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Fixed my dash rattle!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HARDSHELLTACO, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

    HARDSHELLTACO [OP] HoofHearted

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    Maybe this will help someone else. Removed glove box by taking shock off right side. Squeeze sides together and pull out. Using 10mm socket remove bolt in the center of glove box latch. Pull down black plastic shield and this exposed my problem bolt (golden bolt in center of pic) It was just about to fall out it was so loose. Tightened it up and wallah, no more rattle.
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  2. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    it's in coma

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    good find man, will check mine as well, thanks.
     
  3. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    rab89

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    nice, I really hope this is the problem for everyone!
     
  4. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    This isn't an issue with me yet but damn good to know! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    2.7taco

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    I'll be doing that in the morning.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    ilovetacos

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  7. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:01 AM
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    sincitytaco

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    Mine just started rattling. I will have to fix it over the weekend.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    dalesrn

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    Great find. I wonder if this is a common problem.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    NorthXNorthwest

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    :bananadance: Thats a quick easy fix, dropping a nanner dance on this one!
     
  10. Dec 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Now I know what I'm doing after prezzy time tomorrow , that rattle is driving me friggin crazy . Thanks HardShell
     
  11. Dec 24, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Disclaimer: Hardshell Taco Inc. is not to be held liable if this does not fix your dash rattles. This did indeed fix mine and I hope that if you have this same problem that it fixes yours. If this does not work then i would use the same method i did to track down this noise. I hit the dash board with an open hand while listening for the source of the rattling sound. Most likely it is a bolt that has worked its way loose i'm just not that sure that all of us will have the exact same bolt be the problem. Good luck and Merry Christmas!
     
  12. Dec 24, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Cwhitt09taco

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    Is this the fix for the buzzing noise i keep hearing from that area of the truck, or is this totally different?
     
  13. Dec 24, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    I don't know if you could call it a buzz, i would usually notice it when i rode down a gravel road (which sucked because i live on one) or when i would come to a hard stop.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    Fixed the dash rattle real quick I went ahead and took it a step further and used blue loctite 242 now let see if the damn thing wants to back out.
    2.5 hour drive and no rattle I really liked this fix.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Stock for now. Bfg at's, aries bull bar, aries nerf bars, uws tool box.
    Ok thanks, i just developed a rattle today going down the dirt road to church guess i'll be fixing both of those!!
     
  16. Jan 24, 2010 at 2:54 AM
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    Nice, Mine does the samething
     
  17. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    With just about every new car I've owned in the last 25 years, after a few months of ownership I go through and check as many nuts, bolts and fastners has I can....under the dash, under the hood, frame, suspension, etc, etc.

    So far at 10 months and 13k miles, the Taco is drum tight.
     
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  18. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    Veccster

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    I'm going to look into that today. Guess I never saw that post.

    I get a buzz - not a rattle from the glove box area. I removed the glove for a week but still had the problem. I never found it and put the box back in.

    I also check the gold bolt while I'm in there.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    mattioss

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    damn you are good dude, i just went outside checked it out sure enough it was loose tightened the sucker back up and no more pounding the dash trying to get that rattle to stop LOL
     
  20. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    I think one of the assembly workers at Toyota must have been asleep on "how to tighten a bolt day", Lefty loosey, Righty tighty.
     
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