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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Holes in your hatch?

Maybe you haven't noticed (neither did I until someone pointed it out) that smart has made a running change to the inside cover of the glass hatch - for 2010 models. They've added a drain hole at the bottom of the plastic cover, in the area where the lower end of the support struts are attached. Now, at least if your hatch does get some water in it the water has a place to drain out. Easy DIY for 2008 and 09 models - take a drill (1/8 inch bit or so) and put the holes in yourself. When you're done it should look like this:


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yea my dealer [email protected]#$%d me off! they had their workers drill holes in mine and they didnt run a stop on the drill so they ofcorse went to deep and scratched my frit line on the back window so now when you look at it you see these horrable scratch marks from the drill scraping the frit line off.


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Sounds to me like you should be getting a new rear window. If the dealer won't resolve this, escalate it up the line.
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Interesting, is this something we should all do? How can water get down there in the first place?
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Only if you have a coup
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Water has recently been leaking into my hatch top. I'm having it repaired soon and will mention the drain hole as a fix.
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where in the hatch-plastic is this hole drilled?
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How about a better picture ....maybe of the whole back.
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where in the hatch-plastic is this hole drilled?
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How about a better picture ....maybe of the whole back.
If you look at the BOTTOM part of your hatch where the support is attached, it will be very evident
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one day the left side of my trunk has some wt droplets and the carpet is a little wet after heavy over night rain. is this related to this problem?
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