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Old 06-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Civic dash rattle(s)

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with dash rattles. Specifically I have a 94 VX. There was an existing rattle on the passenger side. I've had passengers try to put their hands on things to try to quiet it with no success. Now the drivers side is starting to make noise as well. It almost seems like the dash itself is loose. I suspect that having the tires "fully" inflated probably adds to it.

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Old 06-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try taking out the dash and reinstalling. There might be something loose underneith.
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Remove the glove box and look at the thin plastic members up in the space above the glove box. I had one of them crack so it made a buzzing sound when you ran the engine under load at low rpm. It was easy to fix with a spot of adhesive.
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Just use it as an excuse to get rid of that blue interior and switch to black dash/interior!
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Just wondering if anyone has any experience with dash rattles. [...] I suspect that having the tires "fully" inflated probably adds to it.
My dash has a few rattles. I solved two of them by stuffing a small strip of cloth in between the metal bracket and the plastic cover of the dash (had to remove a panel to get to them but no biggie).

Here in a couple days I'm going to remove the door panel and see what I can figure out about the one in there. I guess my advice would be, be persistent and don't be afraid to tear into it! Just make some notes of where all the pieces came from!

EDIT: I forgot, the high-PSI tires have a lot to do with it in my experience. When I first bought my car, the dealer had them at 28 PSI. When I bumped them to 40, the rattles began.

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