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Old 02-21-2006, 04:42 PM   #21
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I can hear my gas cover lock clicking every now and then when driving/standing by my car while it'* running. Does that mean the locks are stuck in the on position or something making it constantly like trying to lock/unlock?
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Did you ever get that carpet dried and the buss cleaned up? That'* first thing and most important.

If that'* done, then check the gas cover button to make sure it isn't sticking.

Get back here and let us know what you find.
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I'm just now getting around to the carpet drying and what not. The weather wasn't permitting and I didn't have the time to do it before. Right now I'm just heating it upand trying to get as much water to evaporate as possible. I can't find a freaking fan to put in there lol... I got the shop vac too, I think it'* broke or something because it doesn't seem to be doing much. I'm going to keep trying though.
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My power seats are working again, that'* a good thing right haha?
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My power seats are working again, that'* a good thing right haha?
Sure is a start...
Keep working on getting that carpet dry. After it'* completely dry, even/especially the underside, then take a good look at the buss bar under there and remove any corrosion and check for anything else unusual.
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Water seems to be the problem here. Do us a favor...when you are at the point of cleaning up the buss and things..please take more pics and detail how you cleaned it up. Many of us can benefit from your info and point of view on this, as your case is one of the more extreme.
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Here is a picture of how wet the underside of my carpet was on the drivers side. There is a few cracks in the metal which I'm guessing is where the water came in. I managed to suck out around a gallon or more of water from the underside of the carpet. I used an ordinary household upholstery cleaner rather than a shopvac, I wanted to be able to see if I was sucking water out or not. Still more there though that I'm airing out right now.


Also I ran into another issue with my heat control while fooling with my CD player. Here'* what it looks like...


What the hell do those 3 lines mean?!
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Well, you are started on your way to getting that water problem and associated electrical anomalies fixed.

- Get that carpet and all padding completely dry,

- then use some good quality silicone caulk to seal all cracks you find to keep it from happening again.

- then clean the corrosion off the buss bar and use some dielectric grease to protect it

- then see how many electric problems remain

BTW, you say you were "fooling" w/your CD player. Did you have it out and suspect you did something to your CC?
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