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Hi All.

We've had our Mk.7 SV for about a year now and its not missed a beat so far. Went to switch the tyres to winters at the weekend and found the spare wheel well with about a quarter inch of water in it. Not washer fluid, water was clean so not come up from the road, and can't have been there too long as didn't smell and no signs of mold or anything. Mopped it all out, and trying to work out where it might be coming from. Checked the boot logo handle grommet/pipe and that all looks in place, so suspect its coming in through the light clusters but the seals around the light clusters look ok (if a bit dirty).

Is there a proper fix for this - seems a common enough issue from asking Google, nobody ever seems to list a fix for the issue. If not, will have to get creative with the silicone sealant.
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I had a similar problem a few years ago with a Polo at the time. Turned out it was an issue with the seal on one of the rear light clusters. I put some silicone grease around the seal and put the light cluster back on, never had any problems with it again after that
 

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Hi All.

We've had our Mk.7 SV for about a year now and its not missed a beat so far. Went to switch the tyres to winters at the weekend and found the spare wheel well with about a quarter inch of water in it. Not washer fluid, water was clean so not come up from the road, and can't have been there too long as didn't smell and no signs of mold or anything. Mopped it all out, and trying to work out where it might be coming from. Checked the boot logo handle grommet/pipe and that all looks in place, so suspect its coming in through the light clusters but the seals around the light clusters look ok (if a bit dirty).

Is there a proper fix for this - seems a common enough issue from asking Google, nobody ever seems to list a fix for the issue. If not, will have to get creative with the silicone sealant.
Thanks
in the rear quarter panels there are plastic flaps that release cabin pressure when you shut the tailgate. if these have fractured or the seal has gone it will let water in. the best way to check
them is with the rear bumper removed. another water leak problem is if you have had a new tailgate glass and the sealant has a small gap.
 
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