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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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      01-20-2017, 04:55 PM   #5
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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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      01-20-2017, 06:55 PM   #6
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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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      01-20-2017, 07:18 PM   #7
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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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      01-20-2017, 08:01 PM   #8
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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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      01-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #10
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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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      01-23-2017, 12:21 PM   #12
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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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      07-21-2017, 09:51 PM   #14
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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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      01-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #15
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Unhappy rear rattle noise

I have a 2017 GT with 7000 mi. I had to have a new transmission put in at 6000 mi..they said it was very rare. After that I noticed a rattle every time I would go over a rough spot in the road coming from the back area inside the car. They now have had it in the shop for one week and have really looked hard (I give them an A for effort) but cannot seem to find the culprit. The tech put some kind of BMW stuff on the back seat latches and put in a new soft release on the hatch but still the noise. They have looked at everything inside the car as that is where the noise seems to originate. They know it is not the shelf or seats nor hatch release mechanism.
If they don't find it by tomorrow I will pick up my car.
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      01-16-2018, 06:11 PM   #16
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If it's sitting in the shop they'll never find a rattle, unless it looks like this:



They have to take it out on the road with someone in the back seat to track it down. It might not even be in the cabin. I once spent weeks trying to find a rattle in the front of the car that seemed to be coming from the windshield/dashboard. By pure chance I opened a window while driving and heard it was actually coming from under the hood. It turned out to be a small section of a coil spring had broken off, still wrapped around the strut making noise at every bump in the road.
There's no such thing as coincidence. I bet something wasn't done right when the transmission was replaced and that's the source of the noise.
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I have a 2017 GT with 7000 mi. I had to have a new transmission put in at 6000 mi..they said it was very rare. After that I noticed a rattle every time I would go over a rough spot in the road coming from the back area inside the car. They now have had it in the shop for one week and have really looked hard (I give them an A for effort) but cannot seem to find the culprit. The tech put some kind of BMW stuff on the back seat latches and put in a new soft release on the hatch but still the noise. They have looked at everything inside the car as that is where the noise seems to originate. They know it is not the shelf or seats nor hatch release mechanism.
If they don't find it by tomorrow I will pick up my car.
I had the shelf rattle and figured out how to fix it. I also had something rattling under my seat or back seat. I found out theres an air vent under the seat that has a grill over it but things can fall in there. Ends up my wife dropped lipstick (closed) and it fell in there and was rolling back and forth for months. Foreman figured it out and no more rattles. So check that out.
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Parcel noise

Two reasons for booth noise I identified and solved:

1. Noisy back parcel shelf (shelf 2 on the photo below)
Noise is best described as clicks/rattles when going over bumps.

Reason: design flaw (two plastic pieces - between shelf 2 and booth frame are in contact)


Solution: Open hatch and unmount only the shelf 2.
While hatch still opened place shelf 2 in the position it would take if it was normally mounted (as after shelf 1). Now if if you press shelf 2 - you will see that there is plastic part below it relies directly on plastick part of booth (close to handles that put back seats down). Buy soft silicone or rubber fenders and place them between these two plastic parts (i glued them on shelf 2 plastic) and problem is gone.

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2. Vibrating sound from the booth.
Mostly appearing when car is driven on low RPM (1-1.5), which clearly came from resonance and transmission tunnel.

Reason: low quality plastic of back license plate holder (blame the dealer)

Solution: Replacing the frame for better quality or putting silicone fenders behind license plate fixed the issue.

Cheers

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335d? It will be the hollow sound of your wallet ?
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335d? It will be the hollow sound of your wallet ?
Signature will tell all you need to know...
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