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Wet passenger side

I have recently noticed a small patch of wetness/dampness on the floor of my golf on the passenger side!i have mats down but the mat does not seem 2 get wet underneath the mat it is occuring! so i guess its not the seals on the door or sunroof as the matt wud get wet? am i right if thinking it is coming from underneath the car? it is also damp wen it doesnt rain so any ideas wud be much apprieciated??x

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I believe the problem is a leak in your heater core. The water would run down the inside of the firewall or near it thus running under the mat.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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    Calwyn Palmer Nov 30, 2013

    I had the same problem with my '05 QX56 after heavy rain. It seems that the sunroof drainage hole was blocked, allowing the water to overflow the drainage channel. I diagnosed the problem by opening the sunroof after I opened the door to see water dripping on the passenger floor. Once the sunroof is rolled back, look for a puddle of water in the front corners of the sunroof drainage channel. I solved the problem with a zip tie I found in my glove compartment.

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