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Old 11-12-2006, 01:59 AM   #1
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Okay, so like many others here I have a problem with water intrusion into the trunk. I spent yesterday afternoon re-sealing and tightening the spoiler nuts and I solved that part of the problem. But I looked again today and water has again pooled into the spare tire well. I read some other posts about this and I'm not sure what to do exactly. The rubber weather seal seems to be on pretty tight so I don't think thats a problem. And I'm not sure how to take it off since I have that optional air pump. Any help would be appreciated.
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Have you checked all of the body seams? Sometimes they can either miss some areas, or not put it on well. Might try putting some newspaper or similar on the trunk floor, run a bunch of water over the trunk (while it'* closed of course ), then check and see what got wet.
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Remove all the interior panels from the trunk. Shut the trunk. Go into the back seat, open the pass through. Have someone pour water over lower half of rear window so that water cascades over trunk lid. Look through the pass through with a bright light.
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Remove all the interior panels from the trunk. Shut the trunk. Go into the back seat, open the pass through. Have someone pour water over lower half of rear window so that water cascades over trunk lid. Look through the pass through with a bright light.
Do you mean remove the black panel that covers the back light and runs down the middle where the trunk latches together? If so, do I disconnect the controls for the Air Pump? Cuz I'm not sure how to go about doing that.
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Do what you can.. then, look with the light for where the water is coming in. If it'* behind the panel, then go after it.
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and i assume that you have pulled the Tails and the third brake light to make sure that they are all sealed tight?
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and i assume that you have pulled the Tails and the third brake light to make sure that they are all sealed tight?

Yeah, already confirmed its not coming from the trunk lid and lights. I just need to do what was suggested and have someone pour water over the trunk and watch what happens from the back seat. Its just such a pain! But then the idea of taking an inch of water around in the spare tire well everywhere I go is even less appealing.
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Well, after some testing I found the leak coming from the weather seal right above the license plate. So I pulled it up, applied some Silicon RTV and I PRAY that will do the trick. Thanks everyone.
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Well done.... personally, I'd retest after giving it time to dry. You have the trunk apart anyway, make sure you kick it'* butt before it really drives you nuts.
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Did you remove the small black rubber plugs, visible on the painted surface to the right & left of the latch when the trunk is open? This lets water drain outside instead of inside, if it gets inside the trunk shell (although it is not supposed to get in there). I learned about removing the plugs on here some time ago and it worked for me.
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