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    Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the new improved GM trunk seal for 03 seville compared to the old trunk seal?

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    Your trunk doesn't get filled with water.

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    Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaemish View Post
    Your trunk doesn't get filled with water.
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    my response was going to be "it doesn't leak" -

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    Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    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.

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    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??

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    Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    The seal is already bonded into a one-piece unit or does it have ends - as in a long piece of weatherstrip ? The ends/seam goes at the bottom center - trunk latch area.

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    Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    How do you remove the plastic trim at the front of the trunk (below the window)? I seem to have a large piece of black plastic on my 2001 STS...wondering if my leak is there...

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    Where can one buy the improved seal for the Seville trunk as my 2000 Seville also leaks? I know I can probably buy one at a dealership but that will be overpriced

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    One of the biggest pains on these is that trunk leak but with the right seal and some black silicone I got mine sealed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevilleKidd
    Where can one buy the improved seal for the Seville trunk as my 2000 Seville also leaks? I know I can probably buy one at a dealership but that will be overpriced

    Get in touch with Chris at Rippy Cadillac (see the list of vendors at the top right of the page).

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    Re: Improved 03 Seville trunk seal??

    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.

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