A6 Avante Rain Issue

Hello
Just purchased a 2002 A6 Avante, love the car, excellent styling, build quality etc, power is a little lacking (3.0 V6 Quattro), but overall have been extremely impressed with the details that Audi put into the
car.
That was until the past weekend, where I had the pleasure of scooping out water from the rear passenger foot well. I have never seen so much water in a car, after looking on this forum, I found postings that mention a drain hole under the car battery. It was dark, I took the battery out and found a blocked hole, and unplugged it (there was a plastic plug in it), the pool of water that had collected around the battery drained, and the car doesnt seem to be collecting anymore water.
However, after spending hours getting the water out of the car, I'm now finding that the electrics and transmissions are royally screwed up, lots of flashing lights and warnings and irregular engine idling etc. EPS,ABS,Check Engine lights illuminiated, no gear selection indicator etc.
Anybody have this issue lately?
Have sent an email to Audi, and contacted my lawyer just in case.
I cannot believe that rain could kill a car like this? what happened to the "German Engineering" ???
Cheers
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It'll be because VAG (in their infinite wisdom) put the CCM (climate control module) in the floor under the seat there (Same for A4s & VW Passats) & its now a bit soggy, probably fried & generally now a bit useless. You need a new one.
I.
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Iain,
Thanks for that information chap, to be honest, I'm really impressed with how clever the engineering design of allowing rain water to enter the car and screw up the electrical system is, they should be winning some award for it.
Waiting for a contact back from Audi. . .
Cheers
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I had trouble with water getting in via the chamber that holds the battery! Basically the drain holes bock up and then the rainwater gets into the cab!
Look at the area around the battery to see if its full of water?
You could also look here http://www.audiworld.com
Steve

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Steve,
Thanks to this group, I found that info out on the day it was raining and cleared the drain hole under the battery. The area where the battery is located was flooded just like you say.
Thanks for your help chap :-)
Nicholas
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