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#1 locarno

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 01:17 PM

Hello. We have rainy days in my country and I noticed that I have some water on wiring from rear right lamp and the lamp itself My first thought was that the tailight seal is the problem. So I replaced it with butyl tape and the water was still leaking. Today I notcied that the water shows above the lamp. So lamp seal is 100% good. It isn't big leak. After two days there's not much water, but any water is bad when it is on wiring.

 

Here you can see some droplets above the lamp

 

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How to fix it and search the cause ? After visit on car wash I don't see any leak. Removing upholstery also don't help because this water is between two plates. Maybe someone faces similar issue before ?

 

I thought is could be antenna gasket but headliner is dry from what I see. I also thought about rubber wiring cover but it looks good. Can the water let go to the car thorugh hinges ?




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Posted 15 October 2020 - 04:23 PM

I think I found the cause. Under the trunk seal there's welding of two sheets. And I find that there's very little hole. I glued it with silicone inside and outside. Now waiting for big rain and I will see result.

 

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Edited by locarno, 16 October 2020 - 03:58 PM.






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