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Hi guys -

I have a problem with water getting into the trunk/boot after heavy rain.

I am not sure if all the seals are there around the hatch or if some were removed by the previous owner.

Could I ask any of you with 98-2001 9-3s to post a few close-up pics of:
1) the gap between the top of the hatch and the roof - should there be a rubber seal there? (pic)

2) The bottom lip of the hatch - should there be a seal there?

By the way - if any of you are contemplating a viggen rescue kit (from Abbott racing) while they're a bit on the pricey side i cannot recommend them highly enough!

Thanks in anticipation!
 

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There is but one seal 46 98 767, one piece, large, expensive.

The hatch must never be slammed - I have seen people do this.
And it must be set just right, IMO, few body men have this expertise...
When closed, there must be NO gaps..
Try using a blue or white chalk and check for transfer..

The 900NG and the 9-3 OG probably use the same seal...

I dread to think what a PO(previous owner) may have done:nono;
 

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wadiman said:
Hi guys -

I have a problem with water getting into the trunk/boot after heavy rain.

I am not sure if all the seals are there around the hatch or if some were removed by the previous owner.

Could I ask any of you with 98-2001 9-3s to post a few close-up pics of:
1) the gap between the top of the hatch and the roof - should there be a rubber seal there? (pic)

2) The bottom lip of the hatch - should there be a seal there?

By the way - if any of you are contemplating a viggen rescue kit (from Abbott racing) while they're a bit on the pricey side i cannot recommend them highly enough!

Thanks in anticipation!
The likely cause for water in the trunk is through the tail light gaskets and the third brake light close to where the washer sprayer and wire harness go into the trunk
 
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