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Does anyone know any tricks to reseating the piece in the attached picture? I've tried pushing the rubber back in with a trim tool, but it doesn't really want to reseat.

This gasket was removed to fish a wire through for a trunk hatch light. The instructions just say "remove" and "replace" this piece, nothing about how you're actually supposed to get it back on though :frown2:.

 

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It's been a few months since I pulled mine out (rear dash cam wire), but as I recall, there's a solid white plastic piece inside the boot. If I'm remembering things correctly, I separated that out and was able to snap it into the hole much easier. Afterwards, the boot pretty easily went over the top of it. You may also check the other end for hints -- I seem to recall that despite that lower part of the grommet looking like it should go in the hole, I don't think it did.
 

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I just did this the other day running dashcam wire thru myself.
You need to pop the white plastic collar up and out. Then put the rubber on that. Make sure its fully seated on it. Then reinstall the whole thing back.
Again, the trick is to pop up/out the white collar. Push the rubber on it so its seated in the molded grooves the push the entire piece back in the hole.

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