This morning, I got into my 2002 530 and wnet to put something in the
back. The carpeting in the rear passenger seat was wet. I took the
floor mat out and it was soaking wet. It did rain hard last night here
in the NY area, but all the windows, and sunroof were closed tight and
everything else was dry. There was not thing to indicate what happened.
Any one have a clue? this is really bizzare. thanks.
I have had the same problem with my 2002 325. So far the local dealer
has replaced the vapor barrier, refitted the door seals, replaced the
windows seals, reseated the hinge grommets, and most recently replaced
the vapor barrier again, each time believeing this to "definitely be
the problem". I am now waitng for the next lot of rain to check it out
- needless to say I am not confident. If anyone has any other bright
ideas I would really welcome the input.
I do have a sunrooof, I i saw posts on this last night. But I can not
see the drains... I must be blind. Can anyone help me out?
Also the car had sat during the rainstorms the previous night, I was
not driving. And Yes, there were no passengers with problems back
Also, Where can I get a hold of TSB # 510400, "Door Sound/Vapor Barrier
- Water Leaks."
Thanks for the help.
On 13 May 2006 08:42:17 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I think you would see plain evidence of water ingress through the
sunroof. It's always *possible* that's where it came from but I'll
bet dollars to donuts it's not.
With great difficulty, if at all. BMW TSBs are not officially made
available to average Joes like you and me. You can google up lists of
them by number and name but I never found the contents of them
anywhere on line.
The fix is a new vapor barrier, tape and a couple of hours labor if
the car is out of warranty.
You can test the drainage system by opening the sunroof and poring
water into the area where rainwater would get into. It should drain
out the bottom the car. If it doesn't, you've identified your
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