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Left my window open DAMN IT!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by O.C., Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    O.C.

    O.C. [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Went out to my truck to go to work this morning. It poured all night. Left my DS window open 3 in.:eek: Driver's seat SOAKED along with door and steering wheel. Drove to work sitting on a garbage bag. :mad: I'm paranoid about the power controls. Everything works at the moment. Tommorow will be 90 and dry. I'll stick it in the sun and hope for the best. Any tips for damage control?:frusty:
     
  2. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    mike686

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    well since it started up just fine nothing short circuited so you should be ok just let it dry out
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    O.C.

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    I've been planning on the EGRs. First thing I buy once I dry out.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Hopefully the raining stopped, you gotta leave the windows cracked open so you don't get a mildew smell on the cloth. Gotta let the air circulate through it otherwise your truck is gonna smell like a wet towel left on the floor and once you have that smell in there its hard to get out.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    Trap

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    Yes put a fan in there, crack the windows not all the way so heat builds up. Keep the fan running. Probably less water got inside than you expect.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    ajohnson

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    AAHH that sucks. I did the same thing except with my back passenger window cracked about an inch. But luckily I caught it before the seat got completely soaked. I dried it with a towel and left the windows cracked the next day and it was fine.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    lol...sorry to hear about this. The only thing I can suggest doing is getting a carpet/fabric cleaner of some kind and clean it out. Do it before it dries into a possibly funky odor and Into some bad BO.

    This reminds me of a friend I had when I lived in TX who left his convertible roof down on his BMW, and it rained almost all night. Not a pretty sight....lol
    He got it for his Birthday and it was his first car.
    So be happy this didn't happen to ya....
     
  9. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    sdnicker2000

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    Take a nice long road trip with the a/c blasting. This will help pull moisture out.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    kramer2k

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    That happened to my car a few years ago. I parked it in the garage overnight and left a fan blowing inside it. Then keep Damp Rid in it for a few days, rotating to new packets each day. It'll return to like new in no time.

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  11. Jul 15, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    I would grab a really small dehumidifier and throw that in there for a day.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    I left the sunroof on my old corolla open once, only once....
     
  13. Jul 15, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    macgyver

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    I used to do that all the time when I didn't have a garage to park in. Just let it air out. Put it in the garage w/ a fan circulating air and you should be fine.
     
  14. Jul 15, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    i took apart my door panel when i did this. other than that by the time i had reached my truck it was already dry (i wake up really late), but it did rain pretty hard the night before. my seats were fine though, wet okoles ftw lol
     
  15. Jul 15, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    You should be fine... My windows were down 24/7 in my 2000 WJ. Never had any kind of electrical problems or anything... You should be fine.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    I work for a cleaning company. If you rent a portable extractor you can suck most of the water out (and clean at the same time with a neutral cleaner or carpet shampoo). Then spray on a kickass enzyme and let it air dry. That keep smells n shit from starting.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    DGXR

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    Yeah just get as much moisture out as you can, then put a fan inside with open windows and let it air out, you will be fine.

    If it does start to stink, you can always blame it on the AC evaporator thingy :p
     
  18. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I'd pull the seat out and let it air out and dry.....................
     
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