W124 kick panel

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My suspicion is that the windscreen scuttle drains are blocked. A two minute job to check and clear. Lift bonnet to the vertical position. Look down into both corners where the scuttle meets the wing. Remove any debris. Have a poke around and locate drain hole/tube and blow out with an air line. Or. Using a garden hose or bucket of water, pour the water into the scuttle at the corners. If it does not immediately drain the water from the corners? Your scuttles drains are blocked. If they are blocked then you will very quickly rot the bulkhead out the car as well as the floor as water collects under the carpets.

Good call. Another one to check would be the drains for the airbox itself. They exit just above and to either side of the gearbox bell housing. Any blockage will allow the area around the blower motor to collect water which eventually finds its way into the cabin. A bit more involved to clear if they are blocked as it involves removal of the wiper mechanism.

There is also a possibility that a poorly fitted replacement windscreen is letting water in.
 
My suspicion is that the windscreen scuttle drains are blocked. A two minute job to check and clear. Lift bonnet to the vertical position. Look down into both corners where the scuttle meets the wing. Remove any debris. Have a poke around and locate drain hole/tube and blow out with an air line. Or. Using a garden hose or bucket of water, pour the water into the scuttle at the corners. If it does not immediately drain the water from the corners? Your scuttles drains are blocked. If they are blocked then you will very quickly rot the bulkhead out the car as well as the floor as water collects under the carpets.

Great thanks, will give it a go.

Good luck with your search. Below picture is from my '89 coupe. Doesn't look so different from yours.

D'oh, I feel like such a dummy. Thanks for taking the time to look and post a pic, much appreciated :)
 
Roadhog but you have a plastic cover newb has not .Its what he is after, is it not..
It's not so much a plastic cover as factory sound deadening material which in my car happens to be black. I can't be entirely sure from the original picture but it seems to me that the OP has a similar material there, denoted by the slightly different shade of red. That or I need new specs? :dk:
 
i had a look at 6 rhd 124's i have, and none have a panel there, but
like everyone one says, that would not stop water, it could be behind the battery, or from the sunroof, and also the screen if it has had an after market one fitted and maybe leaks, HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING, :fail
 
It's not so much a plastic cover as factory sound deadening material which in my car happens to be black. I can't be entirely sure from the original picture but it seems to me that the OP has a similar material there, denoted by the slightly different shade of red. That or I need new specs? :dk:

No yours looks exactly the same as mine, except yours is black and mine is red.

Didn't get much of a chance to have a look at the source of the leak over the weekend. On Saturday it was freezing cold but I managed to remove the scuttle under the wiper mechanism and it didn't seem blocked. I poured some water down the windscreen and it seemed to be draining out fine underneath the car. I also poured some down the left side of the windscreen more towards where the leak is and didn't see any coming inside. Will have to look at it again when the weather picks up. Yesterday it was raining all day so there was no chance of having a look.
 

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