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Removing the carpets in a 147

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My 147 had been leaking in quite a lot recently until I had the problem fixed yesterday at the garage but my carpets are still damp and I'd like to remove them so they dry out throughly and the floor underneath doesn't rust out completely.

Does anyone have any info on the best way to get them out and back in again?

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I don't know about the best way but I know you're gonna have to remove most of the lower interior , seats , tunnel , etc, etc.
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Take it slow and steady, buy some little sealable bags and a marker pen so you can label the nuts & bolts as you remove them. Removing is easy, re-fitting is the pain especially when you don't know what goes where
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I have water leaking into my drivers footwell so have lifted the carpet up in that section and rolled it into the back.

I didn't want to have to start removing bits of the centre console so, after removing the trim above the door sill, seat, and foot rest beside the clutch, I cut the carpet as far up under the centre console as I could and then pulled it back.

Hopefully, if I ever get to the root of the problem, I can just roll the carpet back down and tuck it back up under the centre console.

Out of interest, where was water leaking in for you and how did you fix it?

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The problem was that the scuttle drains were blocked so that the rain water wasn't escaping as it should - instead it was pouring into the cabin. The garage I use fixed the problem (unblocked the drains) for free, which was really kind of them. I'm just left with a wet interior now though :-/
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One much easier solution is to rent a dehumidifier for a week or two and leave it running for running fo 24 hours. You would also be amazed at just how much running the aircon removes the moisture from the cabin, even in the darkest depths of winter.

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