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water dumping out of the back doors on opening

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by clarkethomason, Aug 25, 2009.

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    clarkethomason

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    On a couple of recent trips with lots of rain I noticed that the rear doors would dump a lot of water after the trip when i opened the rear doors. Just started this on my 2003 540. Any similar problems? Even got one of the mats wet on the left side. Seals look OK.

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    mooseheadm5

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    Search for vapor barrier and you should find everything you need to know. This is a common E39 problem.
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    clarkethomason

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    thanks, any tricks to taking the back door trim off on a 2003 540 to seal it back up, one of the how to links did not open at my office.

    ViolinARC guest

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    Are you referring to the inner door panel? If you are, here is a link to a DIY: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1261718

    Hope this helps...;)

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