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Old 09-03-2019, 09:50 PM
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Drivers footwell leak (or passenger if you drive on the wrong side ;) )

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Right hand drive X5, with a water leak dripping down from brake pedal. Itís not a massive leak, but consistently there after a night of rain. Iíve checked the sunroof drains, theyíre in place on A pillar, and draining freely. Iíve removed the plastic cover around brake pedal, and had a look up there while hosing down car and canít find any leaks. Anything obvious Iím hopefully missing?
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:47 PM
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Correctly identified as the RIGHT side however I have a feeling it's more likely related to the firewall break on the driver side for the brake pedal and steering.

I would look under the hood and remove the parts around the cabin air filter. I would bet a seal has worn out and allowing water in where it shouldn't.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:55 AM
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In this case would the ac drains being clogged affect the driver's side (right side)?
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Interesting thought. That would be where evaporator is on LHD not sure what they do with evap and blower on RHD models
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:01 PM
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Not likely to be A/C drains - as well as driving on the wrong side of the road down here, our seasons are also reversed - it's winter and damn cold...!!

Actually, it is possible that the A/C is in use for demisting etc. but I personally haven't used my A/C in over 6 months (except for running it occasionally to keep it lubed etc.).
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Haha, yeah I haven’t used air con in a while, except used it to dry the floor! I have pulled off the cabin air filter cover, and had a bit of a look around, but couldn’t see anything obviously wrong. It doesn’t do it with the average downpour. So I’m wondering if there’s a drain around that filter area that might be partially blocked? Will have to look deeper into it this weekend!
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Sunroof drains?
Mine were both kinked in the A pillar
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Well I think I’ve solved it! Another night of rain, and no water in footwell. Some idiot (me) had run a bunch of wires through a grommet in the firewall, and it would appear that water was able to trickle down them and through in behind dash. Fingers crossed it’s that! Thanks heaps for help guys!
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:13 PM
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That'll do it, Donkey. :-)
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Never forget that little drip loop. Or at least a drip sag.
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