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OK I've read a lot of threads about water leaks into the interior of these Tregs due to blocked various drains. Usually most if not all of these result in a wet interior somewhere.
My situation is a bit different. My interior is absolutely dry. No wet headliner/door pillars/footwells/carpets.
The thing is after a decent rain I open the rear passenger door and water drops to the pavement. None of the other doors exhibit this symptom when they're opened.

It seems like the water is getting trapped at the bottom vertical side of the door sill and the plastic fins on the bottom of the door itself. There is no wetness on or above the rubber seal at the side top side of the door sill, but just underneath that seal.
Anyone else run into this on their T3?
 
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Hasn't been hot at all lately.
Condensation would be one explanation if 1- it didn't happen after each rain, 2- it wasn't at least 1/2 cup or so of water being held there.
I totally dried the area last night, and today had the Treg washed. After the wash when I opened that door to get a better look, some water dropped to the ground. It seems like the water is getting in somewhere at the top of the door seal and getting hung up between the bottom of the seal on the door and the seal on the side of the door sill. Just gotta' figure out where it's getting in, and or why it's getting held in there.


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Yea it definitely is NOT condensation, more like accumulation.
I haven't figured it out yet. Since it hasn't gotten into the vehicle I just open each rear door and drain it after each wash or rain.
Best I can figure is that the water is following the seal at the top of the door and going down until it's finds a compressed section of the door seal, most likely towards the bottom and then gets trapped inwards between other door seals.
Others have had it happen with as far as I can tell no success of resolving it.
 

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So I went out to the Treg after a quick rain and let the water out. I think I might know where it is getting in. On the body inside the door opening there is a seal that looks like it has become deformed over the years. Pic is below with area circled where I think the water is getting in as it's totally dry right above that point.

I also found this thread where someone wrote they found a "fix". I'll be looking more into this.

Thread link >>>> Water between door seals. anyone else?

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Update: I wound up stuffing in some foam padding to the seal in the picture I supplied above. I pushed it in until most of it was towards/in the top flat spot of the seal. This rounded up the flat spot a bit and also expanded out the seal about 2" down from the flat spot.
As an extra measure I also took the advice in post #2 of the thread link I provided. I bought 1/2" wide by 1/4" thick foam weatherstrip and installed it as mentioned. I went with 1/2" wide instead of 3/4" because my door seal at that spot looked narrow.
It rained a little here after I did it and now no water accumulation. I took Quicksilver through the car wash and again no water accumulation, not a drop, either rear door. Seems to be resolved for me now. Hope this helps.
 
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