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    Hi folkes after some advice. Bought an 07 vectra tdci sept last year. Had a slight rear end shunt in oct no real speed involved. Rear bumper was replaced. Looked in wheel well the other day to find a couple of inches of water. The left boot cubby hole is damp and i can see drips. When i look at the seal between the rear light cluster and the body work of the car. The seal doesnt meet the bodywork. This is where I think the water is getting in.
    Two questions, One would the garage have removed the rear lights to fit the new bumper and not put them back correctly ( the other side the seal looks good) if so I will contact them. Two how easy is it to replace the seal. It almost looks as if the seal is folded over, its sealed at the top ( ie meets the body work) of the light but has about a 4mm gap half way down.
    cheers in advance people. age

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    its usually from the aerial seal if its in the wheel well theres a good few threads on here about it

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    cheers for the reply antowens, Just had a look at the aerial seal it is perished with a split when i squeeze it water does come out. I have also checked the cubby hole the other side and its also wet. Thinking now that the light seal not meeting may be a red herring although i can look through the gap of the light seal and see water drops on the plastic housing behind the light cluster.

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    There is a thread about using an aerial seal from a VW Golf, which costs pennies rather then pounds!

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    got the hose out yesterday seems like the leak is coming from the gap on the light cluster and the arial. So will get the seal suggested on here off fleabay. How easy is it to put a new seal around the light cluster, thinking about just a bead of silicone around but thats a bit of a bodge job.

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