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Front Left Speaker/Dash Rattle

PNWLeccy

Active Member
Jul 11, 2019
1,189
963
Seattle
I spent nearly an hour doing a ride along with a technician and I think we have finally found the source of the creaking noise. Idk how helpful this might be to other people but I thought I would share it in hopes that it isn’t just specific to my vehicle.

Where the wood dash runs into the back of the center screen mount, it was much tighter on one side than the other and there seemed to be a slight rubbing that was causing the dash piece to flex and creak as it reverberated. The mobile tech stuck a piece of foam in there so that it no longer made contact and I haven’t noticed the same incessant noise anymore. It has been a little over a week without it returning so I’m hoping that was it. Worth a check for everyone else who has already addressed the speaker grill, dash, steering column housing, etc without a resolution.
 
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CaptainKirk

Member
Feb 6, 2014
210
428
Toronto
Have this rattle now. I mostly get it when the car is 38 Celsius. Will try to localize it, but to me my rattle seems to be from the rubberized plastic Dash piece along the top of the vent on the driver side.
 

StepBack

Member
Dec 6, 2019
9
0
Orlando
Did some foam cutting/placement and havent had the sound in probably 6 months.

Wedged between grill and pillar, then a few pieces between grill and windshield.
 

xatlasb

New Member
Jul 4, 2020
1
0
Nolanville
I have been having this EXACT same issue ever since I got my car in January. I also had the annoying VIN plate rattle, which took me 3 visits to SC to get fixed, first SC didn't seem like they knew what they were doing (they replaced my entire windshield and still couldn't manage to fix it). And then the 2nd one fixed it, and as I picked up my car and started driving home I heard the rattle coming from the front dashboard speaker area on the driver side. Immediately went back to show them, and poof, the rattle was no longer there and they couldn't verify it. I even had taken video as proof, but due to COVID issues they couldn't help me, but it's the rattle occurring and when I place my hand over that speaker part on the dash, it silences it. Anyways, now I moved to Texas, and SC are pretty far from where I live, but if there's a DIY fix with foam to fix the sound, I'd love to just do it myself and take care of the issue once and for all! Where exactly do you place the foam?
 

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