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Boot break light seal.....

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by FRANKIE, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. FRANKIE

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    I've noticed that when I open the boot, the opposite side of the boot (inside top) is wet. Is this a bad break light seal? Is it hard to change? Is the dealership the only place to get one. Frankie
     
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    Hi Frankie,
    I had the same problem.Some of the plug in bulbs had failed so I replaced those and then teased out the light unit.It's easy to clean up the gasket and the hole it fits in to,.then applied a smear of silicone sealant. It sealed nicely (checked this by pouring water over the unit with the boot closed) No leakage since.
     
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    I'll give it a try. If I understand what you're saying, you're using the same gasket, but added some silicone to it?
     
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    Hi Frankie,
    Yes... I cleaned the gasket and that part of the boot lid it seals against and then applied a generous spread of sealant. I wiped off any that squeezed through and left the sealant to set (dry). It worked well.
    I wish all the jobs I've done on the Z were that simple !!!
    Good luck
     
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