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post #39 of (permalink) Old 16th March 2008
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During last week my 1997 Scenic started to smell of damp which i traced to water ingress into the rear passenger side underfloor storage compartment. I dried it out and then also noticed the boot carpet was damp on the passenger side.
On further investigation it appears water is entering the car through the rubber gaiter that surrounds the area where the hatch wiring loom enters the main body. It then runs down behind the vent surrounding the hatch support strut, runs down behind the main boot panel and out under the carpet. I can only assume that it then carries on under the rear seats and into the floor compartment.
This is also causing the rear of the head lining to become damp on the same side.
As soon as the weather dries up a bit i 'm going to try some sealant around the gaiter.
Anyone else found this area to be prone to leaking?
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