Pluriel water leak - rear footwells wet

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Just purchased a 54 plate C3 Pluriel and its letting water in from somewhere. Front carpets and in the boot area is dry, it all seems to be in the rear footwells. Any help would be gratefully appreciated before I start ripping interior out.
Thanks in advance!!
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Hi.

The Pluriel roof often leaks, some leak more often that others.

Testing or checking for roof seal damage or evidence of a leak or even a buying on a wet day is imperative when buying a Pluriel in the UK, no matter how cheap.

To diagnose this, get to know the roof seals, the hinges and the roof fit very well and check for any damage, wear or anything amiss.

You can also get an assistant with a hose pipe to wet the roof while to are inside inspecting with a torch.

It's a huge jobs so put a weekend aside for investigating.

There are some modified seals fitted to later models but these can still leak if there is a poor fit or some damage so fitting these is not a solution but something that can be checked for.
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You could browse through the Pluriel tips section and you will find some common roof faults and lots of pictures that may help.

You are welcome to add pictures of your Pluriel, or roof parts in detail to your topic.
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Hello,

I too have a leak from back window of my cream Pluriel Latte.

Anyway know how to remove the CITROEN embossed plastic trim?

Alternatively, anyone know how water is entering into the boot, via the screw and bolt holes of the interior plastic trim?

Please advise, if possible.
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Connie wrote: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:36 pm Hello,

I too have a leak from back window of my cream Pluriel Latte.

Anyway know how to remove the CITROEN embossed plastic trim?

Alternatively, anyone know how water is entering into the boot, via the screw and bolt holes of the interior plastic trim?

Please advise, if possible.
Hi Connie

have you had a look at
Leaking rear “Citroen” styling trim or the rear boot.
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Yes, thank you; that link was one of the few found on the internet, but I'm now wanting to get to this stage (thanks to another for the image):
Citroen rear trim removed
Citroen rear trim removed
I've done every suggested fix from YouTube, car forums and using logic & common sense, but it still leaks.

I wish to prevent water ingress, rather than just block exit points. Any help other appreciated.
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Decided to begin taping up zones for possible seepage of rain water.
I'll methodical tape them over and check the boot area until I can ascertain from which location the intrusion is occurring.
Two days of rain are forecast so should have an answer by later in the week!
Then, I'll need to consider the solution...
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After taping up almost every conceivable point of water ingress above the boot, I'm now of the decision that it's not any of the most logical places.
It seems to be from the plastic strip at the rear edge of the roof canvas, that is positioned above the plastic flaps either side of the track along which the roof retracts over the back window. From here it somehow enters the area beneath the CITROEN trim and drips through certain screw and bolt holes into the boot.
However, I'm still pondering how to fix, so suggestions would be appreciated.
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Connie wrote: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:19 am Yes, thank you; that link was one of the few found on the internet,

I wish to prevent water ingress, rather than just block exit points.
The link that appears above indicates that the car isn't designed to stop any water getting in, (just as the doors on the C3 don't). Its about ensuring that the water can discharge from the drain before the boot is opened or the water finds an alternative route out of the boot.

The blocking of exit points was part of the investigation and not the solution found...
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Thanks for the clarification.
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