June 13, 2012, 9:19 pm
My passenger side carpet is damp and smells.
I guess the previous owner had broken/weakened seal of
the cabin filter cowl and some water leaked in the cabin.
I want to remove, wash and dry the carpet.
Found a post online of assembling the carpet back
and some post of general order of removal of things.
However, i am running into problems and am greatly appreciating
any help from the experienced!
A ) Do i need to rip off the carpet from the white plastic? Can i glue it back
together later? Two side glue tape?Location - below the door plastic
frame protector (?name?)
Revision: From the link i posted above i saw that the plastic stays
intact/glued to the carpet.
[b]Now how do i remove the plastic from the doorframe[/b]?
B ) How do i remove those plastic screws? I just managed to unscrew them some and
loose the plastic and pulled the carpet from it.
C ) The material below the carpet is really damp. After removal can i
clean it or should i look for replacement? What is it?
D ) The material under the carpet is damp and goes deep inside up there.
How to remove? Is it washable?
E ) How do i remove A and center console B?
F ) Do i need to remove that center pillar and how?
If you now of great DIY post or video online for this "operation" please share.
[b]Many thanks to all![/b]
Any advice is very welcome!
June 14, 2012, 12:07 am
Where the carpet is stapled to the white plastic strips, don't remove this as you will always have problems with the carpet moving and leaving a gap! Been there and done it lol
June 14, 2012, 12:08 am
Tbh, you are probably best to just shampoo or steam clean the carpet. It's a lot of work to refit and you will probably end up with squeaks
June 14, 2012, 5:14 pm
to do what you want to means gutting the interior seats trim etc a big job and a major headache as steff said ide steam clean it in place
June 14, 2012, 7:06 pm
So far here is where i am:
Removal is stopped coz couple of problems:
Should the top and bottom layers be one? Glued together?
As you can see, they are separated in front and somewhere in the back
they seem like being glued togerher - as one layer.
Should i remove them as one?
Can i wash the bottom layer?
This upper part is damp also.
It seems to me complicated to remove the inner corner
towards the console.
Should i pull or un-tight something in order to pull this out?
The material to me has some similarities to cardboard (?!?)
It seems to me to pull out the bottom layer i will need to unscrew
at those two places?
Should i cut here?
To remove it as one i think all that cabling needs to be removed.
And i if i don't cut, how do i deal with the vents?
So far i cut it at the front...
Thanks in advance!
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