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Old 07-01-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Need Help Water Leakage in Cabine

Hello all,

After the hard raining in this 2 days, I found out that I had a water leakage in my car. Does any E46 owners experience the same thing? It's on the passenger side, it shock me that I the whole carpet is soaking wet. I tested out with a hose, and I found out that the water is coming in at the bottom of the door near the speaker. My speaker is working fine, so I am confuse to know where the hell could the water directed to the cabine, does anyone know any shop that can help me without charging me arms and legs.

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Old 07-01-2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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Sure it's not a lose condensation pipe on the A/C? This happened to my old 5 series a while back. The carpet (& sound deadener) was soaked front and back on the passenger side. It sat at BMW for a week in pieces in order to dry out.
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
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No, I definitely tested out, it sure coming from the door.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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if you have a sunroof, it has 4 drain hoses.. one in each corner. It runs down the A and C pillars. At the bottom the water from the windshield also runs behind that front fender. There are drain holes at the bottom of the car to allow water to pass through.

My guesses are:

a) sunroof hose is clogged or has come loose
b) the drain holes at the bottom of the car have been clogged. Sometimes people clogged these holes unintionally when undercoating the car, leading to the same problem you describe.
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:38 PM   #5
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Justin,

Thank you for your advise, I think it has to be a clog in one of the drainage, so, please advise how can I rectify it.

Thank You!!!
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #6
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The first thing to do is remove the headliner, and check that all the drain hoses are still attached to the sunroof cartridge... do your water test again and see if it's leaking up there.

If not, then remove the kick panel where it's leaking and check the other side of the drain hose and drain hole for any clogs as well. The hose wouldn't leak in the middle.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:26 PM   #7
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Hello Justin,

Thanks for your advise, and I will check it out. I hope it is a easy fix.
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