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camtron3712 05-06-2011 06:35 PM

water proof jeeps?
i heaR JEEPS ARE WATER PROOF INSIDE TOO. is that true? my jeep does not have carpet inside but i was just thinking that the dash could get wet and short out. is this true or can the whole inside get wet with out any harm?

old_blue 05-06-2011 06:38 PM

what is this water proofing you speak of?

haha jk but i wish mine was. my soft top is old and beat the hell and definitley leaks and even my hard top lets a little water get in. nothin serious tho.

edit* also ive gone through water with the top down a few times and got water splashed all inside and never had a problem

camtron3712 05-06-2011 06:41 PM

i know the fuse box is located under the glove box incase things like that happen.

dmcg 05-06-2011 06:58 PM

I wouldn't say "waterproof," but highly water resistant. Here in Texas we get sudden, unexpected severe thunderstorms all the time. They come out of nowhere! There have been plenty of occassions where I wasn't around to put my top up. I have no carpets and keep the drain plugs out. The only issue I ever had with electronics has been with my after market radio getting wet and the buttons didn't work for a day

TrailbossNJ 05-07-2011 07:06 AM

True, any problems I ever had from water, such as dashlights going crazy blinking, staying on constantly, etc....they all went away when the dash had time to dry out. Water isn't exactly your friend inside your Jeep, but it's not a total enemy either. After my Jeep takes a bath inside for whatever reason, I let it dry out and then lube everything, such as the seat frames, stock jack and accessories under the passenger seat, etc. Use common sense and some good silicone spray and you should be fine.

Martinez_Coins 05-07-2011 09:21 AM

In my opinion the one thing you need to look out for is the clock spring in the dash. If it gets too wet your CEL will come on and the engine will have trouble running because of false reports on the TPS sensor. If the clock spring gets too wet you can also experience the horn randomly going off whenever it wants to, let me tell you it sucks waking up at 3 AM with your horn blaring for no reason... :banghead:

The best thing I know of to keep the clock spring dry is the column cover from dirty mudder, I have one and anytime there is a chance of rain and the top is off I put it on as a little extra insurance, it works great!

monkeee2002 05-07-2011 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by camtron3712 (Post 1223928)
i heaR JEEPS ARE WATER PROOF INSIDE TOO. is that true? my jeep does not have carpet inside but i was just thinking that the dash could get wet and short out. is this true or can the whole inside get wet with out any harm?

Do a search on here for "clockspring" and you'll see what happens when you get your dash wet.

UnlimitedLJ04 05-07-2011 12:54 PM

it all depends on your definition of "waterproof".... :D

dan188 05-07-2011 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 1225076)
it all depends on your definition of "waterproof".... :D

haha, exactly. Last summer I was caught in a rain storm two hours away from my house and I didn't have a full top or doors on. By the time I got home the TJ had 2-3 inches of water in the floor boards. I pulled the carpets and drain plugs and let it all dry out the next day and everything has been fine since then. The only thing that (kind of) saved me that day was that I had a small bikini top on, so the dashboard didn't see much rain water.

hookuspookus 05-07-2011 09:18 PM

no a jeep interior is not water proof

deathphoenix99 05-07-2011 09:45 PM

I wouldn't want to get the dash in standing water, there are too many open connections that are not water tight. I've removed my dash to do the heatercore, so I know for a fact they aren't sealed. Also, getting water in the electrical will cause a lot of issues and corrosion. I've seen plenty of cars that were flooded down here in Houston, and I don't mean salt water, just sudden floods, and after only a week, half of the electrical is rusted. And the cars were only in the water for probably a day at most.

camtron3712 05-07-2011 09:48 PM

hey go look at my other post about the scariest thing that happened to me in my jeep to find out while my whole jeep was shaking and almost flipped!

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