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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 07-28-2014, 01:42 PM
sjones0812 sjones0812 is offline
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Trunk leak from 3rd brake light???

I thought I was getting water in the trunk from my antenna grommet.

I get water in the cubby where the jack goes.

But today after a downpour I went to check the water in the trunk and I just happened to have a box with some plastic on it in the trunk and there was a puddle on top of the plastic and this was away from the side of the car.

It was still a puddle on the left side near the jack. I also did still have a good amount of water in the jack cubby.

Has anyone had this issue?

Maybe it is coming in the 3rd brake light and traveling in the channels on the trunk and leaking out at the low point on the side near the jack.

Any ideas would be great.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:07 PM
dirtx dirtx is offline
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Its most likely coming from the seal behind the brakelight lens. As the water goes down the side channels of the trunk it comes out the back. If the seals are dry or old it will leak. New seals arn't to expensive or you could just take em off and put some silicone seal on them.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:44 PM
bimmerphilster bimmerphilster is offline
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Agree with Dirtx, check seals around tail lights, and also trunk lid seal. Mine was wore and used to get a little water by it
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:49 PM
bimmerphilster bimmerphilster is offline
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A thought just passed by me, isn't there a small flapped vent in that area under the rear bumper wrap around, I know my 85 has one on both sides??? Just a thought and maybe a looksie if ya do
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:44 PM
M-technik-3 M-technik-3 is offline
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Replace the tail light seals and you could do the third brake light seal on the trunk. All 5 minute jobs
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