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I have a 2007 Solstice convertible, and left the top down overnight and it got rained on pretty hard. I've cleaned up most of the water, and it was sunny the other day so left the top down to air out some more.

However right now the radio doesn't work as well as the cigarette lighter. So my question is how likely am I to be lucky and I've just blown a fuse?

Assuming I didn't blow a fuse and replace the radio what other ill effects of the water should I be looking out for? Have I completely hosed my electrical systems?
 

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Generally with most electronic devices, as long as they do not have power applied once they thoroughly dry they work fine.

You are on the right path by making sure the car dries out.

I would pull up the passanger side carpet on the front near the footwell to make sure the BCM area gets well dried out. Take the floor mats out and dry them separately. Put fans on the car if possible to circulate air around the cockpit.

The radio is pretty well protected. It is most likely a fuse problem but until you are sure its thoroughly dry, I would not replace the fuse.

I know of at least one other car that suffered the same fate and it had no issues once it was dried out thoroughly. It is still going strong 3 years after being half full of water.
 

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Yeah, most likely you got enough moisture in the 12v socket to short it out. everything Rob said should cover it. Good luck.
 

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Further to the 'drying-out' recommendations above, the floor carpet has a very thick padding underneath, that fills-in the valleys between the stamped strengthening ridges in the floor pan. If that gets wet it'll take a long time to dry, so you'll really want to pull the carpet up and let it air-out... preferably take the seats out, but at least pull up the footwell areas.

Example - this gives you an idea of how deep the troughs are (that are leveled with padding):

 

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OMG. wow, if it rained lightly for a couple hours then I'd imagine the padding is pretty saturated since those valley's will trap water in them. You're talking mold and stinch for quite some time if you don't do it right. I know! I had a car that it rained in the passengers side window real good and I didn't dry it out well and the carpet molded and it smelled bad for 6 months. I think I'd take Marc's advice and pull the seats out, lift the carpet up and run a fan on it for a couple days.
 

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May want to consider renting a carpet cleaner with a hand attachment to suck some of the moisture out of the carpet and padding also. (We bought a home use unit several years back. Don't use it often, but when you need it, it sure is handy.) I would still do as the others have suggested here - pulling things up and running fans if you can even if you do suck some moisture out.
 

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Well if you own a convertible its going to happen.Getting caught in the rain or leaving top down. I have a 69 Chevelle converible bought it when I was 16. And many a time caught in the rain. Now 52 still have it. I always carry a towel with me. The other day headed to mall started to rain headed to nearest over pass and wouldn't you know it me and a whole bunch of motorcycles cramed under bridge funny!
 

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yeah chicken, I was thinking the same thing. we have one of those little mean green machine cleaners and that would have been the first thing I grabbed.

as for jax, he left it out OVERNIGHT! I think we all have been caught in the rain and had it rained for a moment but no telling how much rain his saw. it's a wonder it didn't fill it up to the top of the seats. Scary.
 

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I have a 2007 Solstice convertible, and left the top down overnight and it got rained on pretty hard. I've cleaned up most of the water, and it was sunny the other day so left the top down to air out some more.

However right now the radio doesn't work as well as the cigarette lighter. So my question is how likely am I to be lucky and I've just blown a fuse?

Assuming I didn't blow a fuse and replace the radio what other ill effects of the water should I be looking out for? Have I completely hosed my electrical systems?
Cigarette lighter? Was that an option? Power plug socket, maybe?
 

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It was an option if you got the smokers package...
 

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forget about the smokers ash tray, cigarette lighter/power point, where is the Solstice GXP optional Drag Pack?
 

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lol - loghter = "non-igniter"? But I know whatcher sayin'. Used to smoke like a chimney. Can't imagine it now, let alone inside of the Solstice!
LOL

I have no idea what you are talking about :devil:
 

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Further to the 'drying-out' recommendations above, the floor carpet has a very thick padding underneath, that fills-in the valleys between the stamped strengthening ridges in the floor pan. If that gets wet it'll take a long time to dry, so you'll really want to pull the carpet up and let it air-out... preferably take the seats out, but at least pull up the footwell areas.

Example - this gives you an idea of how deep the troughs are (that are leveled with padding):

The seats come out with 5 fastners. They are very easy to remove. Pulling the carpet is a very good idea unless you live in someplace like Colorado or Arizona where the humidity is very low. Then generally a fan will do the job. Having had my seats out a couple of times, I recommend it for everyone. Just put a towel over the door sills when you pull it out.
 

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I have a 2007 Solstice convertible, and left the top down overnight and it got rained on pretty hard. I've cleaned up most of the water, and it was sunny the other day so left the top down to air out some more.

However right now the radio doesn't work as well as the cigarette lighter. So my question is how likely am I to be lucky and I've just blown a fuse?

Assuming I didn't blow a fuse and replace the radio what other ill effects of the water should I be looking out for? Have I completely hosed my electrical systems?
I'm not trying to sound like a total protective nut, but I would never leave the top down on my Sol overnight if she sat outside. I would be up all night watching out the window to be sure no one bothered her. Just me, I guess!
 
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