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    Water coming in the boot!!!

    After leaving the car under the rain i get loads of water in the boot coming from the boot door. Water seems trapped between the outside metal an the internal plastic cover. Opening the boot i have water coming out of the boot closing button. When opening i can hear loads of water moving inside the back door and then seems to go inside the car through the 2 rubber pipes on top where the hinges are and water comes out of the boot top plastic covers

    IS THIS A COMMON PROBLEM? I HAVE NO CLUE FROM WHERE THIS WATER IS COMING FROM. SPOLIER? LIGHTS? NO APPATENT DAMAGE TO LET WATER IN.
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    I have removed the tailgate bottom plugs and water came out. I have dismanteled the plastic internal cover and lights. The water is not coming from the lights.
    The only possible entry point is the tailgate glass but I cannot see any obvious problem. The sides of the glass have a rubber with what seems some drainage. I could find a bit of dirt in the top "holes" but nothing material.

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    Could it be screen wash water? The rear washer jet fitting is prone to leaking. To check the rear washer pump with the boot open you will have to trick the system by flicking the lock catch.
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    Thanks Crasher,

    The water was clean and not smelling of windscreen washing liquid, the problem happened after raining and I have not cleaned the back windows for some time so I would exclude the problem you describe. Though I had the fault you describe with my Golf!

    The car has been under the rain again and so far the problem has not recurred. if waters gets in it goes out from the plug so not sure if there is still a leak.

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    My problem did not reoccur. The very small drains on the top side of the glass had a bit of dirt in it that I have cleaned. This must have been the problem.

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