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      08-11-2020, 02:04 PM   #1
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Dash/ HUD rattle

Recently, a new rattle has appeared on my 2016 F32 N55. This time it's coming from I think the HUD area, almost like the middle of the driver side dashboard. I've taken off the bottom cover, both vents, instrument cluster, but still can't find this rattle. Happens only on rough roads but it's getting louder. I swear it's coming from the center of the dash in the HUD. Who knows. Anyone else had this issue? To me it sounds like plastic on plastic or metal.
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Have you tried shaking your cluster? I hear a little piece of plastic or something rattling but always assumed it's inside the cluster.

My last BMW had the same noise so I really don't care to disassemble
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      08-11-2020, 04:53 PM   #3
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Have you tried shaking your cluster? I hear a little piece of plastic or something rattling but always assumed it's inside the cluster.

My last BMW had the same noise so I really don't care to disassemble
Yeah cluster was solid, I actually drove while I had it out of the mount to see if the sound was that, but the sound was still there.
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Hey I had a similar issue to this. I took off the trim on the A Pillar and couldn't find anything as well as everything from the door panel to underneath the drivers seat.

I looked outside the car and right where the A Pillar meets the front driver fender, I could "flex" the top part very easily. The other side isn't as easy to flex. This is the sound of the metal fender hitting the metal frame and sounds like a rattle. I put a strip of velcro on the inside of the fender (see picture) hidden and away and haven't had the sound since. No idea what fell or came loose, but the velcro made the rattling stop and is effective.

Let me know if this works. If not, I can suggest other things I tried.
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Hey I had a similar issue to this. I took off the trim on the A Pillar and couldn't find anything as well as everything from the door panel to underneath the drivers seat.

I looked outside the car and right where the A Pillar meets the front driver fender, I could "flex" the top part very easily. The other side isn't as easy to flex. This is the sound of the metal fender hitting the metal frame and sounds like a rattle. I put a strip of velcro on the inside of the fender (see picture) hidden and away and haven't had the sound since. No idea what fell or came loose, but the velcro made the rattling stop and is effective.

Let me know if this works. If not, I can suggest other things I tried.
Just checked that area, for me everything is super firm in place. Might be something else
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Still can't find the rattle I've tried hunting it down multiple times lol. Took apart the whole dash to see if I can find it but still can't. I've been messing with the outer trim around the engine and driver side pillar, but can't get it to stop. Sounds like it's either in the middle of the dash or hud or outside in the engine bay near the driver side. Should I take it to a dealer?
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My 2018 320i have similar rattle sound that sounds like it's coming from steering wheel/dash.
I hope someone can share exactly what it is.
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My 2018 320i have similar rattle sound that sounds like it's coming from steering wheel/dash.
I hope someone can share exactly what it is.
Yeah mine sounds like the center of the dashboard on the drivers side. Occasionally sounds like it's in the engine bay and sometimes it's in the dashboard lmao
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I have the same problem....can't figure it out. I plan on having the dealer look at it during my next service. It started at about 40,000.
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On mine it was a plastic clip holding down some cowl covering at the base of the windshield. I just wedged some foam in there to keep pressure on it and the noise hasnít returned.
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Mine came from the plastic surrounding the steering column. Used felt tape to stop the rattle.
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