1997 z3 trunk leak

Asked by Nov 24, 2010 at 07:57 PM about the 1997 BMW Z3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water accumulates around the battery and along the front inside of the trunk after it rains. Is anyone familiar with this problem?
Thanks

7 Answers

135

check any seals and gutters as the seals perish and gutters get blocked

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15

check seal around light on trunk lid. you might be able to seal it with a silicone caulk. this will stop leak.

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1,645

one area to watch is the cavity behind the door where the roof folds into, there is a drain in there that can cause your issue, it can also lead to other electrical problems if not seen to.

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120

Thank you, Luke, for the suggestion. I think it is on the right track. Is this cavity and drain something I can get to and clean out myself, without taking the top off? If so, can you make some suggestions on how to do so? This would be fab if I could take care of it myself!

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1,645

it may be possible with the roof in a half open position, a long nossel air blower will work well to flush the drain out.

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120

I have a leak into the trunk of my 1997 BMW Z3 -- water collects in battery compartment and into back of trunk area. I see the answer here to check gutters that may be blocked. Can you tell me where these gutters are and how to best check for blocks? Thanks! L

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135

check your gutters and any seals-this is a common prob

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