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      06-06-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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creaking seat/sunroof

my drivers seat creaks nearly all the time and i have a rattle when the sun roof is fully open and now its creaking when going over bumps, driving me potty! anyone have any ideas as to what is causing it, be nice to eliminate one of them at least!!
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Dude I got the creaking seat thing too, it doesn't do it all the time...pretty much just gettin in and out. Sounds like my seat is loose. I've been meaning to tell SA, but I always forget. Let me know if you figure it out.
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      06-07-2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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i checked the base bolts but its not them it does it mainly if you shift your weight back and forth, had a word with a friend who trimmed the seats in leather and he said he cant see what there is in the seat that could be causing it, its obviously a "BMW" thing
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i checked the base bolts but its not them it does it mainly if you shift your weight back and forth, had a word with a friend who trimmed the seats in leather and he said he cant see what there is in the seat that could be causing it, its obviously a "BMW" thing
There is a post somewhere on creaking seats and some remedies, so do a search on that bud.

Also I have a creaking sunroof when it is open, to stop it, shut the sunroof about 1cm from from when it is fully retracted, this works for me. Not an ideal fix but better I am sure than the stealer dismantling your headlining and sunroof assembly to check for creaks !!!.
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my roof does exactly the same and same cure shame you have to do this on a prestige and expensive car, it has also today developed another noise as it opens and shuts!!
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Creaking sunroofs and seat frames are often cured with a carefully aimed shot of sticky spray grease or WD40.
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I have a similar noise coming from my doors, it has now progressed to all four.the dealer told me its the door /window seal and that silicon grease will cure the problem apparently its quite common?
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squirting with wd40 probably works its trying to find the source thats the problem
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squirting with wd40 probably works its trying to find the source thats the problem
Indeed; but a careful squirt on each pivot & mounting would be a good start.

It does take some time for the fluid to work into the joints at times, so don't expect an instant result.

Silicone grease is good for door seals and sunroof bits, used that loads too. The best stuff comes from Dow Corning in a squeezy toothpaste type tube.
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sprayed all visible pivots/joints wait to see what happens
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seems, fingers crossed to have cured the creak
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seems, fingers crossed to have cured the creak
Which creak ? Or both ?
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just the seat, the roof is at the back where there is no access to anything, it sounds like the inner bit which slides over to cover the glass, dealer told me they would have to remove the headlining to find it, i said leave it as i expected that creak to go and a dozen others to appear!!
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sprayed all visible pivots/joints wait to see what happens
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seems, fingers crossed to have cured the creak
yey! Well done, glad my "blanket" approach cured the creak!
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