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      10-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #45
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The felt didn't do anything for me. I had to end up spraying the entire hinge assembly (and then some) with some silicone lube. Removed the rear panel behind the armrest (facing the back seat) and went to town.

Wiped away the excess/runs and all is well. I have a squeak actually inside the armrest itself but its 90% better.
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      10-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #46
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I would try a spray silicon lubricant on the hinge.
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      12-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #47
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This worked me for me too. Spray a good quality lubricant on hinge that is designed for plastic/vinyl like 303 aerospace, and wipe excess off...
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      12-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #48
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Stupid armrest. Mine screams like a banshee. My fix: raise it up and never use it. Wish I could just remove it.
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      12-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #49
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I have the ultimate fix for that dam squeaky arm rest. Fold a microfiber cloth to about 1.5 inch in thickness and place it in the armrest. You will feel resistance while closing the arm rest. Too much no good, too little no good but you need just enough to make that squeak go away. IT WORKS!
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      12-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #50
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Stupid armrest. Mine screams like a banshee. My fix: raise it up and never use it. Wish I could just remove it.
YOU CAN REMOVE IT! bmw makes a delete for it. You can sort of see it in this photo on my car. its about $30 in parts. The armrest is pretty heavy too
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YOU CAN REMOVE IT! bmw makes a delete for it. You can sort of see it in this photo on my car. its about $30 in parts. The armrest is pretty heavy too
Part number plz. Looks like a great mod
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Didn't know this was a problem for a lot of owners! I was really annoyed with the armrest squeaks on my last drive...
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This worked me for me too. Spray a good quality lubricant on hinge that is designed for plastic/vinyl like 303 aerospace, and wipe excess off...
Just hitting 6 months / 6000 miles and my arm rest has begun squeaking when rolling over any road surface irregularities. I just finished applying 303 and was able to eliminate 95% of the squeaks I was previously able to duplicate while the car was static... the proof will be tomorrow's commute!
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Just hitting 6 months / 6000 miles and my arm rest has begun squeaking when rolling over any road surface irregularities. I just finished applying 303 and was able to eliminate 95% of the squeaks I was previously able to duplicate while the car was static... the proof will be tomorrow's commute!
Rick, my armrest is screaming for help... lol

Did you 303 trick work? If so, what is it and where do I but it? THANKS!
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Rick, my armrest is screaming for help... lol

Did you 303 trick work? If so, what is it and where do I but it? THANKS!
It did... but was only effective for a couple of days.

Aerospace 303 is a 'protectant' for plastic, vinyl, rubber, etc. that has UV protection as well. Some people use it on interiors or tires, but I use it mostly for large plastic surfaces on the exterior of my wife's car, and the few plastic exterior bits on my car (rear panel, mud guards, engine compartment). http://www.autogeek.net/303aerprot.html

Next time I apply some sort of lube to the assembly it will be tire dressing. However, the squeaks have largely gone away now that winter is over and my run flat winter tires have been removed and PSSs reinstalled.
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      08-03-2014, 12:46 AM   #57
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I know this is an old post but I was just messing with the suggestion and I noticed that squeak that I'm getting is actually from the latch. I have a 2013 135is. So maybe they fixed the hinge issue, but the latch probably could use some silicone grease. I was also thinking about spraying some anti squeak brake liquid in there too.
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