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      10-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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INTERIOR SQUEAK / RATTLE / NOISE INDEX THREAD
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Please use this form for reporting issues:
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Location:
Noise description: (e.g., metallic, squeaks, how it's caused, etc.)
Fix method:
Warranty/BMW Service Action?
Thread link?

Resources / DIY Threads
- DIY: Rear deck lid squeak fix
- DIY: Rear panel silencing (near setbelt extender)
- DIY: Bentey guide - Rattle noise in dash near Radio

Material Recommendations
- 3M foam tape
- Gummi Fledge
- Krytox (like Gummi Fledge)




FRONT: DASHBOARD / CONSOLE / SCREEN / VENTS
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Location: glove box area
Noise description: squeaks over low speed and minor bumps
Fix method: put felt tape behind fuse box panel cover and reinstalled
Warranty/BMW Service? not used
Thread link? none


Location: glove box sliders and rear vents
Noise description: squeaks on high or low speed bumps
Fix method: felt tape to the locations
Warranty/BMW Service Action? Yes/fixed on warranty
Thread link? Sean05 in this thread


Location: centre of dash, near idrive screen
Noise description: rattling
Fix method: remove idrive screen (via the frame) and apply foam tape.
Warranty/BMW Service Action? N/A
Thread link? twinturbo's post in this thread.


Location: dashboard near radio/heating control unit
Noise description: rattling over rough roads
Fix method: see DIY here
Warranty/BMW Service Action? N/A
Thread link? suggestion from OC ///M


Location: dashboard area
Noise description: VERY LOUD vibration and buzzing when driving over certain lane dividers at less than 40 mph
Fix method: UNRESOLVED
Warranty/BMW Service Action? Dealer said it was the cupholders; applied felt tape. Unsuccessful.
Thread link? richpuer's post


Location: behind A/C vent
Noise description: rattling trim
Fix method: UNRESOLVED
Warranty/BMW Service Action? attempted replacement of A/C vent trim
Thread link? llis' post




SIDES: DOOR PANELS / SEATBELT BUTLER / B PILLAR
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Location: seatbelt butler / arm / extender / rear panel area
Noise description: rattles over minor bumps
Fix method: Variable solution: (1) Lagunae92's DIY post involving the rear panel and plastic holding loose speaker wire; (2) treat seals with gummiphledge or 3M friction tape. It could be either the seatbelt extender or loose speaker wire. See thread below.
Warranty/BMW Service Action? N/A
Thread link? netjack's thread


Location: passenger side panel, between the two side compartments
Noise description: noticeable squeaking, sounded like a styrofoam being squeezed/pressed against something tight
Fix method: dealership replaced door panel
Warranty/BMW Service? covered by BMW
Thread link? motosan's post


Location: Driver's side door panel directly behind and adjacent to the speaker.
Noise description: Noticeable, almost constant rattle/ticking.
Fix method: Removed door panel and secured loose wiring harness behind door panel. It looked like a factory clip to secure the wiring harness was installed but never secured to prevent the wiring harness from moving and vibrating. Noise is completely gone and door panel is tight and silent.
Warranty/BMW Service Action? None. Self-fix in about 10 minutes.
Thread link? Fsarc's post




ROOF: HEADLINER / SUNROOF / LIGHTING / CONTROLS
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Location: headliner
Noise description: creaking and rattling when pulling in/out of driveway
Fix method: unscrewed the back part of the headliner and put some tape up there on some pieces that stick out, and also put the screws back in less tight. May also require B-pillar replacement.
Warranty/BMW Service? Ordered new B-pillar.
Thread link? lagunae92's post and m3maniac20's post




REAR: SEATS / SHELF / VENTS / CONSOLE
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Location: rear shelf
Noise description: squeaking
Fix method: DIY here - reinstall rear shelf/deck with foam tape and weatherseal
Warranty/BMW Service? Not used
Thread link? rear deck silencing


Location: rear vent, in front of rear seats
Noise description: rattle, can be caused by tapping the rear trim
Fix method: UNRESOLVED
Warranty/BMW Service Action? None
Thread link? FifthStreetz's post
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      10-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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Noise description: squeaks on high or low speed and bumps..
Location: glove box... slider, rear vents.
Fix method: felt tape
Warranty/BMW Service Action? WARRANTY FIX
Thread link?
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Do a search for a few DIYs on felting and squeak reduction. I know I personally have a rear vent one on here, and have commented on how to fix the dash rattles quite a few times. Good idea!
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Do a search for a few DIYs on felting and squeak reduction. I know I personally have a rear vent one on here, and have commented on how to fix the dash rattles quite a few times. Good idea!
Yes I've got part of yours up there.. any follow up on that situation?
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Anyone else having potential issues from the glove box door itself? Is this corrected by the sliders?
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How about a dash rattle?

My car has a rattle in the center of the dash. It appears to me to be the plastic frame around the iDrive screen. I am going to try and remove it and see if the rattle goes away. It stops when I apply pressure to the center of the dash itself. Anybody else experience this?
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My car has a rattle in the center of the dash. It appears to me to be the plastic frame around the iDrive screen. I am going to try and remove it and see if the rattle goes away. It stops when I apply pressure to the center of the dash itself. Anybody else experience this?
Yes, super easy fix. Remove the screen and apply felt/foam tape
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Lotta squeaks. Hope this isn't the norm.
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Updated! Hoping this gets stickied. I'll keep the original post updated as much as possible.
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Location: Driver's side door panel directly behind and adjacent to the speaker.
Noise description: Noticeable, almost constant rattle/ticking.
Fix method: Removed door panel and secured loose wiring harness behind door panel. It looked like a factory clip to secure the wiring harness was installed but never secured to prevent the wiring harness from moving and vibrating. Noise is completely gone and door panel is tight and silent.
Warranty/BMW Service Action? None. Self-fix in about 10 minutes.
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Yes, super easy fix. Remove the screen and apply felt/foam tape
Will do. Thanks.
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I've got one that sounds like near the dashboard behind the steering wheel... any ideas?
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wish they would sticky this in the main section...get more views and possibly more ideas for fixes
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I sent a message to a mod to sticky though I'm not sure if that is the appropriate procedure. Not sure how to go about such a thing.
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I got a rattle coming from the rear vent that is front of the rear seats. Sound can be made when lightly tapping the trim.
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Incredibly valuable thread. I have several of the squeaks listed.

Thanks very much for your time!
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Incredibly valuable thread. I have several of the squeaks listed.

Thanks very much for your time!
You are very welcome. I think this thread is necessary given the lower interior build quality of the E92. I found my E46 to be bulletproof.
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