Owned this car from new - its been low cost carefree motoring apart from new turbo 4 yrs ago.. ouch!
Now however there is water coming into the footwell around the excelerator pedal and clutch pedal..any ideas what maybe problem please as carpet saturated in those areas..??
Car: BMW 3 Series Variant: 2 litre compact diesel Year: 2002
Thanks for response how do I gain access to this area? Do you mean vent on righthandside of dashboard or under bonnet facing dashboard..drivers side..looks like I would need bmw tools for this as latter are plastic snap on type rivets two part dome shape with small hole in centre of middle domed rivet..any ideas please? Cheers Paul
Thanks for confirming that is correct area yes can see those two black plastic domed rivets with the centres you describe..now what tool will open these up as the hole is small and round..all pointers appreciated!
If you prise the rivet up slightly with a flat bladed screwdriver and then push down again it exposes enough of centre pin to get a grip off and then raise fully , allowing removal .We always had new rivets so were unconcerned if they were damaged on removal but a little patience and you will be o.k.
Home from work and did what you instructed and I very soon realised I hadnt solved the problem sadly; as it had been a dry day but the weather conveniently changed to a heavy downpour with inch hailstones too so I sat in the drivers seat and I could see in action where the rain was coming in as it poured down outside..its seeps around doorseal where just about the seal changes directiion from 45 degrees to vertical ..then runs hit doorcill and runs into footwell where it pools up and saturates the carpet in area where pedals are..help please!