Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Improved 03 Seville trunk seal?? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Does anyone know what the difference is between the new improved GM trunk seal for 03 seville compared to the ...
Apparently, early in the life of my STS, it had a trunk leak. Now, I don't know what the "old" weatherstrip looked like, but several things were done to seal the leak: There is a re-design weatherstrip in the field - we know that. Also, it looks like liquid butyl rubber body sealant was used over the heads of any of the trim/weatherstrip screws at the top front corners of the trunk opening, and a rubber flap/strip was added that runs all the way across the area under the edge of the rear window glass. I also know that the retainer nuts/studs for the tail lamp assemblies were re-sealed - had non-hardening body sealer (monkey shit) placed around the assembly mounting studs before the nuts were replaced.
I hand-wash the car pretty regularly, and have been through a few truly impressive thunderstorms lately: The trunk is dry.
Automobile(s): 2003 Seville STS White Diamond F55, L37 w/Nav
Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??
Well... I just bought a new trunk seal because I happen to have a leaky one. I installed it and their is a blue dot on the seal that is in the middle visible. I gather this means the middle. But is the dot suppose to be up top by the window, or down below by the rear bumper??
I had a leak on my '97, turns out the black silicone that bonds the seal to the metal was dried out and allowing water the slip under the seal. Removed the whole seal, cleaned all the original silicone from the metal and seal itself, and re-applied the original seal with new silicone. Never had a single leak since.