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KevWak
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Rattle behind dashboard

Post by KevWak » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:01 pm

Hi all.
Done about 200miles since we bought our SRi last week. All was well until last night driving home from work. There is now a very noticeable rattle across all speeds but only when on rough surface roads. The road vibration through the car seems to be highlighting something loose behind the dash.

Do you have any similar experiences?
Should I go back to dealer with it?

I do have a video but can't upload from my phone direct to here.

EDIT :- I've put a vid on YouTube- here's the link https://youtu.be/0sx_65TJNCI
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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by PaulCov » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:21 pm

I have the same on my corsa and always over rough surfaces it's been into vx who stripped the door panels refitted them adjusted the door and still no good and there saying it's not the dashboard so I keep the music at a level that drowns it out

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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by KevWak » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:24 pm

Oh dear. I think on a brand new car you shouldn't have to do that. On a 5yr+ car fair enough, there's going to be rattles and quirks. But not brand new.
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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by M1chaelR » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:50 pm

I've heard similar from mine over rough terrain. Sometimes it's there, sometimes not. I'm hoping it might just settle down and go away.

My girlfriend's parents BMW 418 rattles a lot mind and it's a 14 plate. The parcel shelf is constantly rattling no matter what the terrain!

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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by Kristis » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:59 pm

Mine has 0 rattles for that im super happy :) but it might be just a wire. Report it to your dealer and it will be their headache to sort :)
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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by M1chaelR » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:43 pm

For the first 100 miles it happened for all of about 30 seconds. I'll give it a while and then chat to the dealer if it's still there. May the no rattles continue on for you Kristis!

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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by KevWak » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:59 pm

Just been in this afternoon. No techs there though being a Saturday afternoon. They have left my details and symptoms for their service department to call me Monday. Took a sales guy out to let him listen and he agrees there is definitely a rattle behind the instrument panel.

Prior to the dealer visit, thought I'd look in the engine bay to see if the noise could be coming right through. Did find this but sadly not the cause.

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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by ZappyPayload » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:10 pm

This is my biggest annoyance whit this car unfortunately. Everything is great apart from the rattles. My whole roof lining rattles loudly and also the drivers side pillar has a constant twanging rattle.

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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by Kristis » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:13 pm

is that a cap in there? :D
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Re: Rattle behind dashboard

Post by 1900sr » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:49 pm

My car seems to have a rattle from around the glovebox area. I only notice it if the music's off. My dashcam power lead runs through the glovebox though, so I've assumed it's that. I'll have to take it out and try it.
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