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Author Topic: Drain holes in the tailgate  (Read 1923 times)

Offline vpavlov

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Drain holes in the tailgate
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:56:00 PM »
Hello.
I recently discovered that after a rain or after I wash my Seat Alhambra there is water draining from the holes in the tailgate, shown in the pictures below:
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Is it normal water to come out of these holes? If it is normal, where the water comes in from?
Thanks.

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Re: Drain holes in the tailgate
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 07:18:37 PM »
Its normal-ish - how much water are we talkin? They are there for exactly that reason and it can come from any number of places. The inner lights, numberplate panel, numberplate holes, numberplate lighting, wiper and door lock are all places that can let it water as its not that well sealed. Also inspect for any light cracks in the lens of the inner lights themselves.

On the bamma's I have looked at, the lights and numberplate panel are all one assembly with a fairly wussy rubber seal at the top which seems happy to let the water drip in. The most recent one I did, the left light had cracked along the joint which was allowing water to pour in, down the back of the lens and out into the tailgate.
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Re: Drain holes in the tailgate
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 07:27:35 PM »
Also, if the rear screen has been replaced and not 100% sealed then that can allow water in, as can a detached or split rear washer pipe!
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 07:28:30 PM by insanitybeard »
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