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Old 06-12-2016, 05:54 PM
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water leaks

Has anyone had water leaks by drivers door and any fixes
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:24 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! A water leak is most likely caused by either a bad sunroof drain, or a bad interior door weather seal. Both are fairly easy to fix. If you check the wiki on this forum, you will find some great do-it-yourself articles and videos.

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Old 06-12-2016, 06:54 PM
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BMW door seal leaks / etc link

also ....sunroof drain locations

FESTCHIVE sunroof drain cleaning threads and tips

https://www.google.com/search?client...=UTF-8.....see the stuff below from this link....best wishes

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:54 AM
tjensz tjensz is offline
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BMW X3 Sunroof Water Leak

I bought a second hand BMW X3 last year (2006 model) and had a water leak in the footwell just behind the driver's side door. I even had a leak down the front windscreen once from the centre console where the sunroof controller is. This plus the internet made me think it wasn't the door seal but the sunroof. Where I park on the street the car faces downhill. I parked the car at the airport on a level surface for a whole week with heaps of rain in Melbourne and not a drop in the footwell. So I decided to park it facing uphill and no more leaks. Until I parked it at work on a rainy day and it got wet again in the rear footwell. So with the help of the internet, I found these little rubber drain star shaped things under the car just behind the front wheels. I pulled them out and they were full of dirt. On the driver side a bit of water drained out when I pulled it out. Anyway I cleaned them in the sink and pushed them back in. Then I poured water in the outer drain channels of the sunroof with the car facing downhill and the water came out of the rubber grommets okay and no blockages. I turned the car around and faced it uphill and poured the water down the back channels of the sunroof and the water came out near the bumper bar. No idea where these drains are, but it all drained quickly out of the channels and no need to investigate.
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:57 PM
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I cleaned the water drain rubber ends under the drivers door and end of leaks. Boy did that save me a lot of grief.
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