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Old 12-27-2005, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default I found my trunk leak !!!

I was very frustrated and never really looked very seriously for it. I climbed in the trunk w/ a flashlight and my FIL took the hose to the trunk.

It turned out to be the rear tail light. Two of the three plastic bosses that screws fasten to were broken. Water would roll down the channel under the tail light and in the holes since the gasket wasn't sealing.

I just used some wood screws a little larger than the inside diam of the boss. Did another test and all is great.

I was getting an inch of water in the wheel well every rain.

I don't know if the tail light got bumped or the bosses just cracked out of age.

Just thought I would pass this on.
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I was very frustrated and never really looked very seriously for it. I climbed in the trunk w/ a flashlight and my FIL took the hose to the trunk.

It turned out to be the rear tail light. Two of the three plastic bosses that screws fasten to were broken. Water would roll down the channel under the tail light and in the holes since the gasket wasn't sealing.

I just used some wood screws a little larger than the inside diam of the boss. Did another test and all is great.

I was getting an inch of water in the wheel well every rain.

I don't know if the tail light got bumped or the bosses just cracked out of age.

Just thought I would pass this on.
Yeah this seems to be a big problem on the 95'*.... I had issues here more than once untill I got pissed and just replaced the lamps with SSE lamps... I have never had the trunk leak again...

Other leaks turned into a 10 month nightmare tho

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glad to see you got it fixed...water leaks are the WORST to track and find
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