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Rattle in the dash of my 02 Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yotapower10, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    yotapower10

    yotapower10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought my 2002 tacoma used and the guy I bought it from said that there was a rattle in the dash board since he had bought it. Does anyone have the same problem and know exactly what it is so I dont have to take the entire dash out to try and fix it? I think its just a loose screw that the factory forgot to tighten down.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Theres a few threads about this already. I cant remember what size rubber strip they use but you put in in between the dash and the windshield search for that thread so you will know exactly what to do. To fix it
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    jfr02

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    yes this right i had a 99 with the same problem gets worse in the cold.there is a toyota fix for this but i never tried it.i just used some foam rubber stripps between the glsss and dashboard.i just removed the glove box and could get to the right spott.there might even be a tsb for this.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    smallcandle

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    I took my '02 DC in to the dealer in 2003 and they fixed my dash rattle under warranty. In fact, I think I remember them telling me that there was a TSB on the dash rattles.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    jfr02

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    the tsb number is NV00602 i couldn't find a site that let me view the full tsb.i'll try again
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    what is a tsb?
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    carmellocafe

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  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    thanks jfr for looking that up and everyone else for the input i thought it was a screw but ill take a look at my dash this weekend and try and figure something up
     
  9. Jul 23, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    joshone

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    I have a simliar problem on my 02, and I haven't gotten to it yet. I'll be checking it out in a few days, and I'll let you know if I find anything. Mine's just above the air vents in the center of the dash.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    yeah thats where mine is too i stuck a shop rag in there just to keep it away from the windshield till i get the time to go get some rubber stripping to stick in there
     
  11. Jul 24, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    trailinTaco

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    mine does it too and i can hear it more with heavy acceleration. it sounds like its coming from the passenger side.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    i pretty sure they all do it...we joke around here and call it the "toyota dash rattle" lol all my buddies trucks do it. if u turn the radio up high enough youll never even hear it haha
     
  13. Jul 24, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    hahaha exactly unless you have the silencers on your intake capped off like i do....then it cant be drowned out haha it sucks
     
  14. Jul 24, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    haha i capped mine off too :cool:
     
  15. Jul 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    So is it a recall?
     
  16. Jul 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    no it's not a recall. toyota calls a it a tsb when there is a knowm problem but it's not a saftey concern.if your still in warranty they repair it for free but if not it comes out of your pocket.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Join the club, mine used to do it too. I took a, get this, toilet leveler(small plastic wedge about 2"x3") and pushed it down between the dash pad and windshield, it went away.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    i have the same problem on my 02.
    it sucks when im driving girls around
    they say "wtf is that? why is your car so ghetto!"
     
  19. Jul 27, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    hahaha yeah i get that allll the time...my favorite one was, "Umm, whats going on with your truck? Is it going to fall apart?" hahahahaha she was so worried it was hilarious
     
  20. May 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    ha i thought it was just my tacoma being a piece of crap but i guess not, that is good to hear :p
     
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