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Few items needed help with !

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Hello everyone.


I need advise on few couple of items...


1. I have problems with the transmission and the key..i.e. it wont unlock the key when turned off. After driving for a while I get D with no number (telling me what gear its in) with and when turning off a message follows please put lever to PARK.



Then I need you opinion on what the hell is going on with the water INSIDE my car all the doors are soaking wet in the lowest 2" but dry above that.

The floors are randomly wet...

action already taken : : : I cleaned the drains in the front wheels and nothing blocking it there..SO what do you guys think I should be doing next ?? 

I tried to take a picture of it but is like raining when i slide my finger across the lowest section of the doors.




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Unplug the drains in the doors.  You'll see at the bottom of the doors there is a black piece of weather strip gasket.  That gasket is split down its center and is probably full of crud.  Once that is clear you'll be able to see a few drain points along that track.  Stick something made of wood or plastic up there and unclog the drains. 

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I do not see any "drain" on the doors per se... but there are plugs in each side of each door that you should be able to get a tube in and suction out the water.


If there is water in the doors I suspect it got past the window seals.


Front doors



Rear doors


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The picture in post #5 shows two different seals.  The one that is wet is NOT the seal I am talking about.  Looking at that picture from post #5, you are interested in cleaning the junk out of the lower of the two seals.  The black part beneath the silver in your image, it is quite literally the lowest point on the door.  You are getting water higher up the door because the drains at the lowest point are clogged.  Contrary to what most people think the window seals are not meant to be completely water tight.  They leak a little.  So it is very normal for the inside of the door to get wet.  The trick is for it to have a way to drain out. 

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In regards to the gearbox fault you'll need to check the system for fault codes. Now to the second issue.... chances are the sunroof drain tubes have become dislodged and are draining into the cabin via the A pillars which might also be causing your gearbox issue. There are several wiring harnesses that run along the door sill area and the gounds are easily corroded from moisture when the drains give issues. 


You'll need to lower the front of the head liner and check the drain tubes then pull up the floor lining and inspect the wiring.

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