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    Hi all,

    does anyone know where there is a common point of water entry into the boot of a 5 door hatch? i have a mobile swimming pool in my spare wheel well!


    I think it could be the seal on the roof ariel as the rubber is all perished but the roof lining is bone dry? checked all the boot seal but it looks ok...just wondered if anyone has had this before? and maybe give me a clue where to check..

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    check the roof airel rubber , pretty sure thats were mines getting in , rear light rubbers could be a possibility !

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    Yup almost definitly the Ariel rubber, very common problem. Either take the Ariel off and clean the rubber and reseal using some silicone or buy another Ariel base, as the rubbers are not available on their own. If you have a normal Ariel(non sat nav type one) apparently you can get a rubber of Ebay for VW's that will fit with a bit on manipulation. I went to the scrappys and took one off a Vec B that was in good condition.

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    cheers guys i thought so will have a go at that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Yup almost definitly the Ariel rubber, very common problem. Either take the Ariel off and clean the rubber and reseal using some silicone or buy another Ariel base, as the rubbers are not available on their own. If you have a normal Ariel(non sat nav type one) apparently you can get a rubber of Ebay for VW's that will fit with a bit on manipulation. I went to the scrappys and took one off a Vec B that was in good condition.

    would this one do ?


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Pa...item5d29da65d2

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    looks to small for a nav airel , might be ok for a ordinary one , looks like a vec b one tbh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by biffbangpow View Post
    looks to small for a nav airel , might be ok for a ordinary one , looks like a vec b one tbh !
    cheers mines just a normal one but think i might aswell get the propper thing then i'm not arsing about redoing it again!

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    hi
    same problem, today nice and sunny, wiped it out nice and dry, checked it 3 hours later, right hand side of boot floor wet through even on top of the ribbing.
    just the one side ,could it be consendation????

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    Hi mate ,i had this problem with my signum and found out that the rubber gasket around the rear light custer had perished and was getting in through that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjo View Post
    hi
    same problem, today nice and sunny, wiped it out nice and dry, checked it 3 hours later, right hand side of boot floor wet through even on top of the ribbing.
    just the one side ,could it be consendation????
    this may help you mate
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ght=water+boot

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