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Old 10-26-2011, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by autoque View Post
I have a rattling/vibrating plastic noise coming from the front passenger door, close to the B-pillar. It's a constant non-stop noise when the vehicle's idling, driving slowly with no throttle or backing up.
But when I push the front passenger door's armrest outward from the side, the noise seems to stop, or at least get better, but can't figure out what's actually causing the noise.
And the door makes a short 1 second buzzing noise every time it's closed as if a spring is vibrating (no soft-close option).

I also have a ticking/squeaky noise around the NAV screen/center dash above the center vents whenever the vehicle's not on a glass smooth road. It sounds like the plastic trim pieces are flexing, so I tried pushing them in various places, but no use.

Anyone experience similar problems?
No idea regarding the "1 second buzzing" or the NAV screen noise . . . but regarding the rattling/vibrating plastic noise . . . it "may" be the door seal (felt material) . . . the seal between the frame of the door and the roof of the car (not the seal between window glass and door). I had this noise coming from the front passenger door (you can amplify the sound by going over a speed bump slowly one tire at at time by angling the car a bit - this will twist the body and amplify the sound) . . . BMW recommended fix was to put a clear teflon tape on the roof side of this seal. I didn't think it would work . . . but it looks like it did . . . no noise for over a year. Hopefully it stays that way! Here is a thread regarding this . . . Creaking Door or Window
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