2002 E46 320d Compact - Boot Lid rattles when driving..

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  1. 2002 E46 320d Compact - Boot Lid rattles when driving.. 
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    Hi first off I would like to say congrats on a great forum this is my first post but it looks like a great resource for BMW owners.

    My problem is this:

    When driving I noticed a rattle that was coming from the boot. At first I thought it was where the spare wheel went as some things were kind of loose but I secured these and the rattle continued.

    Then I thought it could be the hazard triangle that is in the boot lid so I removed this and took it for a drive again but every time I went over a bump it got the rattle again. It doesn't sound like the shocks which is what I thought it could of also been.

    When the car was stationary I went out to the boot and tried to move the boot lid and there was a little bit of play in the lid. I couldn't move it more than a few mm but I did it quickly and repeated it. This recreated a similar sound.

    I think i have found the problem in that the clasp or something is loose or has too much give on it but I am not sure if I can tighten it at all. I removed the plastic trim on the boot and looked at the piece of metal that is like a hoop and it is stationary. I can't move it at all.

    When i looked at the part in the lid of the boot and pressed it in to simulate it being locked it could be moved slightly up and down. I guess this is causing the rattle.

    Any ideas on how to solve this annoying rattle? The rest of the car is fine but with all the pot holes on our roads these days it makes my old 306 sound like a smooth ride! Hah.

    Thanks in advance and once again a great forum.

    Matthew
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    That is one of the things i was thinking can be the source of the rattling sound on mine car but it was not

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    Ahh I was hoping it was the boot lid as there is definitely quite a lot of movement with it.

    I can see the boot lid even lift up a few mm when it is shut and the sound is almost identical to that I hear when driving along.

    Now i know it is there it really gets on my nerves!
     
     

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    The looped part of the boot lock can be moved downwards by undoing the securing bolts, this will pull the boot tighter on to the boot rubber and stop the rattling if it is coming from there.

    Number 3 here, http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...03&hg=41&fg=60
     
     

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    Ahh excellent I will check that out and see if it works.

    Many thanks for the tip. I will report my findings back here.
     
     

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    My boot rattle comes from the frigging parcel shelf, I've removed it now and it's better
     
     

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    My did the same - and like Sajan its the parcel shelf.

    I have fixed it by sticking some self adhesive velcro (the fluffy half) to the edge of the parcel shelf so that it is wedged against the bootlid. Seems to have cured it.

    I have also found that the rear headrest rattle a little bit when in the down position - pop them up and it stops.
     
     

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