Download Water Test Procedure Important: You must follow every detailed instruction or misdiagnosis may occur. Water may be entering the vehicle in a number of areas. Technicians must complete the test in the sequence below. 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the sill plate and the kick pad trim. 3. Pull the carpet and the barrier pad up and remove the rubber baffle plugs from both sides of the vehicle. 4. Water test the wire harness pass thrus on both front doors. Allow water to flow 60 seconds per side. 5. Install two trim sticks between the glass and the belt molding as seen in the illustration above. Apply water to the door for 30 seconds and inspect for water coming out between the door trim and deflector. If necessary, remove the door trims and inspect the water deflectors at all four doors for leaks. Refer to Front and Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement in SI. 6. After testing all four doors water/dust deflectors, inspect the front floor pan for water from step 4. 7. Tape the hose onto the windshield allowing water to flow over the entire hood hinge area for 8 minutes as seen in the illustration above. If water is noted in the baffle area , DO NOT STOP. The body sealer area below the base of the A pillar may also be leaking. 8. Run water onto the trailing edge of the front fender for a minimum of two minutes. Inspect for water in the baffle area again. 9. Run water onto the body seam at the rear of the strut tower for a minimum of two minutes and inspect for water in the baffle area.