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Old 01-03-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Wet Trunk

It rained like an SOB last night. Went to Costco to buy a few things this afternoon, opened the trunk and it was wet. Damn!

The majority of the wetness was on the driver's side. Took the mat out - it is a bit wet. I also found some standing water (not much) below the battery. Dried that up and all is well.

So... Please, don't tell me to go RTFM or 'search'. I did.

My 2014 RedRock 2SS has a sunroof and sure enough: what a screwed up design where the sunroof drains meet the rubber grommets that go through the body and vent water into the back of the trunk opening. Seems the one on the driver's side was not exactly all the way in.

I did a number of searches and found the solution: use tie wraps and tightly cinch them. To test the solution, I drenched the top of the car with a garden hose and things looked dry. Rain is predicted for this coming weekend. I'll keep an eye on things. Yes, I can take the car in for warranty work but I figured I'd give this a try first.

So, the reason for this post: If you do a "search" there is PLENTY of information here. Thank you Camaro5 for all this amount of knowledge. All it takes is searching properly to get all the answers.

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Old 01-03-2017, 08:15 PM   #2
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This happened on mine but it was because the hose coming down from the sunroof seemed to be about a half in too short. I put some quick dry superglue on the elbow piece and put the hose in and let it dry. All good now. Should probably be glued from the factory so the joint doesn't leak.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
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Both of mine started leaking around the same week. The elbows didn't fit snug anymore. Tie wraps are an easy fix and allows you to remove drain tube if needed.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #4
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I used some glue on mine to hold them together after having a similar problem. I don't remember what I used, but any multi purpose glue or epoxy will work. Or you could use some small hose clamps I suppose.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #5
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Ain't a Camaro if the roof don't leak! I owned an '86 with T tops.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:46 PM   #6
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HA! This just happened to me yesterday as well. It's still wet, so I wasn't able to glue it, but I was able to inset the tube back into the drain. Once it's dry, i'll ad some Flex Seal to each end.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:27 PM   #7
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'll add some Flex Seal to each end.
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:47 PM   #8
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Happened to me once, like yours, right after a hard rain. In my case, I discovered that the electrical harness attached to the trunk lid had bunched up somehow and compromised the seal. Hasn't done it since, that was over a year ago.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:23 PM   #9
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Zip ties fixed my problem right up.
Laid the mat out for a day to dry, and left the trunk open as well the same day.
I wanted to make sure nothing molded after that experience.
I noticed mine after I started to smell a musty smell inside the car.
I had no reason to open the trunk since it was not my daily, but sure enough , it was wet.
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:33 PM   #10
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Zip ties fixed my problem right up.
Laid the mat out for a day to dry, and left the trunk open as well the same day.
I wanted to make sure nothing molded after that experience.
I noticed mine after I started to smell a musty smell inside the car.
I had no reason to open the trunk since it was not my daily, but sure enough , it was wet.
I will have to try the zip ties. Tried electrical tape but that didn't work. Mine has leaked maybe 3 times.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:14 PM   #11
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Anybody have pictures of the drain lines and location?
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I don't have any pictures right now, but open your trunk and you'll see two black grommets on the back of the opening outside of the seal. then go inside the trunk at the top and you should be able to find the two hoses very easily.
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Happened to me once, like yours, right after a hard rain. In my case, I discovered that the electrical harness attached to the trunk lid had bunched up somehow and compromised the seal. Hasn't done it since, that was over a year ago.
Had the same thing happen twice after having trunk crammed full for trips. If you fill trunk to rim be sure to check that harness has relaxed back into a hang.
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