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Old 06-23-2012, 11:16 AM
zhan zhan is offline
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Sunroof drain hole leaks?

I know this is a major problem for all BMWs, but does anyone have any tips on getting this issue cleared up? My sunroof doesn't leak all the time, but I think if its parked at a certain angle or something and the rain is torrential then the rear driver side gets wet.

I had the indy shop blew the lines and they replaced the vapor barrier and it still has not cured the issue completely... better than before perhaps, but still not 100%
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:56 AM
Frenchx3 Frenchx3 is offline
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Could be your rear door seal....check out this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=627293
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:20 AM
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Could be your rear door seal....check out this thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=627293

Hmm, never thought about that.
Thanks a lot, I will check it out this weekend
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:28 AM
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Water in cargo area.

Hey just bought a 2005 X3 and having the same problem. I park my car on my driveway which is on a steep angle. We had some heavy rain last week and I noticed water under the left rear cargo netting. I pulled the netting piece out and was all wet back there. Also found water around battery. After taking things apart found it to leaking from roof and running down to cargo area. Did a water test and found rear glass of panaramic roof you could see water coming in. Cleaned out drain tube and hole and water does drain out the bottom of car. Took it to my mechanic yesterday and he blew out the other drains on roof. He also adjusted rear glass because he said it was sitting up to high. He also said its normal for some water to leak in onto the tracks. Thats the way its designed to work. Told me to try it and see what happens. I have been reading alot of threads on this forum about this problem. Some talk about getting a new cassette installed at about $3000. I read a service procedure that someone posted online about BMW replacing pre Oct 2005 with a new type of cassette. My question is will BMW cover this at no cost even if my car is out of warranty? My car was manufactured 06/05. Anybody with any info would be very helpful.
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