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DowNnOutDubin
2012.11.20, 17:39 PM
I keep getting water leaking through my tail light gasket. Although the seal seems to be fine. I took it out and cleaned all the surfaces and foam off, put it back on and still is leaking. Then I noticed there was a ton of standing water (Green arrow in pic). Although it wasn't just on that one side, it was also on the other side (No signs of the tail light seal leaking on that side). The spare tire well had no water so it couldn't of leaked over. I did see some kind of drain tube on both sides, although there didn't appear any water leaking through them over time.

Sorry it's a really poor image. It got too dark where I couldn't pull much more. I also found some hardware down there.
http://i46.tinypic.com/eh0vbb.jpg

There is a split in all the tail light foam seals.. I kind of think that is why it was leaking to begin with but they're all like that.
http://www.urotuned.com/urotuning_images/1J6945191.jpg

DowNnOutDubin
2012.11.20, 18:08 PM
I did see this thread.. although I"m not seeing any leaks where they were showing the symptoms of being a bad drain tube.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2115848

Rabbit 16v
2012.11.20, 20:14 PM
The tube may not look bad, but if it is plugged, the extra weight of the water that has accumulated in there can cause it to seep out. Try jacking up the front of the car, open the sunroof, and pour water into the sunroof gutter and see if the same rate of water poured in matches the rate of water coming out of the tube behind the bumper. Another possibility is the little flex jobbies that allow wires to go from the body to the hatch may have cracks in them allowing water to leak out of the hatch into the trunk.

I have found the best way to find leaks like this is to remove the carpet in the back, fold the seats forward, put a hose on the rear of the car, and sit there with a flashlight and mirror for a bit and trace it down.

Rabbit 16v
2013.03.11, 21:35 PM
Seriously? I thought I would see an update to the issue at hand. Not some stupid glam shit clothing spam. A fire, find one, insert yourself into it. If I find out you are a Buddhist Monk when you do that, I will be especially pissed for being a goddamn usurper.

joel
2013.03.12, 00:55 AM
I have found the best way to find leaks like this is to remove the carpet in the back, fold the seats forward, put a hose on the rear of the car, and sit there with a flashlight and mirror for a bit and trace it down.

:thumbup:

joel
2013.03.12, 00:56 AM
Seriously? I thought I would see an update to the issue at hand. Not some stupid glam shit clothing spam. A fire, find one, insert yourself into it. If I find out you are a Buddhist Monk when you do that, I will be especially pissed for being a goddamn usurper.

you don't like spam? :P

Rabbit 16v
2013.03.12, 08:43 AM
No. Lol! ;)