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    LEAK INSIDE S3

    Can anyone help me with a leak I can't find on my S3, after it has been raining (which is most winter days in Wales) and I get in my car the windows are all misted up just like I have a leak but I have search high and low checked all the carpets for any moist bits but nothing, what has been noticed now and again when I've got a passenger in there and they put they're seat belt on it sometimes feels a bit damp, has anyone got any idea or had the same problem and know where the water is coming from.

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    just feeling the top of the carpet is not enough.there is quite a bit of foam insulation under the carpet so under the carpet may be wet and the top still dry to touch.you need to lift up the carpet and check.
    if you isolate the wet area it will be a bit easier to find the leak

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    When its been raining heavy run your hand along the underside of the dash ( under the little try bellow the glove box) and see if you find any droplets of water, There can sometimes be a problem with the seal around the pollen filter, This means if the rain is heavy enough and the water can not drain away straight away it sometimes seeps past the seal and into the car, If this is the problem a new seal or a thin line of silicone around where it meets the car body and the filter housing should sort it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    When its been raining heavy run your hand along the underside of the dash ( under the little try bellow the glove box) and see if you find any droplets of water, There can sometimes be a problem with the seal around the pollen filter, This means if the rain is heavy enough and the water can not drain away straight away it sometimes seeps past the seal and into the car, If this is the problem a new seal or a thin line of silicone around where it meets the car body and the filter housing should sort it out.
    Ive had this on both my A3 and my S3. Could you find a picture of the seal and it will be much apricated?

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    If i get time this weekend i will take mine out and try to show you what i mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    If i get time this weekend i will take mine out and try to show you what i mean.
    Thanks Paul, Would be very helpfull

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