Last post on Feb 11, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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#40 of 42 Water Leak- Wet Back Seat
Feb 11, 2012 (3:31 pm)
got a 2005 dodge neon and the back seat gets wet but it seems to be from the inside as you only notice it when someone sits on the seat. the water will soak up
before the carpet in the back seat got super wet but has not in a long time.
only the back seat!
is this the seal on the trunk? or rear wind sheild? or tail lights? or all three!
any help would be appreciated!
#41 of 42 Re: Water Leak- Wet Back Seat [longododge]
Feb 11, 2012 (5:39 pm)
I posted this response a couple years ago for my 1998 Neon. The trunk, back seat and floor board would get wet after heavy rains or snow. After adding the caulking, no more wetness anywhere inside the car:
I applied bathroom silicone caulking around the entire tail light assembly on both sides of the car. I did not remove the taillights. I just filled the gap between the tail light housing and body panels. The caulking solved the water problem. We have had snow and heavy rains since the caulking was added in January '08. No more water. The small tube of caulking cost less than $5 at a local hardware store.
#42 of 42 Re: Water Leak- Wet Back Seat [naedr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 11, 2012 (5:57 pm)
Tail lights are a good guess here---not the lenses, but where the tail light assembly goes into the body. You can use a clear LATEX caulk, as this goes on easily with a wet finger and is an easy cleanup with the damp cloth.