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Old 02-01-2013, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BashedBarrique View Post
Well the car wasn't submerged or anything. As far as I can tell the carpet just got wet and the condensation accumulated in the trunk from sitting closed up for a month.

Are BMW's such delicate hot house flowers that you can't leave the sunroof open in a rainstorm without selling the car for salvage?
Well, I won't speak for BMWs, but I do know that more than one B5 series Passat (same time frame as the 2006 325) went toes up for just that reason. If you put a quart or so of water in the passenger footwell, you would start killing modules.

Do I think getting rain in is a guaranteed problem? Not if you dry the car out right away, but that doesn't sound like what happened here. It sounds like it got wet and was left that way. I would guess that if it was condensing water in the trunk, it was condensing water elsewhere, and that's certainly not going to help anything.

The BT cable does have a strong following here, and Orient's fuse check is certainly a fast/no cost thing to hit today.
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
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