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post #56 of 106 (permalink) Old 26th April 2009
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Originally Posted by darksecretz View Post
Well, after much faffing about eventually got both cowls off the car.. front pipe let out about 2 tablespoons water, no obvious blockages, and wire went up the pipe easily.

Rear pipe, a plug of crud about 1inch came out and then about 1/2 pint of water,

so now we will see if this has resolved the problem.

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Well, I cant say for def if this has cured my problem BUT we havent had sufficiant rain, to test it properly.
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Smile Damp Footwell

Our car started to develop a damp drivers footwell after heavy rain. I poured water on the sunroof and noticed the water entering the car from the bottom of the dashboard on the far right just under wing mirror height. After reading several posts I located the sunroof drain pipes behind the front wheel arch liners and found the area full of mud and debris which when removed allowed the pipes to drain freely thus fixing the leak into the car. The reason for my post is to state that that the wheels do not need to removed to carry out this task. Simply turn the steering wheel in the direction of the side your working on and there is plenty of room to access the two Hex screws and the plastic `push in` fastener.
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Hi guys,

I too have a leaky scenic, 1999 facelift one.
It has the twin sunroof and my drivers footwell is soaked as are the rear cubby holes. when its wet and i am driving the car it will drip from the interior lights.

Today i have checked the front sunroof drains and they were fine and i cleared the silt from behind the cover at the rear of the front wheel arch. satisfied that this wasnt my problem i proceeded to partially take the headlining off. Upon doing so i found out that it is wet and on the passenger side quite mouldy (looks fine from underneath) and there were drips of water on some of the tubes/pipes up there.

I had an assistant pour a few jugs of water over the sunroof whilst i sat in the car trying to see where the water was coming from but i could not.

Any ideas?

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Originally Posted by james90 View Post
when its wet and i am driving the car it will drip from the interior lights.
My 1998 Scenic had water dripping from the interior light and I tracked this down to the aerial. Unfortunately, the roof panel is triple thickness here, so it's difficult to repair. I understand that the proper solution is to remove the interior light, remove the "waterproofing", and then remove the aerial by unscrewing the fixing inside, and remount with some silicon rubber to seal it. What I did was remove the "waterproofing" and then put some new plastic coated gaffer tape over to keep the water from getting into the lights. The water still got in at the aerial, but didn't get any further. This lasted for over a year before I scrapped the car.

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Once again this forum comes to my rescue, Thanks for all the info now the kids,wife,dog can put the scuba gear away!!!
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