Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: 1976 280C
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114 Trunk Leak
I have 1976 114.073 Coupe daily driver. My latest mystery is a small amount of water in the trunk after a heavy rain. The window seals are new, replaced after paint, and I am reasonably sure the water is not entering there (I spent a long Saturday with the local MBZ installer on the sealing job). I have replaced several broken trim rivets on the lower rear window chrome. The rear taillight seal was leaking slightly, that is also fixed. I have verified that the antenna is not leaking.
The above has reduced the water to a very slight amount, only after a heavy rain. The water is not visible on top of the mat, only under it.
Can anyone offer any suggestions of where to look or techniques to isolate the leak? I have suspected the vents behind the rear window, but cannot locate the drainage for these. Any thoughts there as well?
Any help would be great, thanks.