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First rain after I bought the car, open the trunk and hear water sloshing around inside. Days after the rain has stopped, same deal. As a matter of fact, when I open the trunk, a few drops of water manage to escape and drip out. Took the car to Cadillac, they "got the water out" and resealed it, which doesn't make any sense because clearly they're just getting the water out, but not applying any type of preventive measures. On top of that, as soon as I get home, I opened the trunk because I had to put some bags in there for a trip to NY, and there was actually a little water still inside. Took it to Caddy again when I got back to NC and they basically did the same thing again, but I didn't have time to deal with the stupidity. planning on going back again soon. Wondering if anyone has had experiences with this before and figured out the issue, so I can save these poor folks at Cadillac the hard work of figuring out what the problem is, and solving it God forbid. Thanks in advance.
 

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cool im not alone. i really believe it has something to do with the spoiler, but hopefully someone who knows what's up will chime in so we can get this problem solved.
 

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you could always remove the trunk lid liner and pour water on the trunk and focus on the spot you think i might be. you can trace the water without the liner installed. just an idea.
 

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I didn't fix it but I did find some rubber plugs along the bottom of the trunk lid. I removed these and now I don't have standing water in the lid.
 

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huh.. interesting. I'll try removing those rubber plugs and see where that gets me. Either way there's something wrong because those plugs are supposed to be there, but I hate the thought of standing water just sitting in my metal trunklid ya know? Cool I'll do that, and meanwhile I'll give Cadillac an other shot at figuring this one out. I'll let you guys know what comes of it.
 

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Did you end up fixing it? Did you have to replace something?
 

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Mine was the reverse lights. Just popped them out (2 bolts each on back) then used some 2 sided foam tape to redo the seal between the car and the foam on the light. No issues since.
 

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thanks I'll check that out. Now that you mention it, I've seen water inside one of my reverse lights.
 

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Alright thanks. At least we now know 2 possibilities of what it could be so I could point these guys in the right direction.
 
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Guy, I'm happy to see you found the community comments helpful so far! If you would like any assistance working with your dealer towards a resolution, please let me know. Customer Service is always happy to step in at any point and follow up with your dealer on your behalf. I'm reachable via email at [email protected]!

Best,

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service
 

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After a bad rain storm on Friday and Friday night, I opened the trunk on Saturday and heard the water inside the lid and watched it pour out from the rubber plugs at the bottom. I let it drain for a while but there was still water in there. I have read about multiple possibilities of why this ciuld happen. I'm going to try them all.

Guy, did you ever get this fixed?
 

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I went through targetSTS. Real name is Alex. I guess he's gotten the word out somewhat on the sts forums but he said he'd be glad for me to spread the word on the sts-v forum. Not cheap. You're looking at around 200 for a used pair and around 400 for a new pair. Also in case you didn't know the euro ones are LED from the factory like the cts and Dts. Go ahead and pm targetSTS. Ill post pics when I receive them and when I install.
 

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overall the price isn't bad considering the cost of the domestic shell that lacks any LEDs are like $125 each.
 
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