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      11-10-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Active Spoiler / trunk waterfall

Anyone else have an issue with water literally showering the rear pillars, rear speakers and seat release latch after accumulating rain water? Every time it rains and I have to open the rear hatch I have to towel dry half the trunk
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      11-10-2015, 05:25 PM   #2
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Mine seems ok Been raining all last week.
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      11-10-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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I haven't looked but there must be weep holes that allow the spoiler recess to drain. Yours are probably clogged. I've never had the problem you describe.
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      11-11-2015, 01:01 PM   #4
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I have that issue as well. Enough to keep a terry cloth towel in back to wipe up when it happens bad.
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      11-20-2015, 10:42 AM   #5
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Not here. Could it be that the drain holes are covered what with it being autumn and loads of crap flying around?
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I have this issue as well. I opened the boot after I washed the car the day before, and had to towel dry the boot...will check later if the drain hole is clogged.
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      12-25-2015, 09:06 PM   #7
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True enough. There are 2 drain holes on each side of the active spoiler's stand, and found leaves, dirt and grease. Removed what I can but going to ask the dealer to do it when I bring it for oil service next week.
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      12-26-2015, 10:15 AM   #8
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I will have to check where these drain holes are on mine.
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      12-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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Yes.
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      12-29-2015, 05:17 PM   #10
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Has anyone got any pictures of where these holes are supposed to be located?

I raised the spoiler but couldn't see any ducting.
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I removed some leaves and grime in the "H" shape looking fixture on the right of the spoiler stand. It was still accumulating water until I highlighted the issue when I brought the car for oil service.

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      01-04-2016, 04:28 PM   #12
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Thanks I will look for that, I looked the other day but didn't notice what you have shown.
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The drainage under the rear spoiler is working well on my car. I had quite a bit of snow and ice in the area shown in the picture above . The next morning it was all gone and dry.
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      01-07-2016, 08:33 PM   #14
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Rapid64k, the guys at the dealer told me they flushed it with water. Maybe you can try.

Tores, mine used to store water for days (or until I open the trunk...). porbably good when it is newer but my car turned 2 years couple of months back.
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Rapid64k, the guys at the dealer told me they flushed it with water. Maybe you can try.

Tores, mine used to store water for days (or until I open the trunk...). porbably good when it is newer but my car turned 2 years couple of months back.
Hi liveevil,

I have not had an issue yet. I just want to know where it is just in case I had a problem.
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took mine to the dealership .. spoke to the manager and he thinks it's a design flaw ... even if the drain whole aren't clogged, there are still high points that prevent water from reaching the drains....
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Has anyone got any pictures of where these holes are supposed to be located?

I raised the spoiler but couldn't see any ducting.
How do you raise the spoiler when the car is parked up pls?
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Check this posting about the same issue: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1261746

To raise the spoiler there is a button on the drivers arm rest, press and hold till it locks in to the raised position.
I raise mine every time I wash the car.
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Check this posting about the same issue: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1261746

To raise the spoiler there is a button on the drivers arm rest, press and hold till it locks in to the raised position.
I raise mine every time I wash the car.
Thank you I will check (never looked )
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Anyone else have an issue with water literally showering the rear pillars, rear speakers and seat release latch after accumulating rain water? Every time it rains and I have to open the rear hatch I have to towel dry half the trunk
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I get a bit of water dripping into the boot when it has rained and I open it but nothing like you describe.
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Rain usually drains well, but on sometimes water gets in that hasn't made it to the channels yet. Ice is more of a pain after we get snow.
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FYI: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/20...47774-9999.pdf
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