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If you've never had water run out of the open hatch, near the hinges, your lucky!
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If you've never had water run out of the open hatch, near the hinges, your lucky!
NEVER had water in my hatch......so nothing to run out

Guess I'm one of the LUCKY ones


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Not to worry, Stella!

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and how does water get in there? and if there isn't a hole, then what? the water just sits where?
No holes needed on a cabrio. The cabrio's are more water tight than the coupes, so you need not be concerned!

Now, how absolutely fabulous is that!

This weep hole simply allows water to drain outside the body of the car just like doors that have operating windows have drain holes that let water drain on out of the inside of the doors.
The need for drain holes was just overlooked. This addition just corrects that engineering oversight.

Because you chose wisely, you don't need no holes!
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I just got the urge to drill. Sure it's dark out, and it could have waited, but I got the urge and went for it. I cannot believe the amount of disgusting brown liquid that poured out when I did it. I used a drill bit that was approximately 1/8" and went in between 1/8" and 3/16" (just enough to penetrate the plastic.)

If you hear the slosh and you've not done this yet, I highly recommend it. I can't imagine that the water in there was doing anything any good.
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If you hear the slosh and you've not done this yet, I highly recommend it. I can't imagine that the water in there was doing anything any good.
Did you hear the slosh before you drilled??
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Did you hear the slosh before you drilled??
Yes. It's been there after every rain and I saw it leak out of the top when I opened the hatch. This time, when I lifted the hatch to drill, I heard it again. I was still surprised at the amount of water that came out.
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I've been thinking about doing the drill thing, but I don't hear a slosh so I guess if it aint broke............
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mine is covered by warranty, so go to your dealership before your short warranty expires
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i drilled the holes in my 2008 passion rear hatch...we'll see how it does next car wash or rainy day...
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Hmmm. I had water issues with my hatch; it was leaking where the windshield wiper connects. They had replaced the back window but the defroster wasn't working properly (scratched at some point?). Then I noticed some months later that it was leaking inside
the window. The dealer talked me into paying half of a new replacement.

Now I wonder if it wasn't just a defect in the car and/or window.
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