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Hi,
Can anyone help I have an H reg 9000 in first class condition. One minor problem is that I get water in the drivers side of boot in the very back corner, the carpet is always soaked. I am unable to find the reason why. Is this a common problem, does anyone have a suggestion or answer.
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Peter
 

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Hi Peter and welcome to Saabscene
It sounds to me like it could be the seal on the rear lamp best way to check is pull away all the inner trims and carpet around the wet area and then have an assistant wet the car with a hosepipe whilst you sit in the boot with a torch until you see where the water is coming in.
 

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Yes its quite a common problem. Solution either as Saabman suggests or else seal round the tailgate window. My specialist had two tries to fix it, which included the traditional one of shutting the smallest mechanic in the boot. They thought it was coming in through the wiring to the rear screen heater and then ruinning down inside the screen surround, so sealed that, but it diodn't work. Finally I took it to a main dealer and they solved it, but I think they had to remove the trim round the window, sealant underneath, then replace.
 

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Mine leaked as Bunsen 248.

It was the trim around the glass that let water in. If you slacken off trim and squirt in a small amount of silicon sealent, this should fix things.

Hope this helps
 

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I don't know what model you've got, but if it has a full-width rubber spoiler on the hatch, then as the dealers say "they all do that, Sir!"

I've never seen one that didn't pour rainwater into the boot when you open the hatch and I've never seen a cure, either - anyone ever found a cure?
 

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Originally posted by DaveS:
[qb]I've never seen one that didn't pour rainwater into the boot when you open the hatch and I've never seen a cure, either - anyone ever found a cure? [/qb][/b]
Yes. Do not open the rear hatch when it has been raining
 

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Has no-one found a cure for this yet???

Despite gobbing (technical term)black mastic around rearscreen seals etc, water still gets into the boot.
But not just thro' the bodywork. Check condition of the concertina cable tubes that allow wiper/hrw cables to pass from body to tailgate. these become hardened in time and have a tendancy to pull the gutter connections up leaving a gap beneath to allow water to seep into the trim on the underside of the rear quarter-lights. If you look underneath or from the back seat you'll see a small cover 70 x 50 approx. Prise this off to see the cables coming thro', pour some water down the gutter to check. The water runs down the inside of the trim panel and deposits itself at the back of the boot, near the light cluster, which is why that is blamed for leaking.

Note, also, that tubes above also act as conduits for water in the same way. I've cut mine top and bottom - no not the cables - to prevent this but to no avail! Help still required, or don't drive when it's raining!
 

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Yes, I've got one of those black rubber spoilers that dump water into the boot. Mind you, it helps a bit if you keep the drain slots clear, between the rubber and the bodywork. The only other thing is to open the boot v e r y slowly. And since by boot support struts are shot, that happens naturally anyway.
 
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