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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-03-2014, 02:58 PM
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Kicker Subwoofer question (really nervous)

i got in my car after school to find my subwoofer wet, also the amps are really warm. they never get warm like this. and nobody has been in there jammin out. does anybody have a solution for this? i really do not want to put any more money into my speakers if possible
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Explain how your subwoofers are wet?
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sorry i should have been more clear. just the face of it is wet, almost like dew or condensation, but im pretty sure nothing inside my car was wet.

and yes it was raining a little bit last night, but all windows were up, including the sunroof. and there are no leaks in any of the seals
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everything inside was completely dry
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:47 PM
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Did you check the spare tire area? I've seen water collect there before. Also what is the humidity and outside temp? There has to be a way the water is getting in. Running them with any moisture leads to the possibility of damage. I would get a hose and try to replicate the rain you received...
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Are your subs mounted in the trunk? a little more info would be awesome.
how is everything wired to the car? have you checked the trunk seals for cracks, etc?
how much water are you talking? what is the temp outside? your amps will retain some of the outdoors heat if they are exposed to it at all whether directly or indirectly.
we need more info.
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Did you check the spare tire area? I've seen water collect there before. Also what is the humidity and outside temp? There has to be a way the water is getting in. Running them with any moisture leads to the possibility of damage. I would get a hose and try to replicate the rain you received...
Definitely check your spare tire well. I've had water collection in mine, but there was no other evidence of water entry. Also double check all of your seals, I've heard on the sedans the tail light seals will go bad.
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my spare tire area was open for some reason, so that's probably why the sub was wet and why the amp was hot running the sub because it got blocked off from air flow. I still don't know why my other amp was running hot though. everything is ok now, I sat in my car and just listened to music somewhat loud for about 15 minutes and everything was at the right temperature. so I appreciate the idea of the spare tire well being wet because im certain that was the issue
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:08 PM
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Glad you got it figured out. I still have no explanation on why water collects there. I still see moisture in mine from time to time. Its why I still have the stock audio in...
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