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This page is for an older problem I had in the first year I had my car. Water was coming through the doors. I went to two dealers (more than once each) and the problem was found when I removed the door panels, closed the doors and my wife watered the car. I could see water coming in from everywhere in the door.

Water was coming through the door speaker hole and from the plastic sheet covering the door itself. This last item needed more "putty" used to glue the sheet to the door. With time, the plastic sheet gets separated from the door and then the water enters the car.

The door speaker was a more serious problem. It was corrected by gluing a margarine container to the door's speaker hole. The dealer s first tried with plastic bags over the panel's speaker hole but that made rattles and made the speaker useless. Here are the pictures:

bulletThe door
bulletThe grill
bulletThe panel
bulletThe panel closer view
bulletThe upper door
bulletThe plastic sheet
bulletThe upper left door correction
bulletThe lower speaker hole
bulletThe speaker hole container
bulletThe upper right
bulletThe panel reinstalled
bulletThe speaker

 

 

bulletThe door
bulletDoor and speaker grill view
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bulletThe grill view
bulletThere where signs of water infiltration after some good rain
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bulletThe panel view
bulletRemoving the panel showed water marks and dirt where the water was getting in
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bulletThe panel closer view
bulletYou can see the dirt in the lower seal section. Water did go through for some time
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bulletThe upper door view
bulletWater is passing through the hole and goes between the plastic sheet and the door
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bulletThe plastic sheet view
bulletThe lower plastic sheet is slowly separating from the door. The sticky putty used does not hold with the time. More where added by a dealer technician but the door was still leaking
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bulletThe black putty was put by the dealer's technician. The beige is the OEM putty.

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bulletThe upper left door correction view
bulletI installed a plastic sheet, glue above on the outside and the lower side is within the door. To get water back into the door.
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bulletThe lower speaker hole
bulletA margarine container was glued into the door
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bulletBy leaving the container over a flame the plastic drips. Perfect for the water exit

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bulletThe speaker hole container
bulletThe hole above the speaker hole was also blocked with the Hot Glue gun. The plastic stick that is on the panel was broken not to interfere with the glue.
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bulletThe upper right view
bulletHere a piece of plastic was also used. Glued outside and the lower section is within the door
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bulletThe holes for the electric window control motor where also blocked with a plastic sheet

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bulletThe panel reinstalled view
bulletAlmost ready to install the speaker
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bulletThe speaker view
bulletThere is just enough speaker wire to plug it into the speaker and reinstall the grill
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Last modified: 09/08/04.