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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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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?

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 AM
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:21 AM
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Yep ,come and see how many new sounds you get below 10*.Lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:54 PM
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We've had a cold spell here in SoCal also. It was 32 degrees when I left the house a few days ago. Brrrrrrrrrrr.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:21 AM
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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?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:34 AM
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Really 54F degree is cold ??
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:37 PM
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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:38 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:05 PM
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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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