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      03-22-2015, 10:13 AM   #67
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Had a service appt on the last day of my factory warranty and complained about the armrest. Was expecting "no fault found" to be honest, but they replaced it and now 100% creek/squeak/groan free!
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Thanks all for the help. This was driving me insane.

I tried two methods listed here and it got rid of 90 percent of the squeaking. The remaining noise is very tolerable.

1) I liberally applied armor all around the hinge area and anywhere plastic surfaces came together.

2) I placed a small microfiber cloth (folded once) between the bottom and top pieces in the back where the plastic comes together. The cloth was one I got to clean my glasses.

Armrest and cup holders in these cars are a joke. Good thing they are brilliant otherwise....haha
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      04-17-2015, 03:52 PM   #69
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Here is the BEST method I've found.


Buy some 1/4 thick felt with an adhesive back. (Think of what you would use to deaden the sound of a cabinet door slamming shut, they sell this stuff at the hardware stores.)

Put a strip or a few pieces just under the hinge of the armrest (the console side, not under the armrest itself. I'll post a pic later of what I'm talking about.

If you did it right, the armrest - where the hinge is - will sit on this felt piece which will raise the armrest a few mm and help deaden any vibration sounds.
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      04-17-2015, 06:43 PM   #70
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Here is the BEST method I've found
Hey, this sounds ALMOST as good as the method I initially opened this thread with 4.5 years ago, but not quite, because felt will ultimately get crushed flat under compression, whereas rubber will not.

I guess it's time to unsubscribe from this thread; it's just too funny.

BTW, still squeak-free after 50K miles and 4.5 years with the method in post 1, but hey, whatever works for you... ;-)

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      04-30-2015, 03:18 PM   #71
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Hey, this sounds ALMOST as good as the method I initially opened this thread with 4.5 years ago, but not quite, because felt will ultimately get crushed flat under compression, whereas rubber will not.

I guess it's time to unsubscribe from this thread; it's just too funny.

BTW, still squeak-free after 50K miles and 4.5 years with the method in post 1, but hey, whatever works for you... ;-)

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lol, I skimmed past the first post, thinking, with all the other posts, maybe there were 'better' suggestions, but appearantly not.

The felt has held up so far.. may switch to rubber if it doesn't though.
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      05-17-2015, 10:34 AM   #72
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PICS! I want to try this!
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      06-07-2015, 06:42 PM   #73
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A while back I mentioned I used 3m double sided Velcro to solve this problem on my 1er. I placed the loop side Velcro as shown below, no creaks since!

I found the biggest difference was when I placed velcro on the round hinge mechanism. The plastic here showed signs of wear from the two panels rubbing and even after I did the door on the console it still creaked, so I tried that and it solved the issue.
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