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Rattle in dash is driving me mental!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DigB, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Dec 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    I have a rattle in the dash right around where the passenger airbag is and I can't figure out what it is. I really don't want to pull the dash out. It sounds like a wire bouncing on something plastic every time I go over a bump in the road. Any ideas?
     
  2. Dec 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    do you have anything loose laying around in your glovebox? if thats not it, you just might have to take out the glovebox and check around to maybe find something :notsure:
     
  3. Dec 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    Have you tried looking behind the glove compartment?
     
  4. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    So far what I've done, I found that the glove box shock was not on properly and rattling, I fixed that by removing it, the rattle was still there. I checked the glove box right away, thought it was my flashlight or Leatherman...not that. I removed the glove box and got my hand in as deep as it would go felt around for loose wires, I couldn't see anything and I found nothing. The rattle seems to be in between the airbag and the windshield vent and it is driving me insane! Any little bump I hit it rattles away. I really don't want to take it to a shop, I don't have the tools or mostly know how to take the dash off.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    is it a slight ticking kind of noise if so I have the same thing
     
  6. Dec 26, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    Yea but it isn't ticking all the time, just when I hit a bump in the road.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    yep I got the same thing.. Not sure I thought it was the windshield wiper on the passenger side but later figured out it wasn't I have just learned to deal with it. I figure maybe its something near the fire wall making the noise. but mine has been doing it for 2 years.
     
  8. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    There have been others with this same type of issue and it happened to me as well. It almost sounded like a speaker was blown. Mine went away in time though.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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  11. Dec 26, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Come to think of it, I believe my sound was coming from a wire harness hitting some plastic behind the glove box and I just readjusted it and the sound went away.:cool:
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    The black plastic windshield cowl on the outside of the truck underneath the windshield wipers was the culprit on my truck. Would rattle every time I hit a bump, washboard surface, etc. I literally tore the passenger side dash apart trying to find the problem. Now I keep a folded up rage between the plastic cowl and the hood (place rag on the rubber weather striping with the hood open). When you close the hood the hood/rag combo keeps pressure on the cowl, keeping it from rattling. I tried everything without luck. Something between the hood/cowl to keep pressure on it works best.
     
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    I had this problem this morning in my 2013 DCSB TRD O.R. and it was driving me crazy. Sounded like a ticking under the passenger side dash whenever I'd hit any bump in the road. I ended up taking out the glove box and the black trim piece above the glove box and found the noise was coming from a small white box behind that black trim. If you wiggle the wireing harness that's plugged into it you can see that it moves back and forth hitting the plastic on each side of the white box and generates that tick. I just used a small piece of duct tape and put it along side the plug and the white box it's plugged into so it can't wiggle and problem solved.
     
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