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Dash rattles.........

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2008 at 8:54 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have an idea on how to fix dash rattles. Since I have aired out my Tacoma a few times, the dash is developing some rattles. No biggie, but an anoyance none the less. I was thinking about spraying some expanding insulation in the dash in some key areas. Any thoughts on doing this? Could it hurt any electronics?
    Thanks, all!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    i dont see any issues with it...unless you just decide to coat a heat sink on the back of your stereo or something

    i would imagine the places youre planning on putting it wouldnt have a whole lot of wiring hanging out
     
  3. Oct 5, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    Chris.....sounds like an idea that could work man. here is another idea i used on our honda accord that would have occasional dash rattles.........i cut a few pieces of thick rubber strips(i actually used a cheap rubber floormat),then i bent them and pushed them into the corners of the dash so that they were outta sight, and they keep the dash pretty quiet now too...no more rattles. just a thought.:)
     
  4. Oct 5, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    chris what you actually need to do...is turn up the radio...

    dash rattles magically go away :D
     
  5. Oct 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    dually

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    Thats what I do! With my lowered taco, i get a lot of vibrations. I might Dynamat my dash, but its a little expensive
     
  6. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    Thats what I have Absorball for. :D But you have some good points on if it makes things worse.

    I have tried. The rattles are IN the dash somewhere. :confused:
    This is what I have been doing. I have also jumped it a few more times with the hope of things going back into place. It didnt work. :eek:
     
  7. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have thought about the Dynomat, but I dont want to tear into my dash to put it everywhere. I guess I caould tear into it and actually FIX the problem, but the easy method is what Im seeking. :D
     
  8. Oct 5, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    maybe this is the problem?

    :D
     
  9. Oct 5, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    Ofcourse this is the problem. :)
     
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