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My 124 seems to be leaking water into the cabin through some of the mechanical bits on the manual top after and during heavy rain. I get a steady drip the day after it rains. Fairly frequent drips while raining but not steady. It almost looks like it is coming from behind that "cap". I see no signs of where it could be coming from on the "outside" part of the top. Any ideas?

I will add this to my list of issues with the top, including:

  • Grab handle detaches 90% of the time when operating the top
  • Two spots where the top seals against the windshield have begun to separate
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I just took a look at my car and that's an odd place for water to be dripping from. I first thought it might be entering from the very far side of the windshield trim and working its way down but that looks decently sealed.

One place to inspect would be here. It could be getting underneath the top above the trim and working its way into this latch point. Inspect there and see if you see any evidence of it.

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The next possibility could be through this gap somehow. Have you had your top down and it got sprayed with water on that side while in the stored position?

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I just took a look at my car and that's an odd place for water to be dripping from. I first thought it might be entering from the very far side of the windshield trim and working its way down but that looks decently sealed.

One place to inspect would be here. It could be getting underneath the top above the trim and working its way into this latch point. Inspect there and see if you see any evidence of it.

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The next possibility could be through this gap somehow. Have you had your top down and it got sprayed with water on that side while in the stored position?

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Okay, so I checked these out and unfortunately there's no sign of water at either of these points. The first picture looks exactly like yours and the second one I didn't feel or see anywhere that water could be slipping in. I've had the top completely down in rain before when it snuck up on me, but we're talking > 9 months ago. Otherwise, no.

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Hi,

My 124 seems to be leaking water into the cabin through some of the mechanical bits on the manual top after and during heavy rain. I get a steady drip the day after it rains. Fairly frequent drips while raining but not steady. It almost looks like it is coming from behind that "cap". I see no signs of where it could be coming from on the "outside" part of the top. Any ideas?

I will add this to my list of issues with the top, including:

  • Grab handle detaches 90% of the time when operating the top
  • Two spots where the top seals against the windshield have begun to separate
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Hi Clutch_22,

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing this, I certainly understand why it would be concerning. If you are not able to determine a solution based on suggestions provided by fellow forum members, I recommend connecting with your local Fiat dealer as they are in the best position to determine the cause of this concern.

If you end up working with your dealer, please let us know. We would be more than happy to provide you with additional support for that process.

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My original convertible top leaked like this. As others have said - time for the dealer. The good news is, after mine was replaced there’s no more leaks - I’m sure you’ll have similar results.
 

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Hi Clutch_22,

Sorry to hear that you are experiencing this, I certainly understand why it would be concerning. If you are not able to determine a solution based on suggestions provided by fellow forum members, I recommend connecting with your local Fiat dealer as they are in the best position to determine the cause of this concern.

If you end up working with your dealer, please let us know. We would be more than happy to provide you with additional support for that process.

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My original convertible top leaked like this. As others have said - time for the dealer. The good news is, after mine was replaced there’s no more leaks - I’m sure you’ll have similar results.
Thanks, guys. I will find a Fiat dealer and schedule an appointment.

Maybe they can look at my messed up rear-view mirror, too.
 

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Thanks, guys. I will find a Fiat dealer and schedule an appointment.

Maybe they can look at my messed up rear-view mirror, too.
Hi Clutch_22,

If you're not familiar with any Fiat dealers near you, please know that you can head to https://www.fiatusa.com/find-dealer.html and enter your ZIP code to locate the closest dealers in your area. If you see any dealerships that have received a Customer First award this means that this dealer has achieved the highest level of customer experience recognition in five core areas: people, facility, processes, customer metrics and training certification. Our team is just a private message away if you would like any additional support for that process.

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Hi Clutch_22,

If you're not familiar with any Fiat dealers near you, please know that you can head to https://www.fiatusa.com/find-dealer.html and enter your ZIP code to locate the closest dealers in your area. If you see any dealerships that have received a Customer First award this means that this dealer has achieved the highest level of customer experience recognition in five core areas: people, facility, processes, customer metrics and training certification. Our team is just a private message away if you would like any additional support for that process.

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Thanks, Mark. I sent a PM.
 
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