05 - 06 Drains
the Photos but keep in mind this is a 2005-2006 I am pretty sure it
is close if not the same for older models but I am not sure about
2007 and up.!!!
going to need to dry the carpet out, under the carpet is a thick felt
pad that will hold the water. Remove the kick panel, take the seat
out (very easy 5 bolts and you do not have to climb under the car to
do it) It took a few hours to get all the water out of the
carpet and felt pad using a wet vacuum or small carpet cleaner. Newspaper
also is good for for helping absorb the moisture from the
to look at:
with opening the door and on the underside pull the rubber seal away
from the door. It could be stuck to the door frame, there are drain
holes all along the door so be sure to clean all the gunk off the
back of the rubber seal or it will stick to the door frame again.
(The rubber seal is held on by little pop pin about every 6 inches
under the door so be careful and do not damage them but the rubber
seal is not glued on) I found that mine was stuck to the door
sealing the holes off so the water filled the door and also when the
door is closed water would seep over the top of both seals (one on
the door and one on the frame of the car) and right into the
passenger side. This is more common with the passenger side since
the driver side is opened more often! I used large paper clips and
inserted them into the drain slots (behind the rubber seal on
the door) to keep the rubber seal from sticking to the door and
closing off the holes. This stopped the door from filling up. It
gives just enough space for the water to drain without damaging the
along the frame there is a seam the drain slots are inside of the
seam use a pocket knife, larger paper clip, compressed air or what
ever works for you to clean them out. On my 2005 there is also
a rubber flapper door under the car near the rear wheels (Below the
door) just behind the seam. You can reach in and pull junk like
leaves etc. out of it to keep the back of the car from flooding. I
also found that there are 2 rubber drain plugs under car one in
front and one at the rear near the seam I have taken a photo of the
on in the back, there is one in the front just behind the front
am referring to one side of the car in this case the passenger side
is where I took the photos so it looks the same on the drivers side.
So there are 2 flapper doors one on each side of the car and 4 drain
plugs, also drains in the doors as well as the slits are the same on
both sides of the car
put the top down straighten a metal clothes hanger out and make a
loop at one end (tiny one) so that its not sharp,....Along the
rubber seals that run along the out side of the front window there
are drains (where the roof meets the window) gently push the hanger
into both of them, it will exit where the fender and door meet, that
will help keep them both clean, look close cause one it right on top
of the other. Make sure you do it to the passenger and driver side.
This is also true of the rubber seal that runs along the frames
along near the back window; it is also hollow and is a drain line.
Look at the entire rubber system that is mounted to the frame of the
car when the door is open you will notice that it is hollow and has
small round hole, these also drain water and they do become
clogged from smog and dirt or small leaves, berries etc...
Compressed air works well cleaning these out.