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Thread: Window rattle clanking etc? Anyone else get this?

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    Window rattle clanking etc? Anyone else get this?

    So lets say I crack my window open about a quarter of the way or half way. I go over bumps and hear a rattle, clanking type sound. Extremely annoying and it seems like the windows loose b asically but if I move the window up a bit and mess with it the noise stops.

    It drives me crazy and is embarrassing when I have people in the car lol. So has anyone fixed this.

    "I don't care if the door gaps are straight. When the driver steps on the gas I want him to sheet his pant's." Enzo Ferrari

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    Question. Have you taken your window/door apart recently?
    My noise was when the window was rolled down, and you closed the door with the window down, it sounded like it was loose and going to shatter when the door closed. It was a simple fix. Pull the door panel off and tighten the nut that holds the window to the track. Lets see if I have a pic. well, this pic sucks. but it will be located here with the window rolled halfway down. This would be the location for the rear one. The front one will be exposed easily.



    If you dont know how to get there, follow this. All you need to do is removed the panel and tighten the nuts in the orange clips that hold the window. Dont worry about removing much of anything. just peel the insulation up form the bottom, and tighten those suckers and put it back. Hope this helps. If it is only confusing , pm me. The link that follows is my regulator zip tie fix. Just use it for resource. You dont need to follow it all to get to what you need.

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    That actually may be it, it does rattle when I close the door forgot to mention that lol. Sounds like something is falling apart but ye I did have the panel off before when I changed a speaker. Ill check it out today after work I hope that's it because it doesn't sound solid.

    "I don't care if the door gaps are straight. When the driver steps on the gas I want him to sheet his pant's." Enzo Ferrari

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    I have a similar problem ,but i will also be actually loosening the window and then raising it, because when the doors are closed the window goes up that 1/8", i can still slip a business card through the crack on the drivers side. on the passenger side i cannot and it does cause a slight amount of wind noise at highway speeds that i wanna fix.

    What do you recommend to use to seal the doors again so that they are sound proof again??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudos View Post
    I have a similar problem ,but i will also be actually loosening the window and then raising it, because when the doors are closed the window goes up that 1/8", i can still slip a business card through the crack on the drivers side. on the passenger side i cannot and it does cause a slight amount of wind noise at highway speeds that i wanna fix.

    What do you recommend to use to seal the doors again so that they are sound proof again??
    Kudos- for your drivers side window, roll it all the way down and then all the way up and hold the switch in the up position for 20 seconds.

    That will re-calibrate the window and she'll close up nice and tight for you.

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    Kayger, i tried it with the car fully on. I tried with both door open and closed, didn't do anything at all Is there some specific procedure for this other than what you described? can you give me a source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudos View Post
    Kayger, i tried it with the car fully on. I tried with both door open and closed, didn't do anything at all Is there some specific procedure for this other than what you described? can you give me a source?
    Standby. I'll fire up the laptop and dig.

    Iirc, I got the info from Nathancarter on BF.c.

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    Can't find the original post, but I confirmed with mine as follows:

    Door closed. To calibrate retraction, hold window button down for at least 20 seconds after window has finished downward travel. To calibrate up, hold window button up for at least 20 seconds after window has finished upward travel.

    Also found a thread while searching that described how to adjust the glass manually here http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=562143

    Edit: Found it here http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...upe+window+gap
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    So did the window reset thing work?

    Im going to take apart the door panel and try and re snug the bolts today after I get out of the glass shop. Ill post back if that was the fix.

    "I don't care if the door gaps are straight. When the driver steps on the gas I want him to sheet his pant's." Enzo Ferrari

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    I tried the window reset no go on that. Mine seems like it just sits lower physically so i'll have to loosen use some of the pics and raise the glass. from what i understand it has 2 points to raise at front and rear so that will have to be done.

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