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Passenger side carpet soaked

I have a 2000 323CI, and when it rains the passenger side carpet gets soaked. I did some research on Bimmerwerkz.com and found that the sunroof drain holes can become clogged. I poured water down both of the front drain holes and the driver's side drained outside the car. The passenger side drained inside the car. Is there a hose that may have seperated? If the drain was clogged, water would not have gone down the hole. Does anyone have a diagram of the route the water is supposed to take? I took the side panel off inside the car, but can not see anything that resembles a hose. I did try blowing air down the hole, but did not feel it inside the car. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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try pushing a fine wire down the tube and see if u get any resistance somewhere down the line... the point at where ur wire stops will be where ur clog or break is ;-)
- the natural path of the tube would have to be at the pillars and into the kick panels
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try pushing a fine wire down the tube and see if u get any resistance somewhere down the line... the point at where ur wire stops will be where ur clog or break is ;-)
- the natural path of the tube would have to be at the pillars and into the kick panels
I have looked behind the kick panel, I can't locate a hose anywhere. Any idea where I may find a diagram that will show the path of the hose?
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i'll look into my files and see if i can give u an answer today.

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** double check and make sure it's your sunroof though.... in all cases I have come across of passenger side mat soaking, it was a case of the A/C evaporator drain being clogged
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When I pour water in the sunroof drain hole it just pours out of the passenger side kick panel area. What is confusing is that the carpet gets soaked when the sunroof is closed, and the sunroof seal looks to be in good shape. Maybe I have a blocked AC drain as well. How do I check for that?
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When I pour water in the sunroof drain hole it just pours out of the passenger side kick panel area. What is confusing is that the carpet gets soaked when the sunroof is closed, and the sunroof seal looks to be in good shape. Maybe I have a blocked AC drain as well. How do I check for that?
*hmmm... soaking -sunroof closed? tht isnt a sunroof problem, i think. Try pointing ur hose at the windshield weatherstrip/seal.... that might be where it's leaking.

A/C drain.... turn ur a/c on and you should be able to see water dripping from under your car in the approximate location of the evaporator(tht wd be forward of your shifter). If u dnt see water, dripping then ur a/c drain is clogged or disconnected.
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