Date: 6 Nov 2014
You have to be very careful when cleaning the Headliner especially in BMW, I’ve used this product:
Spray on the Headliner wait for 20 seconds then wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
I’ve used this one:
3M Microfiber Electronics Cleaning Cloth.
I have replaced the front oem windshield in the local authorized BMW dealer they have replaced the following parts:
1- 51317203857 Windshield for vehicles with climate comfort windscreen and rain & light sensor.
2- 51317061967 Windshield Moulding – Upper.
3- 51137133292 Windshield Moulding – Lower.
4- 51717180743 Rain Tray / Water Deflector.
5- 64116928326 Condensation Sensor ( it is behined the rear view mirror cover you cant use the old one, it will break if you take it out)
and they used OEM polyurethane BMW / MINI adhesive:
I’m not sure if they used the triangl shape method to apply the adhesive but it seems a fail-safe way to prevent leaks.
The fix !:
it appears that leak is not from the windshield it is from the seal of the door vapor barrier AKA Sound Insulating foam.
this barrier is sticked to the door using Butylband tape (Butylene tape) from BMW:
Part Number 83190153321
All BMW workshop accessories are here:
I went to one of BMW garages to do the job, they removed the door panel and removed the old seal.
Then they applied the new seal.
And using Seam Roller tool to seal the edges.
No more water leaks during rain of car wash and nothing was wrong in the sealing of the windshield.
BMW E90 335i 2007 AC fail and leak with sound and green liquid and smell
Pressure hose “compressor to condenser” problem part# 64539239768
this is not the sound of the engine, this is the sound of the leak, I’ve switched-off the engine already, no over-heating issues
Pull the knob up with your fingers,
order part# 51167155634
remove gear shift knob, just press the button and pull up, make sure the gear is on neutral, to do that .. put the car key and press START without break, then press the break and change to neutral,
remove the cover of the gear selecting lever, just pull it up, disconnect the 2 cable connectors, the white and the blue,
hold the cover center console from the hole of the gear shift and pull it up,
disconnect the lighter cable,
disconnect the controller cable, and unscrew the 4 T20 Torx screws,
replace the controller cover,
reverse the dissemble process,