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rattle on passenger side

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tammikm, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    tammikm

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    I have a rattle behind the airbag panel on the passenger side, it sounds like it is anyways, its worse when cold... anyone know how to remove this panel, its the one below the top dash but above the glovebox...if i tap it with my hand i can hear the rattle....

    thanks
     
  2. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    you can just pull out the glove box but remove the hydraulic thing first. Then its just one bolt where the cover latches on.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    let me know if you need pics. I'll go take some if you do.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    hey thanks for the fast reply, pics would be great!! mines an 06 btw.

    thanks
     
  5. Jan 24, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    word. give me 5 minutes.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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  7. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    Heres what the glove box looks like opened.
    [​IMG]

    Theres a hydraulic on the right side. Your going to want to slide your hand to the left of it and push right, with a little force applied more so at the top it will pop out like so ( look at above picture, i kinda circled where it needs to pop out.)

    [​IMG]

    once you have done this its time to pop out the glove box. Here are the tabs holding it in at the bottom:

    [​IMG]

    Now you can just pull towards you and it will pop out but i usually hit on it with the palm of my hand while its open and it will pop out.

    Now to remove the part to access all the goodies. There is a 10 mm screw holding the top cover in. Here it is:

    [​IMG]

    Its right behind where the glove box door latches on. Remove that and pull from the back of that plastic piece downward and it will swing down and out.

    Now your left with this (sorry for the quality):

    [​IMG]

    Now dig around and find out that noise.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    I had to go get tools, take dash apart, take pictures, put circles and stuff in on paint. Give me a break man! If someone could tell me exactly what it is that wiggles, I'd be glad to fix it and finish this and maybe make it a sticky?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    anybody?
     
  10. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    I have this exact problem on my brand new 08.....if i hit the front of the passenger dash it rattles (the same part you mention). I have found that if i press down on the top of the dash up by the windshield and than hit the front, no more rattle. I am gonna have to jam some foam in there or something....if it can be fixed at all. Kind of ticks me off really :mad:
     
  11. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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  12. Jan 24, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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  13. Jan 24, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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  14. Jan 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    agreed!
     
  15. Jan 24, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    the sound is like right behind the dash where the airbag kind of is. I cleaned out my cabin air filter and everything and it still makes that annoying rattle.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    while i was in there i rearranged the monster wiring harness and rapped their contact points in foam tape. Haven't driven yet though.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    oh ok once its my truck ill check for EVERYTHING, or when my folks arent home ha
     
  18. Jan 24, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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  19. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    I had the same problem. I read it is most likely a broken plastic dash clip. I shoved a 1 or 2 inch piece of rubber tubing on the side of the dash and one between the dash and te window where the rattling was coming from. Problem solved and u can hardly notice it
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    there is a key hole for air bag off. that is rattle comes from. next time you get rattle noise, put your middle finger into the hole and press a bit. rattle stops. try it.
     
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