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Elefantino
01-12-2005, 06:20 AM
Anyone else have this problem? I've noticed in the last week it's gotten worse.

At slow speeds, particularly going over bumps or around corners, the doors creak. It's from the contact point on the top sill. When I push the top of the doors from the outside, there's a lot of play compared to my multiple previous 3 serieses, which had none. The latches seem tight, though.

I'll have the dealer look at it, but it strikes me as oddly unforgiveable in a $42K car. I'm hoping the Austrians didn't have a bad day.

LeucX3
01-12-2005, 09:52 AM
There's a TSB on it, do a search for squeak or creak and you'll find it.

sfca-325i
01-12-2005, 10:58 AM
Try this,

open the window slightly. Does the creaking noise stop?

If yes, then the door seals need to be treated. There is a SIB covering this involving using a cleaner and applying carbaflo.

Elefantino
01-12-2005, 07:24 PM
Routed around at Roadfly and came up with all the TSBs for the 3.0.

The dealer will have lots of work to do!

Paul in SF
01-12-2005, 08:38 PM
Routed around at Roadfly and came up with all the TSBs for the 3.0.

The dealer will have lots of work to do!

What other TSBs did you find? I just had the door creaking on my 3.0 fixed.

Elefantino
01-13-2005, 06:47 AM
Service Bulletins
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
090398 APR 04 Car & Key Memory - Programming/Coding Explanations
650104 APR 04 Radio - Reception Problems, Antenna Diagnosis
1120104 FEB 04 Engine - Cylinder Head Oil Leaks
1120204 FEB 04 Engine - Head Bolt Threads Pull Out of Block
1220204 JAN 04 Engine Controls - SES Lamp ON/DTC's 2896/2877/2766 Set
6520104 JAN 04 Instruments - Central Information Display (CID) Humming
6120403 NOV 03 Electrical - Battery Charger Sets Fault Codes
6620003 OCT 03 Keyless Entry - Remote Won't Lock/Unlock Vehicle

Flashlight: SI B 63 01 04 (Socket 61.13.8.352.336)

sfca-325i
01-13-2005, 10:18 AM
SIB 51 07 04 covers the door creaks.

stevenw66
01-13-2005, 12:42 PM
Do you have copies of SIB's you can attach to this thread? I am particularly interested in 090398.



Service Bulletins
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
090398 APR 04 Car & Key Memory - Programming/Coding Explanations
650104 APR 04 Radio - Reception Problems, Antenna Diagnosis
1120104 FEB 04 Engine - Cylinder Head Oil Leaks
1120204 FEB 04 Engine - Head Bolt Threads Pull Out of Block
1220204 JAN 04 Engine Controls - SES Lamp ON/DTC's 2896/2877/2766 Set
6520104 JAN 04 Instruments - Central Information Display (CID) Humming
6120403 NOV 03 Electrical - Battery Charger Sets Fault Codes
6620003 OCT 03 Keyless Entry - Remote Won't Lock/Unlock Vehicle

Flashlight: SI B 63 01 04 (Socket 61.13.8.352.336)

sfca-325i
01-13-2005, 01:01 PM
Do you have copies of SIB's you can attach to this thread? I am particularly interested in 090398.


Here's a post of attachment 6 to the SIB.

link (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=848909#post848909)