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    Water in drives side door

    My wife's 2004 Forfour has water in her drives side door.
    You can hear it swooshing around so quite a lot in it.
    I found the drain holes underneath and pushed a piece of metal coat hanger in to try and clear them out.
    Some water came out but not a lot. There is still the sound of a lot more inside.
    Is there something else I can do. Do I need to take the door skin off to fix, or can I just drill a small hole on the underside somewhere?

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    I believe drilling a couple more drain holes with a small drill bit should help in this regard (I'd probably do it near the existing ones) but to get any mud/rubbish out of the door would require the panel to come off (which ultimately would be more beneficial in the long run I would think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilabyte View Post
    or can I just drill a small hole on the underside somewhere?
    If you do - be sure to use a cordless drill.

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    Just cleaning the drain holes is sufficient.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    If you do - be sure to use a cordless drill.
    Why would what the drill is powered with make a difference ?
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    Why would what the drill is powered with make a difference ?
    Water showering down on something plugged into mains 240V?

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    Ahhh it'll be alright

    I didn't spot he had water pooled up top presently, my bad.
    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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    Run bilge pumps first. Could even make one of them start automatically!!y on high high water level.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinaldo_is_spam View Post
    Ahhh it'll be alright
    Yep. just can't lose. An ariel view of the neighbourhood or a quick drying of the door - depending on whether OP is thrown or held by the current coursing through him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinger View Post
    An ariel view of the neighbourhood
    Oh ... nice disney link - mermaids = water , like it

    You're so money supermarket and you don't even know it!

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