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Unread 03-22-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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looks like the drain line was off from your battery, once you clean that stuff up, if I were you, I would undercoat the battery compartment
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Unread 03-22-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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It may have splashed in from underneath. Have you driven through any big puddles?
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It may have splashed in from underneath. Have you driven through any big puddles?
Well i drive in the rain alot...but thats a huge design flaw if so. I havent driven through puddles big enough to submerge my rear arpon.
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k thnx dude.

I sanded off any thick surface rust and wd-40'd the rest and wiped it clean. Cleaned the bolts for the battery tray and sparyed the area with undercoating. Only complaint is that its black, but what ever u cant see it. Now my only question is where did the water come from. And wheres that drain plug connect to.
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trunk seal mine does it too just suck it out -with a shop vac and put a new trunk seal in
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The same thing happened to my 325 it was the trunk seal. To get rid of the water happening again i just drilled a hole through the bottom of it. It may not be the most conventional way of doing it but it worked.
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i better go check my batt compartment!

i know the sunroof has a drain that comes out near there, somewhere behind the bumper. maybe its coming from there, maybe from the rear light assembly isnt sealer?
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You guys need an E36 . . that way the water draining shorts out the tail lights instead of collecting at the battery
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same thing happened to me all you need to do is replace the trunk lid seal and everything should be fine
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same thing happened to me all you need to do is replace the trunk lid seal and everything should be fine
thnx. Im going down to the dealship after i pay off my current debt. Ill pick one of those up and a couple of other seals.
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i would also check that sunroof drain, heres a picture.

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i would also check that sunroof drain, heres a picture.

...ahhhhh Im gona go out and check that
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I occasionally get a little bit of water on the battery side since the left taillights leak everytime it rains..If it rains enough it can get over there too. Has anyelse had this problem? If so how did you fix it?
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i had a similar problem... it was filling up with water on the opposite side, my antena seal was bad. for dyrte i think u just need a new seal if its ur taillight thats leaking...
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I was looking at it closer today and put a hose on the car to see where exactly its leaking..its where the taillight lense seal is for now i put a little bit of tape over it since i need paint anyways just til i can do something better
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