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#97 of 146 Re: Water issue [rocky74]
Nov 20, 2009 (4:13 pm)
I have a 96 also, I have had a water problem on and off. I found my answer myself. it may be coming from under the windsheild wiper area. take the wipers off and remove the screen cover, there is a air intake channel about 8 inches x 4 inches under a plastic sheild. I had to modify the sheild. and i also bilt up a lip around the channel with calk (quad). its for exterior siding. I havent had any water problems after i did this modification.
#98 of 146 Re: Water issue [worm1965]
Nov 20, 2009 (11:41 pm)
Interesting. Was it coming in on just the driver's side or both? I'll have to have somebody take a look at that.
I have water coming in on the driver's side, pooling in the back, and the dealer wanted $600 to replace the rubber around both doors. I'm not convinced that's the issue, although the doors do leak. So now I have a few things to look at. Wish I had a someone handy with these things so I don't have to rely on the dealer or service station.
#99 of 146 Re: Water issue [rocky74]
Nov 21, 2009 (6:25 am)
It was mostly on drivers side, but it came on passenger also. the water damage caused a couple of other problems. (electical). It had corrioded ground wires under carpet. on the drivers side next to the rocker panel. My car wanted to stall out, windows would stop, seats would stop, and the air bag light came on and stayed on. now I have a bad air bag module. I also have issues with my dash cluster. all caused from water. It didnt happen over night.....it was caused from leaking for about ten years.
PS. drill a couple of small holes in floor front and back. this will allow the water to stop building up.
#100 of 146 Re: Water issue [worm1965]
Nov 21, 2009 (5:46 pm)
Wow -- I had the same thing. The car stalled out on me about a month ago, and it was due to corroded wires under the carpet. Cost me almost $400 to have that fixed. Replacing the wires also took care of the one rear window that wouldn't go down, but the car still gets wet, and lately my airbag light comes on, too. Does that mean that the airbag won't work?
I'm not sure I want to drill holes in the floor -- isn't there a safety hazard with that?
I'm not really handy with cars, so I have to figure out who I can take this to. Thanks.
#101 of 146 Re: Water issue [rocky74]
Nov 21, 2009 (6:26 pm)
I was told that my air bags wont deploy. Drilling the small holes wouldnt be a safty hazard. all cars come with flood plugs under the carpet and rubber sound deadener. the plugs pop out to drain heavy water. I just drilled a couple small holes where the water built up the most. a couple of 1/8 of a inch size holes. the air bag module would cost over $400.00. I am not getting it replaced. the car is very nice, however I cant keep sticking a ton of money in it.
PS. look for a auto electric garage, and see what they recommend. I hope all info was helpfull, Good luck. John.
Dec 30, 2009 (8:22 am)
I have a 2005 bonneville se, some probs:
1. i had the ac control lights replaced 2 years ago, now the same prob. rt 2 lights are out dealer say so
2. my trunk has water i have a sun roof
3. my tack sometimes does pushups. seems to loose power when speeding up
then it works ok
#103 of 146 Re: rocky74, rmgoat78 [imidazol97]
Jan 15, 2010 (8:56 pm)
Rocky74 & rmgoat78 - I'm new to Edmonds and have not seen the answer to this problem. I've got a 2004 Bonneville SE with a wet floor behind the driver's seat. Tell me what's wrong and what my fix is --- PLEASE! Thanks
#104 of 146 Re: Water issue [worm1965]
Jan 15, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I just re-read your post about cars having flood plugs under the carpet. Do you know where they're located on the Bonnevilles? That might be a good solution, to just
pull the plug when water builds up.
I can't figure out my car -- I vacuumed up the water from the floor in the back seat, and a couple of days later, there was MORE water in the back seat. Where could that have come from? It didn't rain in those 2 days.
#105 of 146 Re: rocky74, rmgoat78 [2004bonne]
Jan 15, 2010 (9:37 pm)
Imadizol sent me the fix. He's the expert. If you can't get in touch with him, I'll try to find his post and forward it to you. It involves taking the door panel off and re-sealing the plastic liner inside the door that keeps water from coming in. I haven't done this yet as I don't know if I want to be messing around with trying to take the door panel off myself.
#106 of 146 Re: rocky74, rmgoat78 [2004bonne]
Jan 16, 2010 (7:52 am)
If you have a sunroof it can be the tube drain cracked off at floor level near the emergency brake. But you don't mention front floor wet. There is a rear drain along with front drains on each side. Lift rear seat cushion and look for water coming from the rear. If none, then ...
But most likely is inner panel in the door. See my message in your carspace.com email. Click on the My Carspace in green bar at top of this page. That takes you there; or www.carspace.com/2004bonne.