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      01-20-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
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New f34 owner noisy parcel shelf

Just thought Id say hello having joined the ranks. First ever BMW and absolutely loving the my 335dx. Kids have never had so much room in the back its cavernous and Dad gets something resembling a performance car. My last car was only a 1.5 qashqai.
Still playing with all the gadgets on my msport model but car has an annoying knocking sound whenever I go over the smallest bump or tight corner. Seems to be the parcel shlef but try as I might can't stop it. Any suggestions?
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      01-20-2017, 11:18 AM   #2
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Have you taken the shelf pieces out to verify that's where the noise is coming from?
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      01-20-2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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Have you taken the shelf pieces out to verify that's where the noise is coming from?
+1, and make sure that the pins are correctly placed behind the rear seat.
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      01-20-2017, 11:46 AM   #4
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It's definitely the shelf. The pins are in the correct position but it doesn't seem like a very tight fit. Might have to try some tape.
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The pins shouldn't rattle, being held by spring clips. Make sure all four are seated. I can grab a hold of the panel and try to shake it, but it doesn't move and doesn't rattle.
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It's a bit of a mystery. My daughter sat in the back while I was driving and she thinks the shelf is rubbing against the plastic trim on rhe side panels of the car. As the cabin warms the noise stops so I can only think its down to a small amount of expansion/contraction.Will investigate further. Apart from this absolutely love the f34 easily the best car I've owned. Not sure why so many people seem to dislike the shape. I prefer it to the wagon.
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As the cabin warms the noise stops so I can only think its down to a small amount of expansion/contraction.
I doubt your lows hit -20C. Mine do, regularly, no rattle.
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Apart from this absolutely love the f34 easily the best car I've owned. Not sure why so many people seem to dislike the shape. I prefer it to the wagon.
My feelings exactly. But hey, some people drink warm beer.
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I had the same problem. The metal clips that hold them in place right behind the seats need to be squeezed together. Get some pliers and gently squeeze them a little for a tighter fit. Whats interesting is i even swapped panels from another car at the dealership and a few moths later same thing happened. But once you tighten it should be fine. Good luck.
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Thanks will definitely try adjusting the pins. Fingers crossed
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Thanks Hisspeed4fun adjusted the clips as you suggested and looks like the rattling shelf is fixed.
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Thanks Hisspeed4fun adjusted the clips as you suggested and looks like the rattling shelf is fixed.
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Thanks for the tips, I'm having the same problem with my F34. I thought it's the clips when the shelf is a little closer to one side or the other (if you don't attach it in the perfect center). Will try the pliers trick! :-)
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      01-24-2017, 08:36 AM   #13
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Silicon dots have also helped ensure the parcel shelf stays centred. Couple of pounds in any hardware store.
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A friend has recently purchased an F34 and we've found that the pins that hold the front edge of the front parcel shelf appear to be broken off. I can't seem to find the right parts on bmwfans.info - I would be grateful for any pointers.

Left front pin broken off:


Right front pin broken off:
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