Squeaks, creaks and rattles - The Total Guide

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Jrb
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Re: Squeaks, creaks and rattles - The Total Guide

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I have an annoying creaking coming from my sunroof but only when it’s tilted up not when closed or fully open. Def coming from leading edge where the windbreaker pops up.... any ideas ??

jwirlatx
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Re: Squeaks, creaks and rattles - The Total Guide

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Anybody experience a squeak on the A pillar at the top where it makes the connection to the convertible top? Manifests itself when there are bumps in the road, parking lot, etc. and at any speed.

- 2013 135 E88 convertible. 80K Miles. No mods. 3rd owner.

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Re: Squeaks, creaks and rattles - The Total Guide

Post by waldorf »

I had sqeaks at the lower end of the a pillar. Took it of, put some cotton or fabric type tape* on the contact surfaces. Sorted!

* this tape is commonly used to tape around wire looms etc in cars.

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Re: Squeaks, creaks and rattles - The Total Guide

Post by jwirlatx »

Thank you. Great idea. Keeping plastic from rubbing on other plastic is the real solution. And, as we know, if plastic didn't exist, neither would BMW. :)

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