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Mondeo---Rear Light Seals

08 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

I have a 1999 Mondeo, T reg.  Water has been leaking into the boot via the seals of both rear light clusters which now will have to be replaced.


Is this a fairly straightforward job that can be tackled by a fairly handy amatuer ( me) or should it go to a garage.


Also can I get away with only replacing the seals or do I have to renew the plastic cover of the rear light clusters also.




Water In Rear Seat And Boot

20 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

I have a 1999 Mondeo I.8 with 37000 miles registered.

I have recently noticed quite a bit of water present in the rear seat at the back of the seat where it meets the vertical seat back. This area was quite wet but the main part of the seat was dry. At the same time I have noticed water in the floor of the back of the boot up close to where it meets the back seat. The rest of the boot is dry.

Today I pulled the rear seat cushion forward to expose the underside which was quite wet. On either side of the underside is a loosly fitting plastic blank. I prised each blank off and could see a hole below about the diameter of a one pence piece leading to the outside.

Is it likely that water could be entering up through these loosely fitting blanks. If so would it solve the problem by sealing them with silicone.

Someone suggested to me that it could be a leak from the rear screen wash but I am not sure about that.

As the rear seat in this car is rarely used it is possible that this is a long standing problem.

I have recently used this car a lot during the wet and snowy weather that we have had.

Any ideas please.