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Wed Jan 26 2022, 07:51pm
Joined: Apr 03 2018
Member No: #3488
Location: Auckland
Hi All,
Couple of snaps of a little job I do each year as Winter starts to fade. I've noticed a slight build up of damp in the spare wheel area plus bit of a 'tide mark' on the boot lid trim. That doesn't appear damp so I don't think the rear number plate mount or boot is leaking but is possibly just a not particularly tight fitting lid letting dust in.
I like to clear it all out, check all the rubber bungs, including under the tail lights , vacuum all the trim then wipe everything down and let it dry out in the sun. I've had vehicles previously where that damp smell has got a hold and it can prove difficult to shake so a good airing every now and then is worth half an hour messing about.

Wed Jan 26 2022, 11:00pm
Joined: May 21 2017
Member No: #3151
Location: South Queensferry
That will be the spoiler seal leaking. A known problem around these parts.
Remove the boot lid trim, then remove the spoiler assembly and reseal.
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 cruiserphil (27 January 2022)
Thu Jan 27 2022, 02:55am
Joined: Apr 03 2018
Member No: #3488
Location: Auckland
Thanks Mike.
Will give it a go.
Thu Jan 27 2022, 09:55am

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Hello DSDan,

There are posts on doing the repair here in the forum. Have a search.

Best regards,

Phil C.

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