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      04-09-2018, 05:38 AM   #111
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So, you put clear tape on the top of the trim where the top door rubber seal touches. Correct?
Correct yeah, all along the underside of the shadowline trim since that seems to be the culprit, rather than the rubber on the door.
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      05-31-2018, 11:44 AM   #112
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This creaking is happening on my B7 (LWB) with shadowline trim and it's making me insane. I can't wait to try this fix!
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      08-05-2018, 02:10 PM   #113
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Just did this to my M3. Problem solved.

Only issue is that the 15' roll cost $36 and was about 6" too short to do both sides with no waste.

Despite this, the creaking is gone.
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      08-05-2018, 02:44 PM   #114
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You can do this "fix" by just waxing the area also.
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      08-05-2018, 03:16 PM   #115
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You can do this "fix" by just waxing the area also.
Idk man, I rather not get some wax build up on the felt trim that meets with the shadowline trim
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I didn't feel like going back to the dealer, so I bought a spray can of 6% silicon spray, and just spray a paper towel with the silicon and wipe the trim above the doors from front to back.

The spray is expensive, but one treatment seems to last for weeks and lasts even after a wash. Just watch overspray because this stuff is slippery and hard to remove once it hits something.
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I used this so far great!

nextzett 91480615 'Gummi Pflege... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8GTQG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
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I used this so far great!

nextzett 91480615 'Gummi Pflege... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8GTQG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Great. Do you put it on the rubber felt or the black trim?
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I used this so far great!

nextzett 91480615 'Gummi Pflege... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B8GTQG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Great. Do you put it on the rubber felt or the black trim?
I put on trim and rubber around all doors
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      08-06-2018, 11:49 AM   #120
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You can do this "fix" by just waxing the area also.
Sure, but I wanted to fix it once.
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      02-20-2019, 09:49 AM   #121
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I have a '18 M3 and have tried gummi and wax and the creaking always comes back after a month or so and a couple car washes.

Thank God I found this thread!
I will tackle this project this weekend.
Will not take my car to a dealer for this. They managed to scratch my trunk during the last oil change.

Thank you OP for putting together the DIY!!!
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      02-26-2019, 09:26 PM   #122
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Bought the tape at Amazon for $6 and spent 15 min tops Saturday morning following OP's DIY.
Super happy with the result! Zero creaks and I'm sure they won't be back!
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      02-27-2019, 07:08 AM   #123
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Has anyone tried this on the convertible? Because it's a frameless door, and there's a rear quarter window which directly contacts the front door window glass.
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      02-27-2019, 09:12 AM   #124
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Bought the tape at Amazon for $6 and spent 15 min tops Saturday morning following OP's DIY.
Super happy with the result! Zero creaks and I'm sure they won't be back!

Do you have a link ? Thanks
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      02-27-2019, 12:07 PM   #125
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Bought the tape at Amazon for $6 and spent 15 min tops Saturday morning following OP's DIY.
Super happy with the result! Zero creaks and I'm sure they won't be back!

Do you have a link ? Thanks
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0082...0DER&psc=1

I went with 0.5" width and it's perfect.
Good luck!
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Hello there.
Has there been a permanent non-tape solution?
I have the same problem as my Golf VII. Silicone spray etc. it does not work.
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      03-24-2019, 06:43 PM   #127
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does the bulletin applies to canadian cars? 16' 340i
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Does SIB 51 28 10 actually cover the F30. I took my car to the dealer last week, who told me it didn't apply. They just cleaned the seals which fixed the issue for about 4 hours.
Does anyone have a copy of the SIB they could post (or send me)?

Thanks
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      08-06-2019, 09:54 AM   #129
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This creaking is comming from 2 parts:

1. The shadow line trim which can be fixed with the teflon tape.

2. The glass rubbing against the seals causing the sound. The only fix i think is changing door glass seals? Or put some material inside, where the glass is moving.

I already applied teflon tape and the creaking is less but continue to have creaking from the glass and seal!

Please help!
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      08-06-2019, 04:43 PM   #130
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+1, would be interested in knowing as well. Last time I brought my car in with this issue, the SA dismissed the issue and told me, "The door seals creak when they get dirty. It's your responsibility to keep the seals clean and wash them frequently." I told him I do keep my car clean and wipe down the seals as well, and he simply replied that it's not clean enough and there's probably still dust stuck on it. As the op mentioned, cleaning was only a temporary solution.

I was pretty disappointed so hoping that if I can show them an actual service bulletin with a more useful resolution than simply "keeping it clean," then it might help.
Do you have a sport line or M Sport? I have a sport line and my previous 5 series and current F30 squeaks were solved by simply taking a cloth and cleaning my window seals after every car wash. Other BMWs I have don't have the trim on the body like the 3 series, so maybe it's something specific to the gloss trim interfacing to the door's top seal/flocking?

It literally takes 5 minutes to thoroughly clean all those seals and they will work better if kept clean anyway. I'd rather keep them clean then apply tape to the car.
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