Why is the vehicle in limp mode because of getting wet?

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Asked by fancyjansey Apr 24, 2020 at 02:22 PM about the 2002 BMW 7 Series 745i RWD

Question type: General

Smashed the windshield out set out in
the rain now and reduced power mode.

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Sounds like it’s really messed up. Electronics getting wet as well as wiring usually winds up totaling a vehicle. Your only hope is getting it inside and getting it hot enough to dry everything out and see what happens after that. This can take up to a week of sustained high temps of at least 80 degrees.

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Electronics are not happy when they are wet. Maybe drying the car out will return things to normal but if they do not you will have expensive repairs.

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Could it be the low oil or a wire harness?

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When a vehicle like this starts having electrical problems it's a neverending rabbit hole! Especially when everything inside the dash has gotten wet! In my opinion it's not worth fixing! Junk it and move on! Hope that helps! Jim

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