I have an odd leak that is getting on the passenger side floor of my 1985 Scirocco. I pulled my windshield out because I believe that the leak has something to do with the base of the windshield on the passenger side.
The leak was coming from here:
I am having a hard time figuring out where there water is getting into the body that it could come out of that crack. I did have other leaks, but I have fixed them/am in the process of fixing them. The reason I know that this is the leak is that I have resealed all of the vents in the rain tray, and in the last massive storm here in Minnesota I sat out in the car as it poured on it, and that's where it was dripping from. For the life of me I just don't understand where the heck the water is coming from.
After I took out the windshield I did run water through the two openings in the bottom of the windshield pocket, and they both spat the water out at my feet via the wheel wells in front, so those aren't clogged. It seems to me like the person at the factory didn't put enough adhesive between the body panels when the car was being assembled and is short by about 5mm in that gap. I'm afraid if I do seal that, that the water will just well up inside the back of the dash and spill out somewhere else. Has anyone cut up an old scirocco at this particular point that can tell me what a side view of the inside of the car should look like if it was cut at the base of the windshield?
My other thought was that the water was getting through the windshield seal and somehow wicking backwards around the edge of the windshield bezel and dripping through the back of the dash, but I saw no evidence of this while the rain was pouring on the car.
My other thought is that the seal on either side of the panel that the windshield wiper posts come out of wasn't sealed properly on either side and somehow backed up with water and pushed into the car, but I see this as highly improbable. Regardless, I still pulled the old seals out of either side and am going to reseal it with some type of caulking.
Anybody had this happen to them or have any suggestions?