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Hi,

After some rain last night noticed water in cargo hold of my Gen4. Any thoughts on what to check? Attached pictures. No debris in channels that run along permiter of the hatch. Appears to be coming out of section in second picture.

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I've seen a few threads that implicated the center high-mount stop light. Worth using that in a search.
 

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Look directly above the drip landing points to start your search. on some other threads, people noted that you may need to look at the drains for the roof hatches - they plug up on occasion.
 

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That's exactly where I had drips when the gasket around my third brake light was leaking. If you take off that center trim piece, you'll probably find a bit of water pooled inside it. The fix proposed in the other threads (scrape off the old gasket material and run a bead of silicone to replace it) has worked for me.
 

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That's exactly where I had drips when the gasket around my third brake light was leaking. If you take off that center trim piece, you'll probably find a bit of water pooled inside it. The fix proposed in the other threads (scrape off the old gasket material and run a bead of silicone to replace it) has worked for me.
Any chance there's a diy or pics? No idea what I'm doing with this.
 

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Don't waist time looking for the leak, the leak IS COMING FROM THE 3rd BRAKE LIGHT, trust me been there done that simply remove it and seal it to the hatch with some RTV silicone.. drove me nuts on by 2010.
 
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