Just thought I'd pass on a few tips on finding/fixing some interior sqeaks
and rattles. Perhaps it's just the terrible Boston roads and cold weather
causing all these to develop, but just in case you have some bugging you
too, check this out:
First, hit the hardware store and pick up a couple packs of the
self-adhesive little felt cushions in various sizes that are used for
protecting floors from chair and table legs. Pick a color that will blend
into your interior if you'd like, but you're really not going to see them.
Here's some of the squeaks and rattles that I found:
glove compartment door rattling - fix by adding a couple of felt pads on
the inside of the door, where the rubber bumpers touch it.
split folding rear seat sqeaking over bumps - add the pads (thicker ones
here) where the seat backs meet the rear deck-lid. You'll see the wear
marks from all the rubbing.
this last one was the hardest to find - a rattling coming from the
passenger door area around the B pillar that occurred on every expansion
joint. It turns out that it wasn't the door at all, but the pull handle on
the passenger seatback, which allows you to gain access to the rear seat on
the coupes. This fix involved holding up the seatback release handle and
inserting felt pads into the slot where it moves, on the bottom and side
contact areas. Also, the seat belt attachments point at the B pillar was
rattling in any position other than the bottom most, so I just left it
The car is totally rattle and sqeak free now. Hope this helps some of
'98 M3/2 36K (JC soft. and intake, X-brace, Euro rotors + R4s, clutch stop,