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best way to dry soaked carpet

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    [Oct 12, 2013]
    hey guys

    well after the very heavy rain yesterday my self and my brothers cars has lots of water in it, well at least mine dosnt any more
    i ripped the carpet out and no have it hanging up, i managed to sqeese a lot of it out, but is there defenate way of getting the water out completly, or is letting gravity do its work the only way?

    stupidly i used the grommet for the bonnet catch wire to route a power cable. had every intention of running it via the ecu box but, well i didnt.

    i can see the water line exceeded the height of the hole and now paying the price. but. my brothers car a audi a3 has the exact same thing, drivers side soaked passenger side dry,

    so other then that hole i mentioned is there any other route the water can get in @(both a3 1999 and a4 1999)

    also i know were mine is but were are the gromets on the a3? same place as the a4?

    i know this subect is beaten to death and comes up every year but really would like to get this carpet dry.
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    the carpet is "out" of the car, and no that wouldnt work its all soaked up in the foam.

    as said its hanging up, but wondered if there was a better way.
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    Ok so took a look. the chanel that runs under the ecu box was cloged. I made sure the drain under the battery was clear but didnt relise this is were the drivers side runs.

    Carpet is 90% dry the sponge is holding some residule water so going to grab my dads vax and suck as much as i can up by pushing down on the sponge with the wand/tool. Plus give the carpet a very good clean!!
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