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    Serious moisture inside rear Sportback doors

    Hi all

    I rarely have anyone in the rear seats of my car, so I've only just discovered this.

    There appears to be a lot of moisture on the windows on the rear doors of my 2007 A3 Sportback once they've been lowered and raised (Picture 1). All that water smearing is on the inside, but only when the window has been lowered and raised.

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    I first noticed it when I saw this from the outside:
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    The drain holes are free from debris at the base of the doors (it's on both rear doors) so I'm at a loss.

    Has anyone seen this before?

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    My sportback had the Same thing around the windows, but that was due to a water leak in the boot , get your hand under the rear seat and see if it's damp as the water was running in to the spare wheel bit and under the seat.
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    I have that on my rear passenger window too, haven't looked into it yet hope it's nothing too serious!
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    Do you hear any water sloshing around inside the doors when you swing them back & forth?
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    Hi
    It looks like from the second picture it's coming from the window seals, if you remove the rear door cards you'll see on the inside at the top of the door a seal against the glass, this will lift up/off, now like in the corner of the glass closest to the b pillar, the seal on the outside door post that the window sits in can leak past causing water to trickle down the inside of the door, mine travelled down onto the speaker and through the foam gasket and behind the door card causing the rear windows to mist up first then causing a complete white out inside, this happened on both rear doors and required new window guide seals ( you may notice some green build up on these seals) good luck any further help just shout!
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    Hi mate did you resolve this issue!
    I'm wanting to get mine sorted so I can go get my windows tinted! Lol D
    on't wanna risk any moisture! Lol
    A3 2.0 TDI S-Line

 

 

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