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    Hi guys,
    ive got water leaking into my spare wheel,not masses like some people have had but enough to get that damp smell.I checked the cubby holes on either side of the boot and the right hand 1 is fairly wet and the left hand one is also wet.

    I knew anyway about the common causes but im confused because if the arial base was leaking wouldnt it make the headlining wet aswell?

    TBH i cant see it being the rear quarter windows as its wet both sides of the boot unless both windows started leaking at exactly the same time?

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    I was taking my spare wheel out the other day and noticed 1" of water in there

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    Water will run down the aerial lead.

    Try getting a new one from Ebay, if you have a standard aerial, you can use the VW Golf ones.

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    thanks mate


    have you got a link? i think i just have a standard one? non satnav but does have washer jet in ot?

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    Hi there, I have a wet boot, where the spare wheel is has gone rusty so I need to restore it but I first need to stop the water. The aerial looks the main culprit but you say there are common places to check for water ingress in the boot. Can I ask where they are please, where to look, what to look for and how to pin point the location of my leak!

    thanks

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    Water is defenitely coming from the right side of the boot, at least on hatchbacks. Several other people have the same problem. I'll have to get in the trunk while someone will use the hose.

    In the meanwile, I've punched a hole in the rearmost plastic plug in the bottom of the wheel well, because I had almost 2 litres water there after the last cyclone. Will add a duckbill valve or something like that.
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    Check the sealing around the rear quarter lights, when they fail they are a source of water in the boot too as well as the aerial.

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    A friend of mine has added custom seals for his tail lights, and still gets water.

    Last time I checked, water was dripping from under the top of the horizontal part of the hatch ! My trim is removed, so it's easy to check.

    For now, I'm suspecting the boot weatherstrip (after all, it's 10 years old, but it's not exposed to UVs as the other ones, though).

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    Hi, how do you check the seal on the rear quarter lights?

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