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      12-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #26

Drives: BMW e92 M3 Laguna Seca Blue
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Long Beach

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So I was in my back seat yesterday with the rear side panel off to fix a noise that comes up and disappears when I touch the panel. I noticed as I pulled up the seat bottoms that they were a little loose around the front piece that is painted the body color. I applied some felt tape and now they are much more secure. I didn't get as much creaking through uneven driveways, etc.

My creaking from the rear vent area is much worse when it is sunny and things have had time to expand. It almost sounds as if the creak reverberates throughout the whole roof where the pillars meet the roof lining. It seems that every thing rattles in the car, but when I have a loaner 328i and it is solid over anything, it pisses me off that my M rattles so much.

If you remove the center light cover in the back, the creaking lessens, and if I take off my C-pillars, the creaking lessons, leading me to think that it has something to do with pressure on the headliner piece.

The nav hub rattle is an easy fix. Unscrew the two screws holding it in place that are under the lip of the hump, and pull out the unit. Apply some layers of tape or some padding, and slide it back in. Easy as a DIY.
2009 e92 M3 Individual Laguna Seca Blue|Black Novillo|DCT|19"rims|Carbon Leather|Premium|Tech.|Heated Seats|Prem. Sound|iPod|
Mods: |Electronic Performance Steering Wheel|ZCP CF Spoiler|ZCP CF Spliters|ZCP CF Mirrors|Edition Front Grilles|Edition Side Grilles|BMW Performance Brake Handle|3D Design Pedals| Style Rumore Exhaust|H&R Springs|LCI Tails|Challenge CF Door Panels|