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    Default Re: Water ingress in footwells around centre console

    ok, just had a re-think about this & before pressing the buy button, how can I be certain which adjoining seal is defective?
    As far as I can tell the tridion seal is plump & firm, but holds water in a certain point, (with some wet under the carpet, am I going to find it was actually the door seal upon replacement & not the chassis seal? ..any way of verifying which has failed or merely down to trial & error?
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    Default Re: Water ingress in footwells around centre console

    The 450 only has one rubber seal and that is fitted to the Tridion. The inner plastic shell of the door and the windows glass then are closed up against the seal to prevent water from entering.

    One more thing you can check before you buy replacement door seals, loosen the door hinges and rest the door in the hole. It's possible that through wear or a bump that the door is no longer sitting correctly against the seal.

    Also make sure that the window when up is under the rubber door seal and not just squashing it. Adjustment is done with the door skin off, so don't try taking that off if the temperature is less than about 10 degrees C.

    John

  3. #13

    Default Re: Water ingress in footwells around centre console

    Ah, you beauty!

    Thanks for that John, a complete checklist will stop any gnawing self doubt! the water isn't a gushing torrent (currently) & the carpet is raised by the 1.00 moisture trap which remains dry.

    I'll nip out & have a look at loosening off the door (tools pending), & check over the window closure as you state (mindful of outdoor temps).

    Appreciated

    Gus
    New to Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse)
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

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