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jackalope 01-18-2013 08:01 AM

Miami cold snap causing rattling sound.
 
We're having a massive 2 day cold snap.

The temperature was 54 degrees F when I left my house this morning (emergency homeless shelters are opening up too)!

While driving, I noticed a consistent rattling sound coming from the area of the A/C dashboard vent located between the driver and the door.

Any ideas on how to tighten this out?

Thanks!

terrystu 01-18-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackalope (Post 7321937)
We're having a massive 2 day cold snap.

The temperature was 54 degrees F when I left my house this morning (emergency homeless shelters are opening up too)!

While driving, I noticed a consistent rattling sound coming from the area of the A/C dashboard vent located between the driver and the door.

Any ideas on how to tighten this out?

Thanks!

Woke up to 9 degrees this morning.
Suck it up.

dolfan13 01-18-2013 11:21 AM

Yep ,come and see how many new sounds you get below 10*.Lol

e39 dave 01-18-2013 08:54 PM

We've had a cold spell here in SoCal also. It was 32 degrees when I left the house a few days ago. Brrrrrrrrrrr. :)

pcy 01-19-2013 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackalope (Post 7321937)
We're having a massive 2 day cold snap.

The temperature was 54 degrees F when I left my house this morning (emergency homeless shelters are opening up too)!

While driving, I noticed a consistent rattling sound coming from the area of the A/C dashboard vent located between the driver and the door.

Any ideas on how to tighten this out?

Thanks!


54 degrees F would be wonderful.

About the rattle, when you put your hand on the vent, does the noise go away?

seattlebaba 01-19-2013 09:34 AM

Really 54F degree is cold ??

jackalope 01-19-2013 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcy (Post 7323910)
54 degrees F would be wonderful.

About the rattle, when you put your hand on the vent, does the noise go away?

I tried that and it does not go away. It also occurs intermittently mainly on rougher pavement. After reading some other threads, I'm thinking the noise is coming from the two little buttons on the upper left stalk.

jackalope 01-19-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seattlebaba (Post 7324031)
Really 54F degree is cold ??

Not to me. I love the cold for a short while. I was just trying to rub it in for those snowed in, though the rattle is very real.

UltimateDriving 01-19-2013 05:38 PM

I used to own another E60 that also rattled a lot, looked like it was coming from the drivers side A/C vent or somewhere there . . . never discovered what was the issue, the rattle used to be really noisy when driving in rough roads (I'm talking about not "smooth" roads). It was really annoying, specially when not playing music.
I always thought it was the A/C vent having loose parts inside. Who knows.

polski7 01-19-2013 09:05 PM

i have the same rattle on the passenger side and sometimes it sounds like crackling coming from the upper corner of the windshield.... have not been able to figure out the source


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