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Old 04-03-2009, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Water Infiltration

Alright so I'm driving along in the rain and from the corner of my eye I see a drop of water fall on my passenger side.

The A pillar is soaked and my floor is soaked. The windshield of the car has never been changed.

Has anyone heard of this before? She's sleeping in the garage drying out as it is still raining tonight.

Anyone have any ideas or can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance folks.

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So after a little investigation I figured out the problem.

I took off the A-pillar cover on the passenger side, then proceeded to take down the sun visor and the OH-SHIT handle, again on the passenger side. I figured the water had to be coming from the weather stripping on the side of the car or from the sun roof. I pulled back the headliner a little and started feeling around. Opened the roof all the way and at the front corner passenger side is a drainage hole for water to drain from the roof channel down through the car and onto the ground. The drainage hole is connected to the water exit channel by a rubber tube. The end connecting to the channel had come undone... don't know how. I plugged it back in and tie-wrapped it so it would not come apart again.

To test I poured a glass of water carefully into the sunroof channel and the water drained.... a couple of minutes later the water was dripping on my garage floor.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to put my car back together again and dry my carpet....

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Thanks guys. I'll try to put together a DIY and post it but unfortunately it's difficult to take pics of the drainage hole and the tube.

Maybe I can find some schematics to help in case others encounter the same thing with their e46's.
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