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water in footwells need opinons please!!!!

i thought my water problem in the footwell of passenger back seat area had been solved thinking it was due to the flap being missing on the wheel arch its back !!!! i need information (i am a girl ) so it needs to be step by step on how to check the tubes where rain water comes from??? i think this may be my problem ......ive already paid for the coroded wires being replaced but the guy didnt really help with locating how the water was getting there so i need this sorted asap also does anyone know if the megane cc have the same drainage tubes as u would on a car with a sunroof with the whole top being glass?? and also info on how to remove the carpets from the back seat area i can only get it so far from front seat the carpet seems to go under the back seats and with it being a convertable i cant see how i can remove the back seat to get the carpet out and dry underneath any help would be greatly thanked
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Re: water in footwells need opinons please!!!!

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i thought my water problem in the footwell of passenger back seat area had been solved thinking it was due to the flap being missing on the wheel arch its back !!!! i need information (i am a girl ) so it needs to be step by step on how to check the tubes where rain water comes from???

i think this may be my problem ......ive already paid for the coroded wires being replaced but the guy didnt really help with locating how the water was getting there so i need this sorted asap also does anyone know if the megane cc have the same drainage tubes as u would on a car with a sunroof with the whole top being glass??

and also info on how to remove the carpets from the back seat area i can only get it so far from front seat the carpet seems to go under the back seats and with it being a convertable i cant see how i can remove the back seat to get the carpet out and dry underneath any help would be greatly thanked
First, I perceive the back seat footwells as an odd area to get water ingress. The front seat footwells, that's a known issue on a number of models.

That said, if it's anything like other Meganes or the Laguna, you should be able to grasp the seat cushion at its rear edge, and flip it up.
It's crammed in under the seat back, but should tilt forward with ease once it comes loose.

Also, not sure if there's a drain system going to the rear wheel arches, but there's one for the front, where the holes are in the scuttle panels below the windscreen wipers.
Poking them with a curtain wire (remove the end hook first) has been mentioned in numerous threads on these forums before.
Perhaps there are some similar drain holes below the rear window as well?
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Re: water in footwells need opinons please!!!!

thank you for your reply having checked this morning pulling back the carpet from the front passenger side under the sponge it is very wet there aswell i think the waters running to the back as am alaways parked slighty uphill ive tried lifting the seat as u say but with the cc model u cant move the seats (from what i can see) and the carpet is fixed right under the back seat with bolts anyone have any idea how to get these lifted on the cc model so i can try and get some water out the sponge and carpet is soaked through am going to try and have a go with these tubes under the windscreen see if there blocked do i remove the plastic with the vents in right under the windscreen and will i see these tubes quite easy? any help will be great ....i really dont want to go to renault and get my eyes ripped out again 4 labour
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Re: water in footwells need opinons please!!!!

Morning All

I also hav a water ingress problem, rained heavily on Monday, pushed my stop button, took out key card and my wipers were still going and the engine kept trying to start itself....

The only way i got it to stop was to disconnect the battery, the drivers footwell is soaked, i need help !!!

Car will now not start (after reconnecting the battery, and still has life of its own until battery dicsonnected)

I have cleaned out the drain beneath passenger side, but have been unable to clear out drivers side.

Anyone help me please
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Re: water in footwells need opinons please!!!!

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i thought my water problem in the footwell of passenger back seat area had been solved thinking it was due to the flap being missing on the wheel arch its back !!!! i need information (i am a girl ) so it needs to be step by step on how to check the tubes where rain water comes from??? i think this may be my problem ......ive already paid for the coroded wires being replaced but the guy didnt really help with locating how the water was getting there so i need this sorted asap also does anyone know if the megane cc have the same drainage tubes as u would on a car with a sunroof with the whole top being glass?? and also info on how to remove the carpets from the back seat area i can only get it so far from front seat the carpet seems to go under the back seats and with it being a convertable i cant see how i can remove the back seat to get the carpet out and dry underneath any help would be greatly thanked
The tubes mentioned in many threads are for teh area around the sunshine roof; tubes run down the A and C pillars into the wheel arches, to allow to escape any water that makes its way past the edge of the roof. These tubes often get blocked, hence the threads how to unblock.
For teh CC, with a single piece glass roof, there will not be any such drains.

The scuttle drains (under the plastic cover, below the wiper blades) allow water running off the windscren to run into the front wheel arches. Renault fit a rubber flap in teh hole, and these tend to get gunged up, and so stop the water escaping. Clear teh flaps, clear teh water, clean the edges so the flap does not stick, and the possibility that a lake of water would collect in teh scuttle and enter the car through the air vent is removed.

In teh case of teh CC, you will have many other places that can allow water in; unfortunately, every car will be different, and so you will have to develop a set of techniques to find them.
1. Dry area, and then use talc to detect the fresh flow.
2. Be inside the car and get someone to play a hose over each area in turn, to work out the leak. (Start at the bottom, and work up each panel and joint in turn. Try to keep areas that have not yet been investigated dry.)
3. Inspect teh seals and confirm that they are sound, uncreased, have no wires impairing the function, etc.
4. Be aware how you park the car, to see if the run-off makes a difference.
5. For the short time it takes to find the problem, take out the (spare) seats and carpets, so you have dry access everywhere, and can see small amounts of water.
etc.
Happy hunting.
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