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 Post subject: annoying rattle
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:44 am 
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Got myself an annoying rattle that comes and goes, and am wondering if this is a common issue, and how to fix it.
It occurs somewhere on the inside of the dash just to the right of the instruments/inside the right-hand side mirror/above the door speaker area.
As I said, it comes and goes, and I've tried pushing and pulling on the bits of plastic in that area when it happens, but without success. It's a knocking type of rattle, and bloody annoying when it occurs.
Any ideas?
Oh, it's an EF wagon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: annoying rattle
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Could be your wiring connector to your mirror or could be your window track has popped a weld. Pop the trim off and have a look. Not hard.
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 Post subject: Re: annoying rattle
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:41 pm 
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I battled a noise in that spot for the last 4 months, removed half the dash a few times with no luck until I replaced the windscreen!....A gap in the sealant somehow caused a rattle that sounded like a screw or 5cents bouncing on the dash! Although.......It has only been 3 days.

 

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 Post subject: Re: annoying rattle
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:14 pm 
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blueblood wrote:
I battled a noise in that spot for the last 4 months, removed half the dash a few times with no luck until I replaced the windscreen!....A gap in the sealant somehow caused a rattle that sounded like a screw or 5cents bouncing on the dash! Although.......It has only been 3 days.


Scratch that, took 2 weeks but its back.

 

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 Post subject: Re: annoying rattle
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I have an annoying rattle inside the drivers door....Only happens when you go over a large bump, Otherwise it's quiet. Might take the door trim off tomorrow and see if I can locate and fix the problem.

 

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 Post subject: Re: annoying rattle
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:58 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
revcore wrote:
I have an annoying rattle inside the drivers door....Only happens when you go over a large bump, Otherwise it's quiet. Might take the door trim off tomorrow and see if I can locate and fix the problem.


I had that, wiring connector at bottom of door. Surrounded it in foam including the wire, solved it.


Cheers for that....I haven't had a chance to take a look at it yet but hopefully tomorrow all being well.
I know what you mean about the squeaking bushes....My EL wagon has that (Another thing I need to get stuck into).

 

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