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If i put my car through a car wash the airbag light comes on…

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If i put my...

If i put my car through a car wash the airbag light comes on my stereo controls stop working my top stops working my blinker signals in the dash stop working. I know something is shorting out. Do you have any idea what that could be?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Yes. this has happened on more than one occasion. always after a wash or driving in heavy rain.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your BMW?

2005 325 ci

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 325 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took it to the dealership and on the way there everything cleared. They couldn't find a code.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not anything off of the top of my head but thank you.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: BMW
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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 3 months ago
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Was it just an exterior wash or did they also do the interior?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Just exterior
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm good with this type of correspondence.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I guess you are not going to help me?
BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
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sounds like sensors getting wet...get a handwash!
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BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
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Handwash is answer and solution please rate me thanks
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What about when I drive in the rain? I know it's a sensor. Which sensor do you think it may be could possibly be from a side mirror?
BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
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I​t happens in car wash...not the rain or else you would have mentioned that

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BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
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just get a handwash and you wont have that issue

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BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
 replied 3 months ago

do make sure the lower engine cover is in place as that may also cause too much water intrusion

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BMW Mechanic: eric remington,
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