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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 PM
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my 2005 x5 is leaking water from the area where the controls are for the courtesy lights , the garage door transmiter and the pano roof controls,does that mean my roof is leaking. Any input, my mechanic says the pano roofs are nightmares could he be right.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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my 2005 x5 is leaking water from the area where the controls are for the courtesy lights , the garage door transmiter and the pano roof controls,does that mean my roof is leaking. Any input, my mechanic says the pano roofs are nightmares could he be right.
by what I've seen around the forums, your mechanic is right about the pano roof. use the search feature, you might be able to find some info.
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If water was leaking into the interior from the pano roof area in my X and both panels appeared to be closed and level with no apparent gap for severe water infiltration...I wouldn't necessarily blame the pano roof first. My first inclination would be to check the "DRAINS" inside the pano roof cassette to see if one or more is blocked or plugged with debris etc. The pano roof is set up to handle some water infiltration which should flow into the drains...so again, if the roof panels are closed properly, I would look for another culprit...like the drains as the cause of the water not flowing out of the area properly. Have you opened the access panel to see if you can trace where the water is coming from?

If you open the roof panels & can find the drains, you could also take a small container of water (and perhaps a small funnel) and test each drain to see if they are draining properly by pouring water down them. There are 4 drains altogether...one on each corner...see #8 (front left/right) & #9 (rear left/right) in diagram below:

pano sunroof diagram & part nbr index: http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...22&hg=54&fg=05

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