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Leaking boot/trunk

Hello all!

I have an 18-month old Spider, which is a wonderful thing.

However, a couple of months ago I noticed the boot carpet was wet and that there were moisture droplets on the underside of the boot door. I assumed the seal had gone - the long flat rear of the Spider means rainwater just sits on top of it.

Interestingly, the wetness didn't seem to be concentrated in one place as you'd expect with a leak, but equally spread across the entire space, including the vertical carpeting running up the sides of the boot.

I took it to the nearest dealer who diagnosed a fault with the tail light/ badge and replaced it all, including the carpet... had to order the parts from Italy so this took a while. They didn't replace the boot seal, but it looks perfectly intact to me; it's like the rim of a bucket really, so I don't see that this could have been the problem.

Anyway, today I notice that the problem is back. It's not particularly rainy at the moment, more cold and frosty. It's probably unrelated, but when it was particularly cold, there was ice on the inside of the windscreen in the mornings, which would indicate to me that there is moisture inside the car generally?

Can anyone suggest what might be going on? My dealer clearly don't have a clue and I'd like to go back armed with a little knowledge.

Many thanks in advance,

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