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    Astra coupe boot leaking?

    I've noticed a couple of times that tere's been a few dashes of water on the inside of the boot, mainly on the O/S just near where the light cluster goes. Seems to have gotten gradually worse & now has almost started to go a bit mouldy

    Is this a common thing? Or more importantly, is there an easy fix for this? Don't want my boot to start growing suede-like to match my interior!


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    My mates did this and found it to be the seal round the petrol cap,put some silicone sealer round it and its been ok,worth a look on yours good luck.
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    Thanks, I'll give it a look. Any other possible causes?


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    Right, this is more serious than I first thought

    Boot floor, absoloutely soaked. Took it out & within minutes there was a huge puddle of water on my floor from where the water had been soaked up into the carpet. Part of the side trim carpet was also soaking so thats out the car drying too

    Now the petrol cap seals are all intact, so I can't see how that much water would get through there. I think I can kinda rule that one out? I mean how much rain could get in there???

    Maybe a bad panel gap? Any notoriously bad examples that could cause this?


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    with the boot closed drop the back seats and get someone to run water over/around the rearlight clusters while you check for any leaks same with the fuel filler ,if its the light cluster check they are done up correctly BUT dont over tighten them ,if the leak is still there get a new seal from Vauxhall ,
    you could also run water around the boot and see if you can see any leaks from in the boot rubber seal

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    Can't drop the seats as it's a coupe, but it's annoyed me enough that I'd gladly shut myself in the boot (I'l ask my mafia buddies to help me) with a torch

    First plan is to get the heat gun in there tomorrow & make sure there's no condensation left in there. At the moment it's very cold & a bit damp on the panels

    Cheers for the pointers


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    Just click th top corners of the seats and fold them forwards, then sit on the back of them.

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    A-ha! Bit of a drive with the heat on full & the seats down should help dry it out


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    Have you got a dehumidifier you put in there ?

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    don't know if this is anything to do with your problem, but doesn't the mk3 (yes I know you've got a mk4, but bear with me) suffer from the gutters/drains that take water off the sunroof getting blocked, which then causes water to leak in the boot? maybe thats it?

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