Good advice from Dave Newell IVS

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  1. grumps147

    grumps147 Funster

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    When I had our alarm installed by Dave he pointed out the drain holes for rain below the windscreen, how to get at them and the need to check them regularly.

    Well, just checked for third time and on this occasion all were blocked with leaf detritus. Only took about 10 minutes to clear them all, including the large bore one.

    Thanks Dave.
     
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    Can I ask how you get at them please.
     
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    >> Good advice from Dave Newell IVS

    Situation normal.

    Not the only FUNster to be trusted of course.
     
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    On mine there are two small plastic panels between the top of the headlights and the windscreen Chris.

    When you open the bonnet you can see each side is secured by two Philips headed bolts. What you can't see is they also have two body panel clips securing them, and a male end that slides under the main wing.

    Once you have unscrewed the bolts you have to very carefully prise up each panel to free the plastic clips. Be careful with this, you don't need tools, just gradually firmer pressure upwards on the panel and the clips will release themselves.

    I could see water lying along the black plastic tray the wiper assembly sits in below the windscreen, if you have none lying just use a small jug of water to see if it drains away. I used a small piece of copper wire to poke through the detritus and get the water flowing. There are two small drains, one each side. More towards the middle is a larger hole. This was also blocked. On mine it drains out on the inner offside front wing behind the offside wheel. It was a fingers in and hook out all the muck from the end of the pipe.

    When re-installing the plastic covers make sure the male end inserts properly, line up the plastic clips and give the panel firm pressure from the top to seat the clips before re screwing the bolts. The bolts can be a bit fiddly to get threading properly, again be careful not to strip a thread at this stage.
     
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