel View Post
    G, there is also a drain off right above the steering column where it enters the car. I remember this as this was my claim to fame when i was a Vauxhall spanner chucker as Vauxhall had to modify the rubber drain tube as it originally was too short and all the water from the bulkhead used to enter the car from around the steering column!

    I know it's wet on the other side but check that one out too for a blockage.

    Paul.
    Will do Paul, Thanks. !


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