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Damp/Leak into Drivers footwell, Help Needed!!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Diesel Quattro, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Diesel Quattro
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    [Jan 31, 2013]
    Help Needed please,

    my footwell is adamo and its not from wet feet going in and out.

    i am not sure where to start??

    any common problems people know of??

    would something as simple as the vin number plastic breaking, would the water go down there i.e. have a path to get to the footwell??

    thanking you

    aaron

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    [Jan 31, 2013]
    if the black scuttle panel that has the window in it for the vin number doesnt clip into the bottom of the windscreen properly on the passenger side then the water can go in there and down through the pollen filter and into the passenger footwell

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    Hmm, thankyou. well this is the Drivers footwell and i have no idea where to start looking??

    do the heater matrixs leak?? anyone got any experinence of their driver footwell??

    any help would be appreciated

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    [Apr 18, 2013]
    Hi did you manage to find where yours was leaking from? I have a wet drivers footwell also
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    [May 15, 2013]
    Hmm me too!? Has it got something to do with drivers side lower corner of windscreen not fitting properly allowing rain water to leak in behind the dash and into the foot well?
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    I have this problem, I'm thinking its getting in via a grommet/bung somewhere along the scuttle panel, ill be looking for the source of the leak this weekend! Been dry in the drivers footwell all week, started hammering down today and the wet patch appears! Definitely rain water!
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    Let me know how you get on :)
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    I had this problem a while ago. Ended up being a missing gromet from previous owners stereo install on the scuttle panel by the passenger side inner arch
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    [Sep 27, 2013]
    i had a wet driver side footwell, mine turned out to be the grommet where the bonnet release cable runs though had split letting water run in.
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    [Sep 27, 2013]
    Bonnet release cable grommet is common, also the black plastic cover in the plenum chamber under scuttle often leaks, especially if aftermarket cruise control has been fitted, they rarely seem to seal properly after being disturbed.

    Sunroof drains and drains in the bottom of the door also worth checking.
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    [Jan 18, 2014]
    Oh Gosh I've experienced same issue, I am not mechanical minded at all and would need some recommendations to reliable garage. My Drivers Foot well is soaking when raining. I am in SW London someone who knows what they are doing.
    Thanks
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    [Jan 19, 2014]
    The drains at the bottom of the doors? Can you elaborate? If they are blocked, how do you unblock them (successfully)? Or is it just a case of keep on checking and unblocking? I'm assuming my doors are the blame as they are rusty and I have a damp drivers' footwell. The OSR door is the same but no damp in the back.
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