I also like to live dangerously.
Is your carpet wet on both sides?Yes, it's a 5.5.
I tried a ss shifter cable and a length of stiff plastic tubing, basically hollow trimmer wire but a little stiffer with no success. I can only get two fingers in the hole and try to grab at it like a crab. I think the way it's routed in the A pillar it's closer to the body and out of my reach. And because the silicone tubing is still pliable it's pointing straight down.
So frustrating. I just want to cross all of the potential water leak problems off the list. It seems to have had all of the recalls performed; the nipplectomy, the cabin filter seal, the drain plus in the firewall. But water still seems to be getting in, the carpets are wet and there's no point drying them until the leaks are taken care of.
I have to check but I'm pretty sure it is. The CCM is working so I'm hopeful.Is your carpet wet on both sides?
Have you determined that water is not coming in via the door itself? That happens when the door drains are blocked.
Back to the grommet port area, Maybe make a coat hanger wire hook or loop to capture the line after it has exited the end of the tube? Solid .95 trimmer line is my recommendation. You can feed an excess amount of it down into the body, and it will eventually curl up to where you can grab it with your hook.
Or, you could go full drastic and block the drain hole up in the moon roof gutter that seems to be the source of the leakage. You'll still have three other drains assuming they are all flowing freely out of the car. I'd use something like rubber cement, make it into a small tacky ball first, then push it into the drain hole. It will be easy to remove since it's just a stopper, when you get around to revisiting the drain issue.
One last thought- both drains in the battery section are free of debris, correct?
There is the one beneath the battery, (center) and then one over towards the steering column area, if I recall, it's beneath some fuse module boxes. You can reach your hand in there, run it flat along the bottom of the area. I removed both of my drain plugs in that trough, I know that defeats fine German engineering, but it keeps any water flowing OUT of that area.I have to check but I'm pretty sure it is. The CCM is working so I'm hopeful.
. I cleaned out the battery compartment and it's draining well. But just 1 drain, I'm not sure where the second one is?
I'll take a look. I don't even know what that box is exactly. It appears to be magnetic to maple leaf keys. People talk about how green Ev's are but can they make compost like a Passat?There is the one beneath the battery, (center) and then one over towards the steering column area, if I recall, it's beneath some fuse module boxes. You can reach your hand in there, run it flat along the bottom of the area. I removed both of my drain plugs in that trough, I know that defeats fine German engineering, but it keeps any water flowing OUT of that area.
I wish I could get labor at $100/hr. I'm getting a great deal at $140/hr over the hill in Santa Cruz instead of in the South Bay at $190/hr.Any shop up here would easily go 1.5 or 2 hours for that… So, you would have saved at least $150 (everything up here is $100/hr)
Both right side, went off the road, in a lowered car with coilovers and hit an aggressive "pothole" that is the bad pavement outers of the road. Even bent the rim, and they're the BBS 17s. I fixed the rim, but still.I gotta ask, how did your buddy blow two tires?
I put it in a physics text. If it goes flat and the fibers aren't damaged I might chance it. The only reason I'm considering it is because it's getting some Permatex, and $15 for one from the dealership is a kick in the stones. lol, I don't even want to do the waterpump ala' "If it ain't broke don't fix it." but I got the full kit for cheap and I'm already in there. smh one little paper gasket...That's kinda janky. I wouldn't chance that either.