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      12-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Doh! window open!

Went to use the car this afternoon after it's been standing for 5 days and i've left the bloody drivers window open 2 inches through 5 days of torrential rain.

Seat soaked, carpet soaked, door soaked.

Door arm leather looks ruined, like a bumpy bit of old seaweed, seat bolster is saturated. leccy seat and windows still work though.

I reckon the seat will have to come out and the carpet be lifted and dried out, its saturated and it will stink.

Double doh.
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      12-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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That sucks.You must be gutted.
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      12-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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I did the same a few weeks back.

My flat has secure parking that needs a electronic key to open the barrier and I was in a rush with the takeaway.

Running away in the rain I held the button to shut the window but obviously didn't.

The car was drenched but everything worked.

I'm not convinced the lower bolster is as puffy as it was before.

Get the towels to absorb it and it should be ok. Hopefully no lasting damage.
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      12-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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If you have a dehumidfier leave it running for few hours as well
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      12-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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I did this once and filled the car full of snow .

Fortunately found it n much quicker than it appears you did though...
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      12-24-2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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Unlucky! Would silca bags help?
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      12-24-2012, 06:37 AM   #7
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Gutted for you mate did a similar thing in my old golf edition 30. The only way to do it properly is as you've said, seats out, carpet up, and preferably new underfelt (if there is underfelt which i reckon there would be (was in the vw)
Good luck with it

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      12-24-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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Bit funny, mine was down 2 inches this morning, and I don't remember leaving it down!

Luckily no water has got in.
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      12-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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Bad luck db, it's happened to me also but luckily not the beemer.

Time to get drying mate and hope no water stains are left behind, though I wouldn't think so.
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      12-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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      12-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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Did this last month, lowered the front windows to pull the sheet across the windscreen (to save me from scrapping off frost in the morning) and managed to leave the windows half way up - obviously didn't hold the button on the key fob long enough - next door neighbour knocked on the door in the morning and told me the windows were open.

Sodding typical as that night it pissed it down all night so no cover was needed anyway - interior was drenched.

Felt like a right cock.
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      12-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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i did this for a week once at gatwick!

thank fuck though it was in the short stay or i would have been seriously pissed off... i have left the windows down way way too many times but always (thankfully) caught it just in time :/

feel for you.
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      12-25-2012, 04:48 AM   #13
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oh no! I find the window close feature a bit hit and miss - I have to stand still or else the window stops. In my old Leon one press would fully raise the windows, no need to keep the button pressed.

Hope you get it sorted.

Merry Christmas anyway
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      12-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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I did this with mine when it was 4 weeks old. Bent over to take my shoes off and accidently pressed the remote. Both windows went down unknown to me and the car was in torrential rain all night! Luckily it all dried out with no adverse effect.
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      12-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #15
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I went down stairs this morning to find all 4 windows dropped and rain pissing in all over.

Strange thing is my key was upstairs in a coat pocket and nobody else has one :s and it was deffo locked up when i went upstairs as i had just washed it.

Luckily i got it all dried asap!

Gutting when it happens though.
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      12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #16
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Bad luck db, it's happened to me also but luckily not the beemer.

Time to get drying mate and hope no water stains are left behind, though I wouldn't think so.
Cheers guys...

School boy error I know. We live in the sticks, so no street lighting and I park my side away from the house, so its pitch black when I lock up and no one can see the drivers side of the car.

Been busy with a fan heater, a long drive with the heat on max, and lots of old tea towels shoved under the seats to draw out he wet.

Its a lot better, but the door arm rest leather is still all bumpy and saggy.

Keep on drying...
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      12-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
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Can't believe the amount of you who have done this?!!
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      12-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #18
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Rice helps absorb moisture!
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      12-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #19
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I always double check my car's (56 plate 320d) locked last thing at night.

Yesterday morning first thing found driver's door unlocked and all 4 windows half wound down. Key had been upstairs in a jacket and had definitely not been pressed after going to bed.

Very lucky it was only windy and not raining so no damage done, but how could it unlock itself and wind down the windows as though the key fob had been pressed and held down?

Is this a known fault?
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      12-28-2012, 05:19 AM   #20
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I used to double check it was locked until someone mentioned that pressing the lock button twice turns off the interior sensors
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      12-28-2012, 05:30 AM   #21
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By double check I mean I can see the alarm is armed from the red flashing light after I've locked it by pressing the fob once, (all indicators flash once too) then walking round the car and checking every door and window is secure.

Although I only recently found out about the double press deactivating he motion sensors...
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