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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:47 am 
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Car Model: 2002 Saab 9-3
Hi has anyone ever had a problem with a leaking boot on the 9-3. I've had all carpets out and had it hosed with water but can't see were it might be coming in. Very annoying. Its on the drivers side and is wet just below the rear lights. My first though was the light itself bit I'm pretty sure it isn't. Any help would be great.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:03 pm 
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Location: South Wales
Car Model: 900 SE Stage 3
The most common entry point is around the foam seals between the body and the light cluster, not through the light cluster itself.

Other possibilities include the fuel filler, the antenna drain, the air vents and around the seals where the false panels bolt through the body beneath the tail lights.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:35 am 
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Cheers man ill look into that.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm 
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Car Model: '04 9-5 Aero est., '97 9K Aero
Ditto the light seals. Some random bar steward smashed a rear cluster with a blunt instrument. I put a new light on but it leaked anyway. Closer inspection showed the edge of the light aperture was slightly distorted. I bent it back a bit, then reassembled it with two foam seals.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Car Model: 2003 Saab 9-3 1.8t Vector
Check the corners of the rear window seal. The top of mine have deteriorated and seem to let water in. Quick squidgy of rtv sealant seems to have cured it.


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