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Hi all,


Not sure if this is in the correct section, please move it if its in the wrong section.


I have a 2003 MINI Cooper S R53.


When it rains I have a water leak coming from the Rear View Mirror and the surrounding area (also coming from by the module for the remote/central locking).


The windscreen is original as far as I can tell as it has the BMW/MINI Branding.


The car does NOT have a sunroof.


I do park my car on a downwards incline because my drive is on an incline.


Any idea where else this can be coming from? Is there any type of seal on or around the aerial section?


Would it be likely for an original windscreen to cause this?


Really need to get this sorted before the weather starts getting worse


All help appreciated!

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Everything looks cushty to me.


I have booked the car into a windscreen specialist on wednesday as i have the day off work, hoping they can find and fix the problem :/


Possible causes online seem to be:


Aerial - Some nut/seal causing leakage and needing replacement

Windscreen - Either needs re-bonding or a new top seal

Piller - Some sort of peg and rubber washer deteriorates causing leakage


Hardly any information regarding resolutions online :/


Bloody annoying as im having to put a towel over my dash and vents at night to stop the water dripping through onto the electrics.

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You could water test it...


Remove the rear view mirror by pushing upwards towards the roof, then twisting the whole unit off, there's a wire that connects but you don't need to disconnect that. Then get someone to poor water over the top of the windscreen. I doubt it pillars if your getting water through by the mirror

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You could water test it...


Remove the rear view mirror by pushing upwards towards the roof, then twisting the whole unit off, there's a wire that connects but you don't need to disconnect that. Then get someone to poor water over the top of the windscreen. I doubt it pillars if your getting water through by the mirror

 

I have booked it into a windscreen specialist for this coming Wednesday as I got the day off work, they are going to water test it for me.


They said if the windscreen is the problem then it will cost around £50 + VAT to remove and re-apply with new seals.


Fingers crossed (Y)

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You could water test it...


Remove the rear view mirror by pushing upwards towards the roof' date=' then twisting the whole unit off, there's a wire that connects but you don't need to disconnect that. Then get someone to poor water over the top of the windscreen. I doubt it pillars if your getting water through by the mirror[/quote']

 

I have booked it into a windscreen specialist for this coming Wednesday as I got the day off work, they are going to water test it for me.


They said if the windscreen is the problem then it will cost around £50 + VAT to remove and re-apply with new seals.


Fingers crossed (Y)

Bargain...and no more leaks :)

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