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Old 07-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Dora Balzer Dora Balzer is offline
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water damage to electric windows, drivers main control panel nonoperative

I detailed the interior of my car using water (didn't hose it down but scrubbed and rinsed with cloth and water) and now my control panel on drivers door is not working (can't operate electric windows and both side mirrors. I need assistance on how I can diagnose and repair this myself...please help.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:29 PM
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water damage to electric windows, drivers main control panel nonoperative

Control panel on driver's door? Are you sure you are in the correct forum for your car. The E46 only has L/R outside mirror controls on the drivers door. The window controls are on the center console.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:40 AM
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Control panel on driver's door? Are you sure you are in the correct forum for your car. The E46 only has L/R outside mirror controls on the drivers door. The window controls are on the center console.

She's driving an X3.




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Old 08-01-2014, 09:53 PM
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water damage to electric windows, drivers main control panel nonoperative

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She's driving an X3.

Ok, that makes more sense. Wrong forum. This forum is for the E46 3-series. The driver's control on the X3 is a smart module. Microprocessor controlled and serial bus communication back to the general module 5. This setup was never used in the E46 even though they both use the general module 5.

The door module is most likely hopelessly water damaged and will need to be replaced.

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