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Old 06-06-2011, 05:19 PM
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Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

so I already searched for why my back seat would be wet. I've deduced it's due to the seals behind the brakelights. I had a bunch of stuff in my trunk that got ruined (had FIANLLY printed business cards, and all of them were ruined, along with my bag and a 7"single din radio.) the spare tire area was really surface rusted. i popped out the drain plugs just to drain the trunk, but when I removed the back seat... well, theres rust in the cracks (will take some pics)

I want to keep the seats if possible, and worst case I'll just remove them and make a flat surface there or something...

the bottom of the seat (styrofoam area) is soaked and hasnt dried... it also really smelly, is there a way to pressure wash it or clean it somehow?
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

Spray it down with simple green and then use a pressure washer wand (without pressure) to spread the simple green around and soak it in. Wait a little bit and then spray the seats with high pressure. Don't get too close with the wand as it will destroy the cloth. Let them dry for a day or more before putting them back in the car.

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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

open your trunk and run a hose over the top of the back window and onto the sunroof. wait and see. bad light seal will leak a bit. plugged sunroof drain holes or broken elbows are a likely culprit. another is the rear window seal which i just had to replace.
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

i had the same problem but never could figure out why i got some spray glue and after letting my seat sit in the sun for a couple of days i spayed them and then place plastic on it
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

Check your sunroof drain tubes. Sounds like a bit too much water to just be your tail light gaskets.

There are plenty of open topics already regarding this issue.
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

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open your trunk and run a hose over the top of the back window and onto the sunroof. wait and see. bad light seal will leak a bit. plugged sunroof drain holes or broken elbows are a likely culprit. another is the rear window seal which i just had to replace.
I already ran water over there and I dont think it drained into the trunk. but I was getting mad water spash in when i braked (left seat uncovered and like half a cup splashed in when i braked hard) but when I open the sunroof an pour water into the rails, they seem to seep out where the tires are fine.

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Check your sunroof drain tubes. Sounds like a bit too much water to just be your tail light gaskets.

There are plenty of open topics already regarding this issue.
Yeah, i saw those, and that's how i deduced it was the taillights... was looking more for how to clean the seats, not fix the leak....
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

Take them out and dry them off - there really isn't much more to it. If you want - try to shampoo them. Hopefully they aren't wet enough to get moldy.


They should dry up fine, just toss them back in and you'll be good to go.
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

Take you're seats out and steam clean them. Also steam clean your carpet. I guarantee that it will get the smell out and it will probably help with get with drying the seats.. I would let them sit out until they are dry. I would just ask around and see if anyone you know might have a steam cleaner so it's free
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

My girlfriend has a steamcleaner, but it's not a professional one, it's a small one, is that powerful enough to hit the spot?
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Re: Water under Rear seats (not asking for help fixing it, just cleaning seat)

Is it one that looks kinda like a regular 'ol vaccum? If so, then yeah it'll work just fine.. Should have a removeable attachmentt that's all I used.. There's no need to get the kind you rent or anything..
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