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Frenchyrider267 02-03-2013 02:40 AM

Door closes loud!
 
It could be just me, but it really sounds like my doors close loud. Like, it almost sounds like there's a hint of metal hitting metal loud. Door sounds very heavy.

It's a 2004 525i. Granted it could just be that it's a 2004, vice my wifes 2010 Altima that sounds like the door closes onto a cloud. Is this the door seals or is it something with the door catch/latch (where metal actually hits metal)? The clicking from the latch catching is loud I suppose.....

I hope I'm not sounding like an idiot. :eeps:

GOR777 02-04-2013 05:49 AM

In my opinion BMW had this option "soft closing doors", which I think my car has it, maybe your doesn't that's why. :confused:

1naztyx5 02-04-2013 05:58 AM

Yeah bmw usually sound louder than most cars, at least to me, as a matter of fact my X is louder than my 5.
But from what you describe the metal to metal sound you mention Maybe something is loose?

pcy 02-04-2013 06:35 AM

The 'hook' on the door jamb may be contacting the latch as the door is closed. As you close the door, watch the latch carefully. You can loosen the screws on the hook and adjust (up or down) the hook and see if it helps.

Frenchyrider267 02-04-2013 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcy (Post 7358185)
The 'hook' on the door jamb may be contacting the latch as the door is closed. As you close the door, watch the latch carefully. You can loosen the screws on the hook and adjust (up or down) the hook and see if it helps.

Thanks! Ill give it a try today and reply back if it works or not.

Frenchyrider267 02-04-2013 05:43 PM

Okay, so i took a look at the door jam, and the hook isn't hitting. Through my inspection, I noticed that the mechanism inside the door that actually swivels back and forth when the hook impacts itactually hits another metal piece below it, locking it in one of it's two positions. THAT piece is what is causing the "metal on metal" loud sound. There really wasn't much I could do about it without taking the door apart to attempt to silence the sound a little bit, so all I could do really was re-greese the mechanism. It sounds ever so slightly quieter, but still loud IMO. Oh well...

pcy 02-04-2013 06:22 PM

May be you can add Dynamat inside the door to quiten the door.

Frenchyrider267 02-04-2013 07:06 PM

That's fine. I can probably live with it. i just figured there would be an easy fix. I have a few other things on this car I probably need to focus my attention to instead anyways...


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