The right front van window was half-way down with a 10% chance of precip, had a hard rain which came in on front seat and carpet. The next day, let the sun shine on the affected area. Should the van go to a body shop to lift up the carpet, dry out the speaker in the door, or some other work to prevent mold?ALSO -- the evening before, both front windows were down and I thought I had rolled both up. After the rain, tried to roll the right pass window up -- 2 or 3 times, when the top of the pane reached the door frame, it rolled back down -- like a garage door does when the light beam is interrupted. Eventually, the window stayed up. I wonder if the water caused the window to malfunction, or did it actually malfunction the evening before when I thought I had rolled up the window. thank you
Let the sun dry the seat and floor.
Stop by one of the quarter car vacuum places and vacuum that carpet area thoroughly and it should pull most of the moisture from the backing, that and the anti-fungal properties of the backing should keep mold from forming. The rest of the stuff will dry on it's own and should be no problem. The window reversing was probably due to a little water in the switch. It works by sensing the current draw from the window and if water was in there, it would change the current draw. As long as it doesn't continue you should be fine, but don't subject those switches to too much rain or they will fail, that is a fairly common problem with those. (They also don't like Coke or Pepsi spilled in them)
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