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    Leak into cargo area, possibly from roof rails.

    I had the 120 parked out during a fair shower, next morning I notice a wet cargo liner and carpet underneath. I opened up jack compartment and jack had condensation on it so left everything open to dry. There is absolutely no evidence of where it could have come from so I an thinking from the roof rails?

    Any suggestions? And if roof rails ha ow do I take off. Haynes guide does not cover.

    Thanks

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    Senior Member Hogey66's Avatar
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    Not sure how your rails come off, but the 2 bolts that hold the brackets to the roof are well known to leak. Had to do mine when I found the seatbelt wet after a bit of rain and also carpet it rear seat footwell. Remove bolts, clean area and refit with a bit of neutral cure silicon under the heads of the bolts.
    1997 petrol auto, 430 000km. Still going strong.
    2004 petrol auto, 233 000km. Cracked dash and no help from Toyota!

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    I've had some issues with the bolts as well - one of the rusted in was a PITA to free up
    Damien
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    2014 GX

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    Senior Member Killswitch's Avatar
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    Defiantly your roof rails. When I put on the roof rack I didn't seal it well enough and had the same problem.

    To remove them you have to remove the clip on covers. Its a delicate operation and you will probably break some of the clips. There was a thread floating around about it about 2 years go. Try and give the search a go.
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