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      03-30-2022, 12:36 PM   #1
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Squeky armrest fix

Hi guys,

anyone has a fix for the above. It is driving me nuts. Feel like Im driving a Vauxhall from 2002 rather then a 2016 F48.

All advice will be appreciated
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      03-30-2022, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hi guys,

anyone has a fix for the above. It is driving me nuts. Feel like Im driving a Vauxhall from 2002 rather then a 2016 F48.

All advice will be appreciated
Hi bud,

In my case, it was the lid that made noise. So I put some transparent bumpers, and problem solved.

Did you identify what is making noise?
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      03-30-2022, 06:58 PM   #3
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Hi bud,

In my case, it was the lid that made noise. So I put some transparent bumpers, and problem solved.

Did you identify what is making noise?

Hi mate,

it is the lid for sure when it makes contact. I thought the two rubber bits on the lid have aged so tried to put some tape on top to see if it helps but it didnt.
Reading some forums, I thought it could be the plastic clip on the edge but it doesnt seem like it.
I have then put a microfibre cloth in between the lid and the bottom, and the noise was almost completely gone.
Can you please take a picture of your solution so I can see where you put the dampeners?
The sound drives me nuts.
Many thanks
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      03-31-2022, 08:57 AM   #4
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update

I was deep cleaning the interior with a bmw cockpit cleaner and have done armrest too.
To my suprise it stopped squeking completely.
The cleaner has a bit of oily film in it, guess that helped.
My only concern though is how long it will last
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This drove me insane when I got the car too.
I just used some silicone spray and squeaks totally went away.
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update

I was deep cleaning the interior with a bmw cockpit cleaner and have done armrest too.
To my suprise it stopped squeking completely.
The cleaner has a bit of oily film in it, guess that helped.
My only concern though is how long it will last
Hahaha! Good to hear my friend. I'm afraid my X1 is in the shop, so I wasn't able to take a picture for you. But once it's back, I will upload the photo just for your reference.
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Hahaha! Good to hear my friend. I'm afraid my X1 is in the shop, so I wasn't able to take a picture for you. But once it's back, I will upload the photo just for your reference.

hope everything is good with it bud! Looking forward to see the pic
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hope everything is good with it bud! Looking forward to see the pic
Thanks for asking! Just a tiny paint job .

I'm attaching the pic. I only needed one on the left side of the pic. Hope it helps.
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      04-04-2022, 01:32 PM   #9
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Thanks for asking! Just a tiny paint job .

I'm attaching the pic. I only needed one on the left side of the pic. Hope it helps.

thanks for the picture mate.

I might end up doin' what you did
The joy of no noise was shortlived as heard a tiiiiny squeek today. I guess the 2 rubber bits got dry again. They feel pretty firm to touch, surely aged, dry..
Before following you though, Im gonna give it one last shot.
I have a product called "Natural look" from Poorboys. It basically revives plastic, rubber and even leather.It does wonders and should defo last longer than a basic BMW interior spray.
I will keep you posted
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thanks for the picture mate.

I might end up doin' what you did
The joy of no noise was shortlived as heard a tiiiiny squeek today. I guess the 2 rubber bits got dry again. They feel pretty firm to touch, surely aged, dry..
Before following you though, Im gonna give it one last shot.
I have a product called "Natural look" from Poorboys. It basically revives plastic, rubber and even leather.It does wonders and should defo last longer than a basic BMW interior spray.
I will keep you posted
Hey buddy! Did the spray work? That pesky squeak came back again for me.

My silicone spray fix died off it seems.
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Hey buddy! Did the spray work? That pesky squeak came back again for me.

My silicone spray fix died off it seems.
Hey buddy, so it worked for a rather short period of time. I still havent got around buying the little rubbee bits but they are the ultimate solutions to me.
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Hey buddy, so it worked for a rather short period of time. I still havent got around buying the little rubbee bits but they are the ultimate solutions to me.
Yeaah that what I expected.

I just bought them, will let you know!!
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Yeaah that what I expected.

I just bought them, will let you know!!
thank you
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Oh my lord Im in heaven. The squeaks are 100000% gone. Definitely do this!!
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Nice

I bought mine too but havent fitted them yet 😀
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Oh my lord Im in heaven. The squeaks are 100000% gone. Definitely do this!!
Hahaha! Told you! =)
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Was thinking something similar would be a solution to the number 1 issue I have with my X1, but had read about others having success with a silicone spray. Glad I read this first as my issue is at the front latch, not the hinge. Cabinet stops ordered to solve this! Thanks all!
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Hi mate, did you remove the two rubber bits on the lid? Thanks
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Hi mate, did you remove the two rubber bits on the lid? Thanks
Hey buddy! I did not, just left it there.

Doesn't really matter if you remove them because the new rubber bits are bigger.
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Hey buddy! I did not, just left it there.

Doesn't really matter if you remove them because the new rubber bits are bigger.
Hi, I removed them and it works 100%, even though I bought some cheap silicon Scott copy from China
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Been driving me nuts too. I will defenetly try the silicone spray.
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