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After getting over the shock and disappointment that the most expensive car i've ever bought DOES NOT have split folding rear seats because they're an option (WTF!), I now have a little issue...

I have located the source of some really annoying 'knocking' from the rear. It's basically the rear seats and them moving/having some play when you wobble them. I've had this in other cars, and simply dropped the rear seats, adjusted the catch location and job done.

Does anyone know how I can access the parts that will hold the seat to the car? I assume I can get in through the rear of the boot (if I crawl in upside down), but looks like I will need to remove some trim?

Has anyone done this before I experiment, or indeed have any advice on how to solve this knocking sound?

Cheers!
 

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Just found this pic, these will be the culprits for having too much 'play'.

Does anyone know if I can get to the back of these through the boot without having to take the seats actually out?
 

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Sorry man. No idea how to get to it it. I've cursed out all the BMW cars i've owned from one point or another....I just did this morning too. Until i took the sucker out one the road, only to get reminded why I drive a BMW.
Just a comment on the rattling seats. I only had this issue on my E70 X5. But luckly, the seats move up and down due to the third row. Good luck!
 

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Been crawling around in the boot and I can see the above latches. However there's no play in them and I am already accepting that this may be a creak/knock that I'll need to live with.
 

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I don't have the fold down rear seats either. Hell, I don't have a pass through. So far it has never been an issue. It has been a slight pain to get some wires ran discretely from the trunk to the cabin, but still not a deal breaker.
 

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Never heard of a problem with these, unless the car was in a big old wreck. Do you have Carfax on your side of the pond?
 

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Is it still under warranty? If yes take it to the dealer.
 

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Hi, car hasn't been in any accidents, all HPI clear.

This morning, I think I may have narrowed the 'noises' down to the rear windows or doors. As the knocking noise was going on (as I live in the countryside with rough roads) I lowered the rear windows and then closed them - low and behold the noises have stopped?!

So I wonder if it's noisy/creaky runners/seals or dry runners that hold the glass? Will see how it goes this afternoon after it's been parked.

I must point out that these noises are not really loud and it's only a lunatics like me that gets obsessed with them ;-)
 

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I did not even realize you could get an F10 without fold-down seats. I was dismayed when I removed the plastic covering the ski pass to find no opening. I was always frustrated that my 7-series did not have the options.

Good luck with your search.
 

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I did not even realize you could get an F10 without fold-down seats. I was dismayed when I removed the plastic covering the ski pass to find no opening. I was always frustrated that my 7-series did not have the options.

Good luck with your search.
Oh yeah, that was the best thing left off mine when ordered. I left the folders off specifically as was considering having the car quite awhile and didn't want rattles, creeks and groans cropping up due to latch and hinge wear. It's 5 years and 66500mi. later and not so much as a pop from the back seat. It has only been an inconvenience when wanting to take the long guns somewhere.
 
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