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    Default 98 coupe water leak

    I have a '98 coupe with the removable glass top.
    I have developed water leaks on both driver side and passenger side.
    It drips right on the seat in both spots.

    I have a good window seal all the way around. I used a thin sheet of paper closed the door and have good tension when I pull on it.

    I've seemed to have narrowed it down to the area around the blow out clip. (I believe this is what it's referred to as)
    I covered the entire length of the edge moulding on the roof with electrical tape a section at a time and once I covered the clip area it stops.
    The water seems to be draining into the weatherstrip on the sides of the roof panel around the clip, and dripping onto the seat through the first hole in the rubber nearest the clip.
    I know water leaks are a real PIA but was wondering if this was a common problem with other C5 Coupes and the best way to remedy this issue.

    Thanks in advance.

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    HI there,

    Oh yes, you are very right with it being a common problem. There is a bulletin, where essentially, you remove the weatherstrip and the retainer. Then, you reseal the area around the blowout clip with stripcaulk.

    So, simply take the time to remove both weatherstrips, weatherstrip retainers and blowout clips and reseal the clip with strip caulk and you will be fine.

    Allthebest, Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by c4c5specialist View Post
    HI there,

    Oh yes, you are very right with it being a common problem. There is a bulletin, where essentially, you remove the weatherstrip and the retainer. Then, you reseal the area around the blowout clip with stripcaulk.

    So, simply take the time to remove both weatherstrips, weatherstrip retainers and blowout clips and reseal the clip with strip caulk and you will be fine.

    Allthebest, Paul
    Thanks for the info Paul.
    I'll give it a try.
    Best regards,
    Al

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