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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:04 pm 
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Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:31 am
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Location: Bucks
Car Model: Saab NG 9-5 Aero
Anyone with a NG 9-5 knows that opening the boot after rain results in water running off the boot lid into the boot. The reason is that the light bar had a sizeable gap behind it and water can, and does collect particularly at the ends. Open the boot and that water runs along the bottom of the light bar and drips into the boot. The answer is actually very simple, if a pain to do. Remove the light bar and clean the surface of the boot lid underneath then run a 1/4" or so bead of sealant along the edge where the top of the light bar sits. Ideally let the sealant cure before refitting the light bar.

I used some black tape to seal the gap temporarily before taking the step of using sealant, black in my case as the car is black, and I didn't have any water dripping into the boot.

Cost? About £4 for the sealant from Wickes ( and about an hour to remove the light bar plus another £6 for the bent nose pliers ( needed to release the clips on the end of the light bar.

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