Re: Water under the drivers seat on a passat 1.8 s turbo
Hi mont 111, I have to say in capital letters THAN YOU! you've made my day and pocket very happy. Too many people said it could be my A/C, DOORS, SUNROOF, and some other stuff. This simple to do step was all I needed. Thanks again for solving my problem.
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Raise car and block securely. Underneath on floor pans directly below seats you will see oval or round rubber grommets.(plugs) Use flat screw driver to pry out. You will see a nut under each. Remove nuts and remove seat. Installation of aftermarket seats may require you to drill new holes and or addition of shims to square up the base of the new seat. Flat washers work well.
Do you have a sun roof ? if yes make sure water is not leaking from there, BUT if you don't have a sunroof then have a look under the car's body, there might be some rusty area of a hole under the body letting the water from the road to get in.
Check your passenger footwell for water ingress, this willbe coming through the pollen filter housing in the bulk head, passing over allyour wiring to the convenience unit under the seat, get there in time and save yorself the cost of a new control unit and hope its just a wiring repair. This is a well known fault with VWG and they will gladly give you advise on how to prevent it happening again.
I had the same problem on my 1998 passat and the first thing i done is take off the drivers side controls for electric windows etc(first step to door card removal) and upon disconnecting the multisocket and putting it back on just to try before going ahead, everything worked again.My problem was N/S rear and O/S/F doors wont open/unlock and drivers front works with key but does not work central locking or window etc.Just a wipe with WD40 on a artist paintbrush to lube it and it was fine but i could see fine damp in the door(i live in Birmingham, U.K and it was snowing for a one month period) which i suspect was from the un-usual cold weather we had.I had lived in East Sussex prior so from warm to freezing was most likely the cause as the door lock froze and one door even flew open as the catch froze and the locked door appeared closed but just stuck closed, wd40 solved that also.Hope this helps.
Does your passat have a moonroof? Mine does. The comfort control module under the drivers seat was shot. It pretty much controls everything. I havr dried it out twice now. Repair cost was 800.00 Would NEVER buy another volkswagen. Very poor design