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Help me identify this rattle coming from he front trim of my M3

chrisdk

Member
Mar 7, 2020
9
2
Denmark
I’ve had my M3 for a bit over 7 months now, and it’s the best car I’ve ever owned!

since July I have noticed a rattle sound from the front trim inside in the cabin - near the front speaker grill. Tesla has had it in for service twice now, but they haven’t had luck fixing it.
Last time they replaced one of the clips in the front, but the issue seems to persist.

can you help me identify the issue? And is it something I could fix myself without having to get it to service again?
The issue seems to pop up at lower speeds at uneven roads or while driving over bumps.

I have made a video with different clips where the sound is easily noticeable:
 

asian_xl

Member
Apr 24, 2016
256
185
Hong Kong
I have similar noise, but as of today I can't exactly find the source.

I am thinking it's the flaps inside the vent, maybe you can try yours

 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,554
3,228
Maine
Couldn't hear anything, maybe a low frequency rubbing? Is that it? Anyway, generally, start pressing around the A pillar, door, dash to see if you can isolate the location of the noise.

I even used a spudger, long plastic tool, and had a special seating position I called Squeak, that pushed the seat all the way forward and up, so I could reach the area where the windshield meets the dash, with my spudger, since I seemed to have a squeak where the dash met the glass.
 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,554
3,228
Maine
same but mine sounds like its coming from the pillar or the front drivers side wheel well. cant pinpoint it but its only at highway speeds
If you suspect possible wheel well, try taping the wheel well liner, to test. It's a fairly common problem.
 

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