2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Oh God, make it stop!

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  1. fngolfer

    fngolfer Active Member

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    I have an annoying rattle at the drivers side door lock when it's locked so when I unlock it, the rattle goes away and goes to the passenger side door. I also have some rattles that sound like it's coming from passenger door and under the passenger seat. I pulled out the armrests and installed felt to no avail. Wtf? Hoping it's common and someone knows what to do next.:confused5:
     
  2. Jason Montague

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    :cornut: No help here so I'll just bump you back to the top.:Thumbsup:

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    Make sure no part of the seatbelt is touching the side of the car? That drove me nuts for a bit. Other than that, no ideas here.
     
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    Turn up the radio! :D

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    Year of your MINI? As said, make sure the belt metal clip is not riding your side trim. ;)
     
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    From the OP's garage he has a 09 MCS.
     
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    Yes, those R56 MINIs will rattle like a tin can with that seat belt, ask me how I know. :)
     
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    Take doors off and run doorless like a Jeep.
     
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    Really?

    Okay, I'll take the doors off and turn up the stereo.
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    Well, since you know "where" the problem is - something to do with the lock linkage - it should be fairly easy to fix it. Pull the door panel, look for where the linkage is touching something in the locked position, and put a piece of felt or something in there to stop it rattling, or bend the linkage slightly to get it away from what it's touching.

    Good luck!
     
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    Is the sound by chance a kinda faint buzz/rattle? I was getting one coming from the back of my drivers side door, but when I locked the door it stopped.
     
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    It's the door lock on top of the door. In the locked position, it vibrates. When I unlock it, the right side door vibrates. Looking for felt that's thin enough to get in there.
     
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    FELT/CARPET

    Comes in colors too...
     
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    I've never felt felt like the felt I felt when I felt your felt.
     
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    My 09 MCS has similar rattles which is driving me MAD!
     
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    Vibration gone

    Wrapped the door lock with a thin one inch strip of electrical tape and problem solved. Took off both arm rests and smothered the contact points with that furry stuff that comes with Velcro. Vibration gone..........for now.
     
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    :cornut: Great! You did it. Gives you an kind of a knowing smile doesn't it?:Thumbsup:

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    I do like to solve these problems myself to great satisfaction and MA is a fantastic resource to that end.
     

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