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Leaking roof?

So yesterday we had some mega rain! Girlfriend got in the car today and the seat belt was wet... On looking the headlining by the middle pillar on the passenger side is soaked, looks as though it's ran down the pillar into the seat belt mechanism, where could it have come from?
My first thought was aerial but then that would leak into the lining above the boot, is there a seal or something around the edge of the roof that could be leaking?
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Still not got to the bottom of this. Today took the rubber strips off the roof to check the guttering and all is well there, pulled the roof lining back and checked, no sign of any water ingress there either.
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Test the door seal. I have an ongoing ingress issue at the front of my Afla and one of the leaks is coming in on the A pillar seal where it bends round the edge of the dash. I ruled it out by taping the seal with duct tape. I was convinced it wasn't the door seal but it actually was (several other places as well). But before doing anything drastic try taping the door seal up (looks fugly but will work). Just my opinion.
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I found the culprit, it is around the top of the window seal, or lack of seal there, bit of a design issue but I guess it gets worse with age.
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I hadn't found the cause yesterday as it still leaked but I have found it today and will do a how to as I'm sure it will be the common cause across most of them.
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Sorry I can't upload photos but they're on the Flickr links.

After some heavy rain I was presented with this leak here.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7475/...7a8f68f6_z.jpg


So I removed the seal, pulls of really easily, just be careful not to tear it.

You are the presented with a metal stip with a row of screws
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/...f9663532_z.jpg

Unscrew each of those and the strip will just come off. Make sure you clean the strip up and the bodywork revealed when removing it.
Then using some black sealant (i used this https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/...4348413c_z.jpg) put a small bead along the foam on the metal strip
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/...26b220da_z.jpg
Put it back on and screw back together. Add a dab of sealant into the top corner for good measure, clean up any overspill of sealant and put the rubber seal back on.

Stand back and admire your hard work knowing that you wont get a wet seat belt everytime it rains

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Update, it worked for about a week and then it actually made it worse as the sealant didn't bond to the foam very well. I am going to repeat and put the sealant onto the metal next time.
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Sorry I can't upload photos but they're on the Flickr links.

After some heavy rain I was presented with this leak here.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7475/...7a8f68f6_z.jpg


So I removed the seal, pulls of really easily, just be careful not to tear it.

You are the presented with a metal stip with a row of screws
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/...f9663532_z.jpg

Unscrew each of those and the strip will just come off. Make sure you clean the strip up and the bodywork revealed when removing it.
Then using some black sealant (i used this https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7578/...4348413c_z.jpg) put a small bead along the foam on the metal strip
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/...26b220da_z.jpg
Put it back on and screw back together. Add a dab of sealant into the top corner for good measure, clean up any overspill of sealant and put the rubber seal back on.

Stand back and admire your hard work knowing that you wont get a wet seat belt everytime it rains
Thanks for posting this with pics. I have found I get a wet passenger seatbelt after rain too.

I am going to give this a try but will probable remove the foam and bond the strip directly to the roof.
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