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    Water in back

    I seem to have a pond of water in my spare tire well does anyone else have this or had this? If so whatís a good fix other then just draining it I donít want a rust issue.

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    I noticed this too. I have no idea how it's getting back there. i think there was a rubber drain plug under it and i just removed it so the water doesn't have the chance to sit there for a long time.

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    Some guys found it was coming in around the rear light fixtures. They removed them and put rubber washers on the bolts and some silicone around the fixture and seal.

    I just cut a small notch in my drain plug. I didn't want that big of a hole under the spare tire.
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    It's a pretty common issue unfortunately. It's definitely coming in around the tail lights. Some people get in there and weld or epoxy it, but a lot of people do what paul did and just either pop off the drain plug (p5) or drill a tiny hole to let the water drain (Sedan/MSP).

    There's a thread around here somewhere...

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...highlight=leak
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    i put rubber washers before putting the nuts for the tail lights back on. been over a year and my spare tire area has been dry.
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    Could also be body seams..........

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    mine is dry, always has been. but my old corolla would fill the spare tire well and the sides behind the panels full of water. I just used a punch and popped a couple 1/4" holes in the bottom so it could drain and never had a problem again lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb4ugotobed View Post
    ...and the sides behind the panels full of water....
    My rear corners are self draining too !!

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    In that case... I'd recommend to the original poster to leave it alone. Eventually it appears the P5 will fix itself of those pesky water leaks!

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