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      05-23-2019, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question X3 Passenger Side Water Leak

Hi, first post. Thanks for having me on this forum. I have a second gen X3 and my driveway is on a downward angle. During the last few rain storms Iíve been experiencing water leaking in on the passenger side floor. It appears to be coming in from the frame right under the glove box.

Has anyone experienced this? Any opinions of this might be an easy fix or just take it to the dealer? Iím not under warranty any longer.
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      05-23-2019, 11:01 AM   #2
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You have a drain hole(s) plugged. Unless your have a leak in the windshield via weather-stripping--my bet is the plug. Open the moonroof, look at the both corners and you will see drainage holes. Clear it via compressed air, or some other method.
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I'd check moon roof weather stripping, windshield seal, and passenger door weather stripping. Good luck with that. Nothing worse than a car that smells like a wet dog.
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...and there's lots of water there too...dang
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That's too much water to be a door seal. I agree you a have drain plugged. Use a wet/dry shop vac to suck the water out. Then once you fix the leak, use a little carpet shampoo and a garden watering can to flood the carpet at the same time you suck it up. I clean carpet that way all the time. Get's it clean down to the backing.
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Getting the water out

New member here, first time posting. All the Threads talk about using a shop vac to remove the water. However, mine got so wet that I need to remove the carpet to get it dried out. I did a search but didn't find a link. Does anyone have any links/info on how to remove the carpet and/or a source for replacement carpet? Thanks.

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New member here, first time posting. All the Threads talk about using a shop vac to remove the water. However, mine got so wet that I need to remove the carpet to get it dried out. I did a search but didn't find a link. Does anyone have any links/info on how to remove the carpet and/or a source for replacement carpet? Thanks.

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The carpet itself should be fine. The carpet in modern cars has a thick rubber backing. Water will not rot it. Your issue may be that you got so much water in that it got behind the carpet. But the carpet itself you can flood pretty good and suck it up as you go. When I buy a car used, I always do a thorough carpet clean - I probably use 3 or 4 gallons of water on it. To get the carpet out you need to pull the seats. Maybe even the center console. If it were me, I'd pull the door sill trim and life the carpet a bit and see what's going on before I did all that.
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See the recent thread on F25 Sunroof Drain Location. Hopefully will help you.
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2013 X3 blocked sunroof drains

Hi, I just had the same problem on my 2013 x3 on the front passenger side (RHD) like above. I opened the sunroof and poured water from a bottle slowly in the front corners one at a time. The right one drain slowly but did drain. The left one did not drain at all. After seeing a YouTube video of the f25 x3 I found out that the sunroof drains in the engine compartment under the black plastic moulding. After removing the moulding you will see a small black tube sticking out. I stuck my finger inside and wiggled it around for about 5 minutes and the used the strimmer wire in it and checked the drainage again by pouring water and it drained quicker than the right hand side drain. Luckily it rained the next day and it did not leak again. So far.
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