I know! I couldn't believe how bad it was. I suspect the scuttle has never been removed in the 20 years the car's been around. Drainage channels underneath the scuttle were clogged up too so cleaned them out.Wow that's a lot, mine was pretty clean.
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The scuttle is in 2 halves. The passenger side (UK car) is easy as there's no need to remove the wiper. Think it was 2 or 3 torx screws and 1 Phillips screw that needed undone. There are white plastic clips attached to the underside of the scuttle which clip into the body. Carefully work along the top edge (where scuttle overlaps the the windscreen) pulling the scuttle up to unclip it. Once the clips are out you can slide the passenger side out and pull it off. Driver side is essentially the same process but you need to remove the wiper arms for that side.That is amazing.... Well worth doing..... How easy is it to remove the scuttle panal?
Yeah it sits on the bottom of the windscreen, however there's no seals that need to be broken. The rubber edge on the scuttle panel overlaps the windscreen and just sits on top, but not actually sealed to it.Are there any seals that need to be broken... It does sit on the bottom of windscreen right?
Hmmmm great explanation. I guess if the drainage channel is clear OK but the scuttle seal will need to be tight to keep debris out..Yeah it sits on the bottom of the windscreen, however there's no seals that need to be broken. The rubber edge on the scuttle panel overlaps the windscreen and just sits on top, but not actually sealed to it.
If yours is anything like mine, there are parts of the rubber edge of the scuttle that sit proud of the windscreen and don't touch it. From what I've read on here, there are 2 schools of thought...
1. If there is a gap, seal it so water can't get in.
2. Don't seal it - it's to stop larger debris getting in, not water. If water gets between the windscreen and scuttle, it'll hit the large black plastic tray and run off down the drainage tubes.
I don't know which is correct.