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Old 01-17-2019, 12:55 PM
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My 2017 leaked at the grab handle. It was the windshield seal, fixed under warranty.
 
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:59 PM
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My 2017 leaked at the grab handle. It was the windshield seal, fixed under warranty.
Thanks, I'm going to make an appointment next week to get the windshield resealed.

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Old 01-17-2019, 05:35 PM
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Thanks, I'm going to make an appointment next week to get the windshield resealed.

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Make sure they are going to take it out to fix it right. My dealer tried smearing some sealant on the top of my windshield, which I quickly rejected.
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:45 PM
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Well, I took it a shop that does windshield replacement and they could find anything wrong with the seal.

Before I take to a shop that specializes in finding leaks I was wondering if there might be drains in the pillars that are clogged. Where I park the truck it gets lots of pine needles.

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Old 01-22-2019, 06:00 PM
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There are drain tubes on the moonroof. With the roof open, you can pour water slowly on the track and see it drain by the fender.

It's not hard to remove the grab handle, sun visor, visor clip, driver's door seal, and then pull down on the headliner to see what's going on. It sounds like several steps, but it takes only a few minutes. That's how I confirmed the issue was my windshield. Of course, you can just run a hose up the side and across the top of the windshield for a few minutes to see if the grab handle starts leaking with almost no work at all.
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:35 PM
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I don't have a moonroof or clearance light on the roof, but I do have the satellite antenna of course.

We're supposed to get some nice weather for the next few days so I'll try to pull the headliner down a bit. After pulling the grab handle I was a little reluctant to go further after seeing the airbag.

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Old 01-26-2019, 05:44 PM
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Well, I think I finally found the source of the leak. It appears to be the satellite antenna.

I pulled down the headliner. Not as easy as it looked on YouTube.


I showered the roof of the truck for about three hours and found some water on the label of the headliner.


Right above the water drops is the satellite antenna. When I felt the bolt that secures the antenna, it was wet. The bolt is removed in the photo.


The seals look good but I did apply some sealant.


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Old 01-27-2019, 05:15 AM
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Good to know. I'm at the stage in my life I would of just caulked around the antenna base with black or clear carefully.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:23 AM
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Good to know. I'm at the stage in my life I would of just caulked around the antenna base with black or clear carefully.
Knowing what I know now, I agree.

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Old 01-28-2019, 07:50 PM
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Good job, sorry I sent you down the wrong path.

I need to pull my headliner down to replace my cab clearance lights. I've got a set of smoked lens, LED clearance lights to replace the OEM orange lights with. I kind of like them to disappear during the day, I just haven't found enough energy to actually replace them yet.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:33 PM
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Good job, sorry I sent you down the wrong path.
No worries. Hopefully that's all it was.

BTW, there's a good video on YouTube showing clearance lights installation.

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