Sliding door water deflector missing??

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Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by ilovefullstops » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Sliding door water deflector is missing I believe.

I was just about to insulate both sides with recycled plastic insulation so this presents a couple problems:

a) I am unsure if it is actually dripping water into the door internals. The bottom of the internal of the door seems dry. And the hose on the bottom of the other one is also dry.
B) it looks like there is mildew in the sliding door internals which leads me to believe that when i insulate this will cause a big damp issue.

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Does anyone know what these parts are for and whether I should be worried?
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Doc » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:00 pm

The door handles can let water in and VW have allowed for this by putting the "drip tray" under the handle with a hose which should run to the bottom of the door or even to a drain hole.
If you are going to add insulation I would definitely advise fitting the tray and hose on the other side or leave out the insulation in the area below the handle.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by ilovefullstops » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:38 pm

Thanks Doc, I have ordered the drip tray from this link: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2734396196

I think I will fit longer flexi on both sides once it arrives so that the drips definitely make it right to the bottom of the door. Looks like VW just fixed them to the door internal with adhesive so I will do the same.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Doc » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am

Ok, that's very expensive for a part you can buy from VW for £7.50 before negotiation of discount. The drain hose is a further £4 from VW.

I'm not criticizing your decision to order from eBay, I'm merely pointing out that the VW parts desk is not that expensive.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Caddy Dan123 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:18 am

Hi there ive actually ordered one of these but the fitting is very basic photo could anyone post photo as to where this goes? 👌🏻

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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Doc » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:33 am

The drip tray just sticker to the inside of the door just below the handle, it's quite basic so should be simple to work out.
I think there are some locating lugs that position it a set distance below the handle.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Caddy Dan123 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:49 pm

Perfect doc thanks very much!!

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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Giddy » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:10 pm

I have installed it to mine last week actually. It's very tight fit, so better to remove door switch/contacts to give you more room. Also you roughly can see trough the hole what you're doing :mrgreen:
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Caddy Dan123 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Giddy wrote:I have installed it to mine last week actually. It's very tight fit, so better to remove door switch/contacts to give you more room. Also you roughly can see trough the hole what you're doing :mrgreen:
See the pipe itself where does that slot into as i see no hole for it to drain to? It looks like it just sits to the side? But wheres the water run to?
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Giddy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:48 pm

There are few holes behind the rubber seal Image

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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Caddy Dan123 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:11 pm

Perfect dude so im right in thinking the pipe just sits to one side then aye?

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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Giddy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Yes, it just sits to the side attached with self adhesive bracket. It used to be the bung also, that was fitted in one of the holes, but now that part is discontinued.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Caddy Dan123 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm

Giddy wrote:Yes, it just sits to the side attached with self adhesive bracket. It used to be the bung also, that was fitted in one of the holes, but now that part is discontinued.
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Re: Sliding door water deflector missing??

Post by Giddy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:22 pm

No worries mate
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