Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E70) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-24-2019, 01:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 34
2011x5 is on a distinguished road
Is there a cover to to this section???

Iv been having a water intrusion problem for 3 months now. I took apart the front passenger side section apart and under the cabin filter i found these wires. I can see water dripping down onto them and the harness and im guessing thats what throwing all the lights check engine, trans etc... only when its raining, as soon as it dries all codes go away within a few drive cycles. Is there a oem cover for this section i dont think they would leave these out in th open like that. see video and pic below. Tnx

https://youtu.be/mavf_ZwDp70

Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 02-24-2019, 12:12 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 6,383
ard is on a distinguished road
Should be a drain under that section to let the water out.....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-24-2019, 12:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 34
2011x5 is on a distinguished road
there is but all those wires are getting soaked and something is setting off all my dash lights everytime it rains even if its a small amount of rain. i know its in the front i tested with a hose eveytime the water goes on the windshield this happens.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-24-2019, 08:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 161
Hack213 is on a distinguished road
I had same issues u need to buy all the trims ontop of the air filter etc windshield cowl trims and replace them so water won't get in .


These trims all are made of some sort of Fiberglass and they break easily a lot of what Chinese sellers have plastic ones which I purchased message me if u need links
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-25-2019, 02:33 AM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 6,383
ard is on a distinguished road
I guess I just assumed that ALL the stock covers, cowlings, drains, bits and bobs are in place and not broken....


BMW Parts Catalog


or getbmwparts.com,



or https://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/


GL


(That area is designed to get wet- in general everything under the hood is... so if just a little water causes you issues I wonder if something else is going on with a open module, damaged seal, etc...)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-25-2019, 05:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 178
heatmizr is on a distinguished road
IF we are talking about the three piece shroud (plus foam rubber strip on top) that guides all the water from the windshield base away from the testy bits:
The original parts were prone to cracking from heat cycles. BMW revised the fiber content in these parts a couple years ago, they are supposed to last longer now.
Ppl complain about them being pricey, I didn't think they were too bad (using CCA discount), as they are kind of important. I got new ones last summer and installed all. Very pleased.
__________________
2012 e70 X5 50i MSport "The Boss" black on black *Well Optioned*

Last edited by heatmizr; 02-25-2019 at 05:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.