Wet Carpets, Corroded Wiring, And Blocked Water Drains – 2004 Cayenne S PART 2

Wet Carpets, Corroded Wiring, And Blocked Water Drains – 2004 Cayenne S PART 2


all right not to the fun part where I have to unwrap the harness running from poor board all the way to the back seat area from the factory this place is your only crimp together and then wrapped with tape there really is no watertight seal so when the carpet gets wet the splices are exposed to that moisture and will eventually corrode and cause all sorts of communication and power supply faults and will lead to cases where the car won’t even start or do anything at all so now that’s why I’m going through all of them to make sure that there’s no future issues what I choose to do for this place is aside of them rather than crimping it’s just my preference you can do it either way I solder them and then I seal them with heat shrink that actually has glue in it so it makes a nice one I feel once I’m done with this side I will then do the same on the driver side so let’s get going [Music] okay so I found my first place as you can see there’s just tape on it it’s not watertight in any way so a good way to see is if the corrosion has gotten bad enough is if I just tug I’m one of them look at it just came right out barely making any contact completely caught it through I don’t know green corrosion so we’ll continue on to this [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] sometimes you need to cut away a lot of the wire and some of the splices until you get to a clean copper section because the wire is not corroded but it’s it’s turning like a black and it’s just it’s not not clean copper so you got to keep coming back to you find clean section [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] and I need to get a heat gun there’s a glue inside this heat shrink that seals off both ends once it gets heated up enough and I put another piece of heat shrink over it just to give it a little bit more of a protection [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] okay now that the foam is dry I can go to the evap drain and the sunroof drains to make sure that those aren’t clogged I’m also gonna modify them if they aren’t already I’ll show you what I mean this is the evaporator drink which from this part of the HVAC box down to and then it connects down to the firewall where it drains out the water and this is the culprit right here most of the time on these drains is this little flap the flap sticks closed and no water can drain and it seeps into the carpet so what we do is that we’ll never have to worry about any that drain clogging again there it is right there and it’s actually a perfect opportunity to show that these drains are also restrictive you can see it seeping out of there this tube is full of water I guarantee if I pinch you this is gonna come pouring out so for these what I normally do is I trim a little bit of this flap off see where it’s pinched it’s too restrictive so I’m gonna cut it a little higher up so more flow can go through and it’s less likely to back up again that it’s basically pinched on the end so no wonder they clog up so easily this is perfect you can see that this drain is just completely packed with debris this could be anything from leaves to just whatever falls into the sunroof and down this drain so what I’m gonna do is go from the top with compressed air and blow this line through until it’s clean so I’m gonna put this back in the firewall do that and then check it again make sure we got nothing sitting in there all of this sitting in the track needs to be cleaned out this hasn’t been cleaned in years okay so we blow out the line and now it’s completely clear nothing sitting in there anything like that so put this together and do the same on the driver’s side [Music] [Music] all right I’m not gonna go too crazy but I want to try and clean up the carpet a little bit so I’m gonna vacuum it one more time scrub it down a little bit with some carpet cleaner just so it’s a little bit more fresh New Balance filter so the car is 99% there now I just need to lift it up and actually get the rear sunroof drains because you cannot get to them from the top so I’ll modify them just like I did the Front’s clear them out with compressed air and I’ll do the same with some rocker panel drains and the rear gate drains just clean them out with compressed air as well alright let’s fire it up no-fault messages in the cluster I think we’re all good now as long as the maintenance is kept up we shouldn’t have any more issues it’s why it’s important to clean them out at least once a year hopefully now you see why it’s important to keep up on your maintenance and it’s not just Kyon’s that have water drains every single car has water drains 911 Boxster Cayman Panamera makan be sure to whoever you’re taking your car to that they clean those out every time your car is in for service pretty much at least once a year like this alright guys this car is done the carpets are dry the drains are clear the spices are redone this car is ready to go thanks for watching and I’ll see you guys next time [Music]


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