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      10-30-2023, 05:38 PM   #23
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I had that problem, all you have to do is duck tape the drain slats at first on the passengers side drip tray under the bonnet to stop water ingress to faulty yellow plug, then try to smash that plastic enclosure that holds the water around the yellow plug. To dry rear passengers floor just use kitchen towels to dry as much then leave rear window half open in the sun and it'll be bone dry within a week or you can try an electric damp remover. The carpet has very thick stiff sponge base and awkward and time consuming to remove.
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My yellow grommet is kaput! By "smash the plastic enclosure", do you mean remove the grommet, then using a load screwdriver or similar implement pointing forwards towards the engine, pierce a hole as low down as possible in the next layer a few inches beyond where the grommet would sit?

If I reach inside the cavity behind the grommet, I can feel a drainage hole at about the 7 o'clock position which leads to behind the arch liner (or so I'd imagine). I've poked a big thick cable tie down that hole and all seems clear. Next job is to remove arch liner and clear out anything that side. Got Tigerseal and a grommet on order! Just curious about your tip about making a hole!
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      10-31-2023, 08:18 AM   #24
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Thread revival!!!

My yellow grommet is kaput! By "smash the plastic enclosure", do you mean remove the grommet, then using a load screwdriver or similar implement pointing forwards towards the engine, pierce a hole as low down as possible in the next layer a few inches beyond where the grommet would sit?

If I reach inside the cavity behind the grommet, I can feel a drainage hole at about the 7 o'clock position which leads to behind the arch liner (or so I'd imagine). I've poked a big thick cable tie down that hole and all seems clear. Next job is to remove arch liner and clear out anything that side. Got Tigerseal and a grommet on order! Just curious about your tip about making a hole!
Yes what causes the grommet to fail is that cavity plastic enclosure behind the grommet when the drain tube gets blocked there and water build up eventually weakens the yellow grommet, a bad design. Smashing it lets the water just drain to the ground, your drain is probably partially or fully blocked like mine was and I would just do that without removing arch liner.
The black duck tape on the drip tray slats under the bonnet immediately stops the water (with a car wash sponge or similar placed on top to soak up the puddle) entering that problem cavity plastic hold to fill up and get past the weak grommet (which I think is for LHD steering shaft) and flood the passenger floorwell. It's a tight and knuckle grinding job with that stupid one inch thick frozen sponge sound deadening that won't budge easy, could just cut it for easier access with very sharp stanley knife for ease but lots of wiring there ! then fit your grommet with a proper sealant after smashing the problem plastic cavity water hold.
You can keep the duck tape on the slats for double insurance against any further flooding...hopefully this s#it constant rain will soon disperse.

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