AH FabricationsVolks Autos
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    wickyianr1's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    106

    WET PASSENGER FOOTWELL

    hi peeps just been to the lake district this weekend very wet,got home and noticed the passenger footwell carpet is wet any clues 06 a3 3.2 what a beast.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    DaveS3Turbo's Avatar
    Sepang Blue S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    1,062
    Where abouts mate, please don;t say driver side rear passenger footwell

    If it's not there then open the bonnet and check for leaves and blocked drain hols at the bottom of the windscreen. I had this once in a previous A3 and drained inside eventually. I am now getting my existing S3 replaced due to a water leak in the rear which cannot be fixed.

    David
    2012 Porsche Cayman R Peridot Green MY12
    2011 Porsche Cayman S Basalt Black MY08

    2010 S3 Sepang Blue MY10
    2009 S3 Imola Yellow MY09
    2007 S3 Solar Orange MY08
    2005 A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line 200Bhp MY06 : Misano Red
    2003 A3 2.0Tdi Sport 140Bhp MY04 : Brilliant Black

  4. #3
    wickyianr1's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS3Turbo View Post
    Where abouts mate, please don;t say driver side rear passenger footwell

    If it's not there then open the bonnet and check for leaves and blocked drain hols at the bottom of the windscreen. I had this once in a previous A3 and drained inside eventually. I am now getting my existing S3 replaced due to a water leak in the rear which cannot be fixed.

    David
    cheers dave its wet front passenger footwell had the car a few weeks now very pleased goes like stink i have cleared all the leaves im in the process of drying the carpet out mind you it was really wet in the lakes

  5. #4
    Xerohour's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    166
    My dads 06 A3 sportback does exactly the same thing Ao your not alone. I read up on the issue for him and got back the answer that DaveS3 has given you.

    Funny thing is, when he took it too Audi they said it was a missing bulkhead grommet.

    My best advice is dry as much up with a folded towel by standing on the towel when its on the footwell carpet and then get a dehumidifer in there. Sorted dads a trick.
    2010 "59" | A3 1.8 TFSI S-Line | Black Edition | Ibis White | Xenon Plus & LED DRL | BOSE | FBMFSW | Light & Rain Sensor Pack | Interior Light Pack | Bluetooth | Heated Seats | Folding Mirrors | Tire Pressure Monitor

  6. #5
    beanoir's Avatar
    Sharpest Tongue in the West

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    51 Degrees North
    Posts
    2,173
    I don't know specifically about the A3, but I've seen this in a few cars before and it's a common sign of the heater exchange unit leaking behind the dashboard, should be able to tell if the water has antifreeze in it.
    Porsche Cayman S |Jeep Grand Cherokee|1988 Ford Fiesta XR2

    www.essexdriversclub.com

  7. #6
    paddy's Avatar
    Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    5,135
    Who did you have in the passenger seat and how fast were you going ?
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

  8. #7
    wickyianr1's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    106
    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Who did you have in the passenger seat and how fast were you going ?
    only the misses wasnt going very fast the roads were bad wet and full of leaves

  9. #8
    DaveS3Turbo's Avatar
    Sepang Blue S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    1,062
    Keep an eye on it, it could have been overflow or to much water in the channels or something like that.

    David
    2012 Porsche Cayman R Peridot Green MY12
    2011 Porsche Cayman S Basalt Black MY08

    2010 S3 Sepang Blue MY10
    2009 S3 Imola Yellow MY09
    2007 S3 Solar Orange MY08
    2005 A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line 200Bhp MY06 : Misano Red
    2003 A3 2.0Tdi Sport 140Bhp MY04 : Brilliant Black

  10. #9
    SAiLO's Avatar
    Enthusiast

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    939
    Just discovered a wet patch in the passenger footwell under the carpet, towards the front after some heavy rain.
    Guess I need to look for the blockage hope it's not the heater matrix, the water didn't smell of chemicals at all.
    VCDS USER

  11. #10
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    1
    I had the same problem on my 2003 A6 Avant, after heavy rain drove up a hill from work and loads of water poured into front passenger footwell and I could hear water sloshing about behind dashboard. Rather than take car to Audi for another expensive fix I did some background work on the internet, found this great You Tube video posted in the States which solved the problem! Basically as you say it's water stuck in the bulkhead due to a blocked grommet, easy job to fix, see 1999 Audi A6 Water Leak DIY Tutorial - YouTube
    Couple of things to bear in mind as the battery is disconnected:-
    * You will need the radio code and procedure for entering it as radio goes into "safe" mode when battery re-connected or there will be all sorts of issues getting it to work. My dealership wanted me to book car in so they could re-code it!
    * Don't know if this applies to petrol as well, but after re-connecting battery you need to turn ignition key to ignition on (so dashboard lights come on but you haven't started engine) for 2 seconds.
    * Once touch electric windows won't work. To fix, press switch to take window down a bit, then put window fully up and hold switch in up position for 1-2 seconds.

    Now if I could just get the alarm to stop going off.....

  12. #11
    jamessg1962's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    116
    Check out this thread .
    Its a common problem and i had same trouble.
    Drivers carpet soaked

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO