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Old 29th March 2010, 15:51   #31
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kannan - hair drier will take a LOT of time to dry up a small portion. better to use the bulky vacuum cleaner (outlet - that blows hot air)
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I agree but suggested that since the hair drier generates more heat !
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Old 1st August 2014, 19:22   #33
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Dear BHPians,
It was drizzling in Bangalore today afternoon and I had parked my innova under a tree. When I entered, I found this:

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Water was leaking and was dripping slowly. If I pressed that joint it dripped faster. What is the possible reason behind this? And how much could it affect my A-pillar?

Note: My father fixed an aftermarket antenna in Chennai 5 years ago, as the OEM one broke when he was reversing in a garage.

Thanks in advance for you suggestion.
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Old 1st August 2014, 19:31   #34
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your post has the issue in it - water is seeping from the antenna mounting on the edge of the roof.

Please check - the rubber must have cracked or the whole mount must have gone loose.

Please have the antenna replaced immediately with a good quality replacement.

Also have the A-pillar plastic cover removed and inspect the inside for water ingress - and clean and dry that out too.

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Old 1st August 2014, 20:36   #35
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Check the spot where the weather strip on the top outside of the car meets the wind screen. My Innova has developed a hole in the body at that spot. Discovered it during the current monsoon season.

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Old 30th August 2014, 14:42   #36
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@D4D, did you finally figure out where the water was coming in from?
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Old 31st August 2014, 21:12   #37
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My Innova has developed a hole in the body at that spot. Discovered it during the current monsoon season.

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@CDM: This is the coordinates of the denter/painter. He can arrange to get the metal spot welded.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/delhi-...new-delhi.html
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Old 31st August 2014, 22:16   #38
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Thanks Joy. Will check out.

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I never thought this would be a known issue. At times when my swift Ldi (2010) is parked at an angle sideways water seeps in in the driver side footrest area.

This has happened just 2 or 3 times and only when its parked on an angle, incline or sideways.

I have lots of wires from my ICE setup in the same area so before taking it to the mechanic I wanted to ask if someone found the exact spot where the leakage was happening from?

And would it be a good idea to take it to the windscreen guys or our friendly neighbourhood mechanic?

EDIT: Driving in torrential rains has never led to a single drop of water coming in, its only while it has been parked in heavy rains, that too at an angle.

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Found the culprit behind the water seepage issue in my swift today. After going through several posts around this issue I took my car to Windshield Experts (from where I'd got the front windscreen replaced) and asked them to take it off and install again.

What happened next was shocking! They opened up the bonnet of my car, took off the wipers and the plastic covering between the windscreen and engine and took out about 2 kilos of mud blocking the water outlets.

They showed me the area from where water enters as after a heavy rainfall the water level would start going up and then come inside the cabin from the area meant for HVAC intake.

A good way of ensuring if the issue is with faulty windscreen is to check the inside of the A-pillar because it would be wet. Water enters due to faulty windscreen installation from the outside beading area of the A-pillar and it can also be checked by hands. Just pull out the beading a little from between the windscreen and A-pillar and you'd know in an instant, hope this might help somebody.

Also, the area that was cleaned today has never ever been touched during my regular service in the past 4 years by authorized M.A.S.S so be wary of this, especially if your car is parked under trees as leaves usually accumulate there and blocks the outlets. It requires opening the wipers, quite a few plastic screws so as expected, anything that requires labour is usually avoided by our A.S.S guys.
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Need some advice , yesterday i found out good amount of water in rear passenger footwell area of my swift dzire , not sure of the reason but might be because of a house shifting activity I was involved in, never had any leakage issues.

My main query is - the carpet area is pretty wet , looks like 1-2 liters of water spilled
plan is to dry off using , towels, newspaper sunlight - i.e all means

but is there any chance of the metal beneath the carpet area getting rusted , shall I see a svc centre or local worshop , gents/ladies any advice will be highly appreciated .

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If this is the very first time you have found water or wetness in that particular area, no need to take it to the service centre. What you can do is remove the carpets including the lower blanket in that area and let it dry using your means. Let it dry in direct sunlight with open and closed windows for 1-2 days. Yes you need to open your windows too to let the smell vanish.
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.. yesterday i found out good amount of water in rear passenger footwell area of my swift dzire ,

but is there any chance of the metal beneath the carpet area getting rusted , ..
Could have been spilt water, during the shifting.

At the moment a service centre visit would not be required. Dry it up using all options - including parking it in the midday sun for couple of hours with doors closed and then keeping it in the shade with doors open.

If you can, try to open the plastic panels on the door frame and lift the carpet enough to let air go beneath the carpet too.


I have been in a similar situation where I left the windows open by just 1-2 inches at night and it rained :( Had to do this, but all's well. In my car, there is a thick sheet of foam below the carpet which had also taken in water.
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... including parking it in the midday sun for couple of hours with doors closed and then keeping it in the shade with doors open.

If you can, try to open the plastic panels on the door frame and lift the carpet enough to let air go beneath the carpet too..
Thanks Condor , I already did the drying options - kept the car in sun with windows open in office parking , water has almost dried up, will try lifting the plastic as you suggested
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