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      05-10-2012 09:51 PM #1
      does anybody know how to fix this? i dried blowing it out with a air compressor but no luck so far. any suggestions or has anyone ever had this problem or fixed it? PLZ HELP

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      05-10-2012 10:04 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      does anybody know how to fix this? i dried blowing it out with a air compressor but no luck so far. any suggestions or has anyone ever had this problem or fixed it? PLZ HELP
      theres a recall on it. but if you dont wanna take it to dealer. open your door front doors and between your door hinges there is a rubber looking thing just cut the end off and your good to go.

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      05-10-2012 10:07 PM #3
      but it is clogged in the middle though i dont think in the rubber piece because we tried blowing air through both ends. we did it on the passenger side and now it is better you can feel the air come through but there is still something blocking the passage on the driver side and is there really? b because i both the recalls on my car have been done and i personally got it taken to get the second one done which was the coil packs they said that there was nothing else

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      05-10-2012 10:13 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      but it is clogged in the middle though i dont think in the rubber piece because we tried blowing air through both ends. we did it on the passenger side and now it is better you can feel the air come through but there is still something blocking the passage on the driver side and is there really? b because i both the recalls on my car have been done and i personally got it taken to get the second one done which was the coil packs they said that there was nothing else
      im not to sure then.. i had clogging issue's too. then one of my buddys at vw said just cut the ends and i did. a bunch of crap started flowing out and its been fine since.

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      05-10-2012 10:18 PM #5
      ok thankyou before i do go to that extent i will see what other ppl say and then if it comes to that i i will. ya see today alotta crappy stuff came out but we are thinking there is more crap or mold w.e it is was black.

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      05-10-2012 10:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      ok thankyou before i do go to that extent i will see what other ppl say and then if it comes to that i i will. ya see today alotta crappy stuff came out but we are thinking there is more crap or mold w.e it is was black.
      if u did ur recall.. your rubber peice between your door should be cut just like mine.. all they do is cut the ends off so it flows better. if your's is not cut then grab a knife and cut it.

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      05-10-2012 10:43 PM #7
      lol no they didnt have a recall on that for my car the two things was a tailight or brake light switch and the coils but thats it lol never said anything about this do you have a pic of what yours looks like now just so i can make sure plz

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      05-10-2012 10:56 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      lol no they didnt have a recall on that for my car the two things was a tailight or brake light switch and the coils but thats it lol never said anything about this do you have a pic of what yours looks like now just so i can make sure plz
      i dont know how to upload pictures but here one on google

      http://www.volksbloggin.com/wp-conte...roof_drain.jpg

      if urs looks like that. cut the bottom closed part off

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      05-10-2012 11:00 PM #10
      ok thanx and yours has been good sense? and when it was clogged did it leak inside your car?

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      05-10-2012 11:08 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      ok thanx and yours has been good sense? and when it was clogged did it leak inside your car?
      mines been cut for 2 years now and no problems since.

      i first noticed my headliner was getting a little wet. but i did forget to close my sunroof one day and it rained. got my headliner cleaned and a few weeks later it was wet again then i noticed my carpet was getting wet so i called my buddy at vw and he said just cut it and i did.

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      05-10-2012 11:14 PM #12
      ya its leaking down under my glove b0x because it was baack up and soaked my floor frm the pouring rain last night

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      05-10-2012 11:17 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow ae View Post
      ya its leaking down under my glove b0x because it was baack up and soaked my floor frm the pouring rain last night
      trust me. Cut it!!!!!! :p

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      05-10-2012 11:21 PM #14
      lol and if it dont work? lol

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      05-10-2012 11:23 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by imola yellow AE View Post
      lol and if it dont work? lol
      i have a parts car and ill mail you my drain hoses.. lol

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      05-10-2012 11:24 PM #16
      lol ok that makes me a lil more less skeptical lol cuz least i can put back to normal if it doesnt change anything haha

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      05-10-2012 11:39 PM #17
      im surpised that you didnt get a letter in the mail for the recall. i got 1 for every car exept for the 337

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      05-11-2012 08:50 AM #18
      lol, this is a known recall..

      cut the 1/2" of rubber off the nipple or just bring it to the dealer if you cant handle it.
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      05-11-2012 01:44 PM #19
      Also don't forget to cut the two back end drains of the moonroof .This two are located on the back just below the taillights.
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      05-11-2012 01:55 PM #20
      The recall has closed. Cut the pointless nipple off the drain in your door jam. Use some line from a weed eater to feed through the drain and clear out any crud in there. Pour water down the drain and make sure it is flowing out. DO NOT USE compressed air. I see you already did so hopefully you didn't blow the drain tube out of the end piece. I made that mistake on my mk3. It was a pain to get my hand in there to reattach it so that it wouldn't leak water all over my fuse panel.
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      05-11-2012 02:31 PM #21
      What about the rear drains though?
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      05-11-2012 03:48 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Rockerchick View Post
      What about the rear drains though?
      I would assume you'd use the same process as the fronts. I think the rear bumper needs to be removed to get to the ends. Not sure though.
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      05-11-2012 07:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Jazzydub View Post
      I would assume you'd use the same process as the fronts. I think the rear bumper needs to be removed to get to the ends. Not sure though.
      yes the rear bumper needs to be removed but i didnt do my rear ones.. just the front 2

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      05-18-2012 04:31 PM #24
      ok thanks everyone i will check out all of that and move on will repost when i get the chance

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