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Why would it be "unwise" to drive a car after water has got inside the passenger compartment?

If water had indeed entered the electrical wiring, then turning the ignition on would then apply power to the wiring. This would then cause electrolytic corrosion to start eating away at the ...
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Why would it be "unwise" to drive a car after water has got inside the passenger compartment?

Depending on how deep the water was, it might also have gotten into the engine. Starting the engine causes the 4-stroke cycle, "suck, squeeze, bang, blow" to start. The "squeeze" ...
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Why would it be "unwise" to drive a car after water has got inside the passenger compartment?

In addition to corrosion one of the main concerns is safety - wet electronics tends to go poof. Fuses are there for overload protection but that doesn't mean it will prevent damage to circuit boards, ...
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Toyota Vitz (Yaris) 1999–2005 broken side marker mystery

Yes, it's possible that the side marker cracked and fell off on its own. You see how your headlight lens is so badly weathered that it is no longer transparent? This is caused by 20+ years of sunlight....
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