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      02-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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e92 LCI tails gap between seal and trunk, possible future water leak?

Recently it has come to my attention while throwing some groceries in the trunk on a rainy day that there is about a 1/4in. to 1/3in. gap where the tailights meet the trunk, not at the light area but the rubber seal. After a search i found this thread here:


I tried pushing the lights in more while retightening the 3 screws in the back but the rubber black peice never seems to be able to touch the trunk. Not sure if you guys with either the LCI or Euro LCI tails are experiencing the same thing ? possible leaking issue in the future?

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      05-31-2017, 02:09 PM   #2

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Hi -

I just bought a 2010 e92 and I noticed that small leaves and debris were getting caught in what I think is this same "gap" you are referring to, where the plastic piece that fits around the tail-light meets the metal frame at the edge of the trunk opening. I cleared it away and it became obvious to me that the water was running straight into this gap. It just seems wrong - like the plastic piece (which curls up) is supposed to go under the metal lip, but it's just a bit too short. So I placed a little piece of foil tape on each gap and now the water runs straight from the channel on the metal, over the foil, and continues down the plastic piece and onto the bumper.

How has yours fared? I checked the battery compartment and not a drop of water. Same with the other side (not sure what the electronic part is there).

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