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I am in the process of fixing leaks into my cabin and starting with the front drain holes - when I was trying to clean out the blocked drain holes on both sides, I clumsily pushed both of the grommets into the hole underneath into the bulkhead itself..

I've bought replacement grommets but need to find a way into the never-never land bulkhead areas on each side. Am I right in assuming that these areas are accessed by removing the inner wheel arch lining? Can anyone confirm that or have any other ways of doing this please?

Also, I need to dry out the sodden carpets (ECU/ alarm is okay by the way - under left side of passenger seat on my UK car).

I've managed to get the left seat and carpet out but am having trouble getting the driver's carpet out because the accelerator (gas) pedal will also need removing.

Is there any special/ easy method needed to remove the pedal please?

My car is a '96 2.5 manual which being an early car means that it is a cable operated pedal rather than the later fly-by-wire type on later cars.

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Solved how to remove the accelerator (gas) pedal - dead easy in the end - just one screw at the top undoes it from the floor and bulkhead and then you can manoevre the pedal through the carpet, you don't even need to disconnect the cable.

Since there have been no suggestions or comments about removing the inner wheel arch, I guess nobody has had this lost grommet problem before?

So once the weather improves I'll find a way to remove the linings and hope I can see a way to reinstate the grommets and drain tube without too much difficulty.

I'll come back with my findings in due course.

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Okay, my mistake, when I had a look the wheel liners, they don't cover the access that I needed for the drain/ grommet area. That is actiuall part of the chassis and so you simply can't get access that way at all! So goodness knows how, or where, or even IF it's supposed to be possible to do that.

Surely somebody out there knows the answer to this? I can't be the only one who's lost the grommets down gthe front drain holes?

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Both drain holes (grommets and lines) left and right in the battery compartment are located above the steering rack/rear part of the fuel tank, there is access from below with the car on a lift. The front under shield should be partially removed.

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Thank you RFM so much for confirming that. I had already taken the undertray off from under the car to see if they could be accessed that way, but unfortunately I couldn't see a route at all with the view that i had - just looked loads of unmovable stuff in the way.

I only had the car up on a trolley jack of course and so couldn't get right underneath, so obviously I need to get the car up on a proper ramp.

So if I can use one of those then I'll give that a go, but if not, then it sounds like I'll have to go to my local Porsche specialist - it doesn't sound like such a labour intensive job now.

I'll report back here with some photos if I manage to do the job myself.

Thanks again, much appreciated. :thumbup:

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