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    2003 E39 Touring sterling grey

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  1. gorba2000

    Ac/heater blower

    All done. Was easy enough, although rather fiddly. 30mins max and it was done. All working properly now. Thanks everyone for the advice
  2. gorba2000

    Ac/heater blower

    Many Thanks. Part on order from BMW. £85!!! Will let you know how the DIY goes
  3. gorba2000

    Ac/heater blower

    Any idea what part number was? Also how easy was it to change and where is it located?
  4. gorba2000

    Ac/heater blower

    Is that a fault suggestion or a question? If a question, as the title suggests heater blower.
  5. gorba2000

    Ac/heater blower

    Driving home from work the other day and heard my fan stop working. Didn't think anything of it at the time as I was literally home. So next time I drove the car went to put AC on and nothing coming out. So I've checked my fuses and the 2 mammoth fuses being the glove box appear fine. So my questions are Is there anything else I should check? What is the most probable fault? How much $$$$ is this likely to set me back ? Is it easy to fix (diy)? Thanks in advance
  6. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    Nasty, hope that's not the case with mine looks like a pain to sort. Did you notice intermittent faults with your central locking prior to it stopping (I.e as they were perhaps starting to go?) Anyone know where the equivalent wires would be on my touring?
  7. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    So the water pooling in the boot from the fuel cap is annoying, but not the cause of my gremlins. I will be putting a line of silicone to stop that soon enough (when I remember to buy some silicone). That particular ingress isn't going anywhere near my electrics as there's a hose directing it below all the electrics into the bootwell. So I'm thinking it's from somewhere else, hence my query to BarryM. I did look at the wiring which runs along the roof and into the boot hatch by the hinges. They were ever so slightly damp, but the wires didn't appear split anywhere, so should be fine. It was a pain in the backside getting the black plastic housing back on!
  8. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    Where abouts do you mean Barry ?
  9. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    Ok, source of water ingress has been located, hallelujah! The rubber seal around the petrol filler cap has perished. As water level rises it gets behind the seal and spills over the lip, where it then travels down a small hose and drips/pours out into the bootwell. Does anybody know if you can change these seals and is it an easy job? Or does anyone have another solution which works? At the moment I'm not able to confirm 100% that this is the cause of the electrical gremlins . I just sure hope so!
  10. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    I have no access to a ramp, but had peek underneath yesterday and the bottom of the petrol tank on the right side did seem damp. I have had the boot floor lifted for the last 4 days, to easily check water levels. But previously the boot carpet was bone dry, so waters definitely not coming from above, so must be side or underneath. Surely though, if the water was coming in from wheel arch the water would be filthy? The water in my boot well is clean. Jacked car yesterday and jacking point seemed fine, although must admit I never paid much attention to it.
  11. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    So after some investigation I have found that the water seems to be coming in from the point indicated on the picture. I initially thought fuel filler cap, but mine seems in good nick and water is pooling in there and there doesn't seem to be any leaks. I drove to work in the pouring rain yesterday and while there was a little bit of water build up in the boot well when I stopped it wasn't that much. Today, driving in the relative dry I have got home and there is more water in the boot well that yesterday. I can only think that the rain over night has pooled somewhere and as I have driven it has emptied into my boot. I just cant fathom it out!!!!! Where is it coming from? Rear light surround inside is bone dry so don't believe its the seal/gasket on that. i had a quick look in the wheel arch but unfortunately i couldn't get my wheel off to have a proper look. someone has well over tightened the nuts! anyway without a good look its hard to say there are no issues under there, but the arch liner seemed intact and I couldn't see any glaring problems.
  12. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    So I had 10 minutes to spare so started going through the list of potential issues. Easiest to check was the boot floor under the spare wheel. It was drenched!! There was about an inch of water there. Took a while to get rid of it, but I noticed quite a few wires heading underneath the big black round thing in the middle, I would imagine whatever is under there was sopping wet too but i simply didnt have the time to get it off and check. Job for tomorrow perhaps. What is under that black thing? Secondly anyone have suggestions for where I can start looking for where this water is coming in?
  13. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    So if I were to disconnect this troublesome item, will i notice a difference at all? Can I survive without it basically or is it best to replace?
  14. gorba2000

    Central locking remote&manual stopped working.

    Ok just checked and I do have this webasto thing. Where is it and what do I check? Oh and what is it?
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