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Old 09-12-2006, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E46 Strange Noises from doors

Hey guys, new to this forum, love all the great stuff you all are talking about. I have a weird problem with my 2003 325i that I was curious if anyone else has had. I am having a noise in my car like a rock rattling around in my front left and right side doors. I haven't checked with the dealer yet about it but I figured that I would ask some experts here first. It seems like there is something in my doors, but my windows go down fine.

Anyone had any similar problems?

Also I have noticed condensation in my left turn signal after going to the carwash this past week, is this a serious problem or should I not worry about it?
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wouldn't worry about the condensation in the turn signal. I've had that almost since I got the clear lenses. Technically, you're not supposed to have any water in there anyways... that's what the vent is for... but I guess it finds it's way in there.

Don't know about the rattle in both doors.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only thing I can think of is these little plastic grommets that hold the burlwood or plastic trim on the doors. After awhile they self-destruct and fall inside the door. Is the trim loose?
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you know I was wondering if that could be it. There really isn't anyway to check that without ripping off the wood paneling is there?
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just wanted to chime in here and say, yes, my left back door has this same issue. I could probably get it fixed "under warranty", but I wanted to wait for something more serious to go wrong, since it's like a $50 deductible.
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Often we find the window regulators get "saggy" and rattle but there is no way to check that without taking the wood trim off.
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