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Old 12-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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I had the same problem on my SVT. The water comes in where the rubber weather proofing from the hatch trim mates up with the hatch itself.

I replaced my lens and bulbs only to have them go to crap about 12 months later.

So I dug a little deeper and removed the hatch trim and totally resealed it with new weatherstripping and I have had zero problems ever since.

Seems to be quite a common occurance, definitely an oversight by Ford.
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