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Old 04-06-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
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Cool Car boot water leak (GOLF MK7) - EASY FIX!!!

Hi guys, new to to the forum.

Cleaning the car out and found plenty of water in the spare tire well (PIC 1). Was very unhappy as the car is only 4 years old, and was at a bit of a loss as to what to do.

After a little research it seems a few other may have this same issue, and I have identified and fixed the problem myself for the small sum of 5, and a bit of swearing. Therefore I thought I would make a post so that others might come across it if they have the same issue.


Basically there is a plastic tube that drains water from the holes behind the boot handle, out just above the boot lock - onto the rear sill and hence, out of the car. It SHOULD look like PIC 2 (if not eroded) - with a little black grommet visible.




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If under manufacturer's warranty, try and get them to fix it - I would possibly even push to say you need new carpets because the 'old ones smell' - this should not be happening on reasonably priced cars.









Unfortunately, this tube seems to be eroding at the end in many cases, and the end of the pipe is ending up inside the boot trim. This then causes water to drain inside the boot trim, and eventually when the boot is shut, will leak into the tire well - most likely unbeknownst to the driver.

There is a Youtube video explaining this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nLoW3XzNOY



All images referred to here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Akt_ePfXzqfglnvNgxE3-s-LGT1M



Therefore to fix this:

1. Strip the carpet, spare tire, jacking kit out of the boot (all just pulls out if careful) AND DRY them inside

2. Remove upper boot lid trim and DRY, as shown in this Youtube video (you will need torx screwdriver): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnTI9je9fh0 (PIC 3+4)

3. Remove corroded pipe from back of boot handle (PIC 5+6) - easily pulls off with a pair of pliers

4. Order a replacement rear boot drain hose from your local main VW dealership (cost 5 and took 1 day to arrive) (PIC 8+9)

5. Cut new pipe to correct length and put it in where the old one was (PIC 7)

6. Replace all carpet and trim once dry

7. Hopefully NO MORE LEAKS!



Hope this helps someone, cheers guys.

Last edited by Framoman; Yesterday at 12:36 PM. Reason: Edited for warranty info
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:02 PM   #2
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Same problem here booking into the dealers as still in manufacturer warranty.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:16 PM   #3
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Same problem here booking into the dealers as still in manufacturer warranty.
Thanks for the info, could save people the trouble! Was this on your Audi then I assume??
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
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Nope GTI just realised profile was wrong.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #5
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Same problem here booking into the dealers as still in manufacturer warranty.
Good news booked it in and it is covered if you're still under the original manufacture warranty.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:57 PM   #6
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Good news booked it in and it is covered if you're still under the original manufacture warranty.
Lovely, I think there must be lots of people driving round with water in their boot, unknowingly!
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:20 PM   #7
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Would like to add, this video from ECS helped to show how to remove the hatch trim when I had to replace the pipe on my golf:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiUICXx_g3w

Didn't Realise DAP covered it in their videos when I did it.
- Also if your local dealer isn't helpful - TPS can also get the part in (UK).
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