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Drying Out!

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Whether it's winter slop or the fact that I left the door open during a rainstorm (yes, I did!), the floor under the driver's side floor mat is very wet. The passenger side mat is easy to lift up and dry but the driver's side pedals make this a difficult task. Any suggestions?

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Do you have indoor parking? A space heater inside car, windows open a bit, extra fan blowing at the footwell, wedge up the carpet with some wood. Once you have it nice and dry add a suitable slush mat so it stays like that. Be careful with your umbrella! Very easy to be in the habit of putting it on the passenger side where the water drains... right on top of some very expensive electronics! At least on the drivers side you'll only get a weird smell and slime growing, rust and so on. No worse than those biology experiments in your fridge. Passenger side will cost you $$$.

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If you remove the throttle peddle it will make it easy to lift up the carpet and dry off the underside.All you need is a 10mm socket on an extension. Loosen the 4 plastic nuts on the corners.To dismantle the speedometer housing from the cable, there's a tab you have to press and then it pulls out. A somewhat firm pull is needed to get it out because it is sealed with weather-stripping, but you should not have to force it. Avoid pulling by the wires! Try to grip the plastic connector itself instead. Carefully pull the driver side carpet down from the center pillar (there is a single metal clip holding it in place near the center column)some cars have that cable taped down beneath the carpet directly behind the opening, which you'll have to remove.Now you will be able to get under the carpet.

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