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Anyone have a problem with a gasket coming out from underneath the high-mount brake light on the back window? On the back window you have the high mount brake light in the black plastic housing. There is rubber gasket that keeps sagging between the window and the black plastic just underneath the light. Dealer fixed once, but now it is back. Very annoying.

Sorry for incorrect spelling of topic. Spell check doesn't cover topic headers.

[This message has been edited by sab2624 (edited 04-30-2001).]
 

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Yep, I just had this fixed by the dealer when I took it in for an oil change. It was the gasket that goes between the outside of the window and the rear hatch spoiler. The service advisor told me they have been having problems with the third brake lens braking when taking this spoiler off to fix the gaskets.......

Luckliy they didn't break mine, atlest as far as I know..... :)

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Mine sagged for years

Mine's a 2001; I have seen numerous 2nd generation Ody's with this gasket hanging. I had some bodywork done last year (not on the hatch) and it was mysteriously either fixed or missing when I got the car back. Probably they just cut it off.
 

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There is a TSB Tailgate Spoiler Is Cracked or Seal is Hanging #01-061 for all 2000 and some 2001s. The solution was to replace the entire spoiler under warranty (which now has expired). I just glued one of the rubber seals back in place.
 

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Worth a try with the extended warranty. Do you have a rattle as a result of a missing spoiler seal? Is your spoiler cracked near the washer nozzle? Be sure to cite the TSB #.
 

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Mine did that too. A 3 or 4 inch piece of it hung for a while and I think the dealer just pulled it off and that was that. Does anyone know if anything detrimental will happen if that is left as is without part of that gasket? I didn't realize there was a TSB out on it. I still have 9,000 miles on my extended warranty.
 

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When I first bought my '01 in 2003, it had the rear gasket hanging down slightly. I asked about it, and the dealer said they usually just pull it off instead of replacing because it eventually will hang down again. They took it off, and I haven't had a problem since.
 

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Spoiler Gasket Repair Tip

I fixed this on my 99 Ody using 3M Weather Stripping Adhesive (about $4 at auto store). Its black and the stickiest stuff you'll ever see. So far its holding great and should work better than original double stick tape that was used by Honda.

- Remove Tailgate interior upper trim to expose 4 nuts that hold on the spoiler.

- Remove the nuts. There is also a snap in the middle to release. I could not get it off thru the small hole provided, so I left it in and wedged a piece of 1.5" wood between the spoiler and the glass so I could work.

- Remove all the rubber gaskets, noting where they are. Remove the adhesive tape, clean them with lighter fluid and roughen with sandpaper.

- Remove the adhesive tape from the spoiler, clean with lighter fluid and roughen with sandpaper.

- Apply the new adhesive per directions and reassemble.

They are not kidding on the adhesive package: Don't get this on your hands. Wear rubber gloves. Lacquer thinner works well to remove it.

I believe the purpose of the gasket is to prevent the spoiler slapping the glass when closing the tailgate and to prevent vibration against the glass while driving, so i did not want to just remove it.

1999 Ody, 114,000 miles

Update: Sep 2010, fix is still holding. Now at 150,000 miles and 4th tranny.
 
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