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how to dry out wet footwells?

After solving the problem of where it comes from how do I get rid of the water in the footwells of my 2004 Clio? Are there drainage points in the footwells? Hope someone can help please!
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Re: how to dry out wet footwells?

there are plastic bungs in the floor panels, they are stuck in with mastic, and can be pushed out by using a trolly jack and a socket, stick socket on jack, adjust jack till socket is directly under bung, raise till bung pops up and flood of water pours out.
mind out for the side clips, try not to break them.
you could also pull the carpet up by undoing the seats(if its really that bad) the skirting trim along the sills, pull up the carpet back onto the seats and mop up what hasnt drained out. you will have to squeeze the foam sound deadening as well as it soaks up water very well.
dont forget to use some anti-mould/ferbreeze stuff to get rid of the smell.

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Re: how to dry out wet footwells?

If theres water on top of the carpet then the sound proofing under the carpet will be saturated and you would not believe the amount of water it can hold.Really you'll need to lift the carpet up and then take the lowest drain plug out of the area and allow it to drain for a few hours.You can then reseal the drain plug,refit the carpet and use a de-humidifier in the car overnight (or better for a few days) to throughly dry the whole interior out.If you don't have access to a de-humidifier then you can hire them for very little from tool rental places,it is really the only way to get the interior 100% dry.

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