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      11-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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DIY Under dash Kick panel Rattle fix

If there is something that is not clear or you get stuck just post it up here or shoot me a PM and Ill be glad to help out. Good luck guys. I have a CD I use to pin point rattles and buzzing noise, and I found a few rattles that I have already fixed. This one is the main rattle everyone seems to be complaining about and is consistant with many cars. __________________
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Good stuff! Hoping my car won't have too many squeaks, but I'll bookmark your thread
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Holy crap I love you!

Mine is like a slight "ticking" rattle coming from the passenger area. I'm taking it in to the dealer next week, and am gonna hand them your tutorial lol!
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Mine is like a slight "ticking" rattle coming from the passenger area. I'm taking it in to the dealer next week, and am gonna hand them your tutorial lol!
No problem. I found more. Its the nature of a new car and I have a Feb. build so all the little bugs are comin out to play. My nav screen creeks when really cold, so Im gonna have to address this issue as well. I also found a smal tick in the center console I need to fix as well. I did say once you fix one it will be like a dominoe effect and more rattles will show up. Im fixing it one by one. Itll get there.
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Mine is like a slight "ticking" rattle coming from the passenger area. I'm taking it in to the dealer next week, and am gonna hand them your tutorial lol!
Can you let us know if the dealer agrees/fixes this for you? I have the same problem with my HK audio bass. its some nasty rattling and I'm embarrassed to crank up the volume.

and thanks OP for this!
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Oh my god, someone else that finally understands what I'm going through! I have a 2013 335i sedan (sport line) and it's rattling all over the inside! It's been to the dealer 3 times for the rattles and it still does it! Last time they tried putting some kind of glue stuff between the pieces in the center console, but it still makes noise. The display housing is noisy, the rear view mirror, drivers door panel, audio control panel, and all the aluminum trim. Help!
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Oh my god, someone else that finally understands what I'm going through! I have a 2013 335i sedan (sport line) and it's rattling all over the inside! It's been to the dealer 3 times for the rattles and it still does it! Last time they tried putting some kind of glue stuff between the pieces in the center console, but it still makes noise. The display housing is noisy, the rear view mirror, drivers door panel, audio control panel, and all the aluminum trim. Help!
Keep taking it back to the dealer, I have very similar issues. I fix them myself as I go but its just too much. And the dealer will report these issues in the repair writeup so BMW knows about the issue and can correct it.

I have a noise top front drivers side only when the moon roof is open on tilt and Im doing about 70-75+mph its like a grinding sound. I cant figure out what the hell it is. Impossible to replicate the noise when the car is still and no wind is flowing through the panels.
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IT WORKED!!! thanks so much dd1981. the ticking rattle was driving me bonkers. just tried this diy myself and it's 100% quiet now. saved myself an annoying visit to the dealer. thanks again!
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IT WORKED!!! thanks so much dd1981. the ticking rattle was driving me bonkers. just tried this diy myself and it's 100% quiet now. saved myself an annoying visit to the dealer. thanks again!
Glad I can be of service. so much more of a pleasure to drive when is nice n quiet and all you hear is the cool exhaust.
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Quick question, do you know where the air filter is, I read somewhere that its behind the dash? Sorry just fishing for an answer... I've got this weird noise coming from my blower, like something's stuck in there.
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Quick question, do you know where the air filter is, I read somewhere that its behind the dash? Sorry just fishing for an answer... I've got this weird noise coming from my blower, like something's stuck in there.
Your air filter should be under the hood. You have to take apart the leaf screen to get to it. I wasnt aware that they put the filter under the dash, as the blower motor design remained relatively unchanged from the e9X from what I see.
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Can I use electrical tape instead of rattle tape? Would you recommend it?
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Can I use electrical tape instead of rattle tape? Would you recommend it?
You can try it. But electrical tape is really thin. The squeak and rattle tape is thicker like 4 or 5mm. So it acts like a jam in between plastic.
The whole thing behind the rattle tape is its soft and padded so it wont make plastic to plastic noise, and prevents the parts from buzzing.

You should be able to find some sort of soft patch type tape at Home Depot or Lowes.
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