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post #1 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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So it Rained and the front tops were off

I left the tops off and it rained a decent amount inside my wrangler. I got the tops back on and took a couple towels to the interior. It's now running with the heat on full blast.

Has this happened to anyone here before?

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I understand the possible electrical nightmare it could cause down the road but the dash was fairly dry.

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 02:13 AM
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Have had mine down poured on, Let it bake out in the sun, if your parking it for the night I'd run a fan and take the tops off and roll the windows down.

If it doesn't dry you'll get a mildew smell and will need to scrub it with some soap and let it bake in the sun.

After a mudding trip or lots of sand or an accidental rain exposure ill find a hot weekend to hose the seats down and scrub them with Simple Green then Shop Vac them then bake it in the sun shine for the day.

Haven't had any issues with the dash or anything.

Make sure to pull the carpets in front and under the seats and the floorboard drain plugs.
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 05:42 AM
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The JKs vital components are pretty well protected by plastic. Pull the drain plugs in the floor and let it dry out before you start it. You should be fine. Worse case scenario is you need a new clock spring or radio

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Had mine poured in more than once. The only thing that may have happened was my USB connect got twitchy but that was way after the fact and it was replaced under warranty.

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post #7 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 07:46 AM
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Do the plugs just pull out? Should they be left out? It rains a lot this time of year in southeast GA.
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post #8 of 20 Old 06-29-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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So I pulled all the carpets out blew the whole car out with air gun . Then shampooed the carpets and took the air gun to them as well. It was a pain in the rear, but overall successful.

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post #9 of 20 Old 06-30-2013, 12:19 AM
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-30-2013, 02:18 AM
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Do the plugs just pull out? Should they be left out? It rains a lot this time of year in southeast GA.
I tried leaving my drain plugs out, but it resulted in a major increase in road noise coming up from under the Jeep.

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I pulled the plugs, never put them back in. Floating somewhere around my shop in a toolbox somewhere

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Happened to me a few weeks ago, radio stopped working but started working again later that day.
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post #13 of 20 Old 06-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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happened to me on a couple occassions. no issues yet
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post #14 of 20 Old 06-30-2013, 11:03 PM
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Happens on a regular occasion to me, been four years so far so good, just pull plugs out, hot day forget about it. Radio goes glitchy on occasion but always figures itself out but its the old style.

I garden hose out the jeep seats and all all the time just dont spray dash.

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Sounds like you took care of the carpet. That's really the only issue - the potential for mold. I had the top and doors of mine in the middle of a horrendous storm. Filled her up with as much standing water as it would hold. I pulled all the drain plugs and hit the carpet with a super shammy for a while, then let it dry out in the sun for a couple days. All is good now. I assume this will happen many more times, so I just left the plugs out. Likely, I'll just pitch the carpet and bedline the floor if the carpet gets too funky in the future. Don't sweat it too much - it's a jeep. They like water
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