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Old 12-28-2015, 06:31 AM   #1
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Focus Leaking Boot Trim removal

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My 2012 Focus is leaking, after heavy rain the passenger footwells front and rear are wet and the spare wheel well has an inch of water in it. The trim in the boot on the passenger side is wet (but not the drivers side) so I would like to remove it. There are two torx screws in the boot but I think there must be another one in the cabin. Any thoughts about leaks or trim removal?

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Old 01-16-2016, 01:05 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. This what I have done so far.
removed the trim by the 2 torx screws, the rest are held in by push in fasteners and can be levered out. One fastener is next to the rear set hinge and is tricky to get to. Other pieces of trim are clicked together but can be separated carefully.
With the side carpet removed, the felt soundproofing is held by more push fasteners that hold the loom. Finally use a stiff wire through the holes behind the rear light and fuse board to remove a piece of white fibre soundproofing. This was sitting in about 1" of water which was sucked out using a vacuum cleaner and narrow hose. I intend to remove the bumper to find how the water is getting in, I suspect the bumper mounting is leaking, either rain or road water in some way.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:48 AM   #3
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Previous post typo: set hinge=seat hinge.

OK, so I remove the bumper cover which was reasonably easy.
Remove 2 screws securing the rear wheel well liner allowing it to be pushed aside revealing the final screw holding the bumper. the hardest bit was detaching the 2 push clips holding the bottom lip if the bumper.
This revealed the probable cause, the air vents. I removed them, checked for damage and replaced them adding some mastic 'just in case'.
My conclusion , given that there was no sign of rain leaking in the headlining or upper parts of the trim, the water was from speeding through deep puddles. Pressure of water overcame the thin rubber flaps in the air vents.
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