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I don't know if those little holes are plugged up properly."
There should be rubber plugs covering those holes. However they have nothing to do with water getting in.

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That is good to know. So you think I should physically climb into the trunk and have it shut and someone pour water on top so I can literally look for the leak. This might be the only way lol. Sounds scary.

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:53 AM
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It looks to me like the weatherstripping may have been put in improperly. It looks uneven according to the wear marks where it meets the trunk flange. It's definitely not the factory weatherstripping.

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Kirsten, John just said what I was thinking about the trunk weatherstripping... Take a look at what you have in the trunk in that bag that looks like it might have a new trunk weatherstrip in it. Pull out what is in there, and see if it is, and compare it to what is installed on the trunk lid... You may find that you have the correct weatherstripping in on hand. If not, then you can get the real stuff from one of our vendors..
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Yes I believe what I have is the trunk weatherstripping. To remove the old one what do you do, just yank it to peel away?

That'll be a project for another day.

I think that indent/lip on the weatherstripping is supposed to be facing inward toward the trunk interior not the way it is set in some places currently.
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Awesome!

Yes, he had it facing the wrong way in some places. The photos I took clearly shows it facing the opposite direction it is supposed to. At least that's how I am interpreting this - am I right about that?
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I can't say for sure if it's facing the right direction. However it looks like the corners are glued too far inward and aren't sealing correctly. As it says in the instructions you need to use strips of masking tape every few inches to hold it in place first and check the fit before it's glued.

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Amongst other things check that the channel that the trunk weatherstrip fits into has not rusted through underneath where it is not obvious, a flashlight and mirror might assist with this.

Of course if you’re taking out the weatherstrip you will see if there’s any rust holes!

If you do have the weatherstrip out I would advise painting the channel with a rust kill/preventative paint and let it dry before fitting the new weatherstrip.
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Just a (maybe silly) question, but why did they glue the seal to the trunk lid, and not to the trunk flange itself? At least on my Bird the seal is glued to the trunk flange. (i bought it like this). If its water tight, i have no idea, because my Bird never sees rain.
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