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Tapping Noise from Passenger Dash Speaker (SOLVED)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Haikin, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Mar 16, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    Haikin

    Haikin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have read the various other threads about rattles and other interior noises and vibrations. I cannot seem to get an exact answer. Here is a video showing the noise I am experiencing during colder drives in the morning. I took it to the dealership twice regarding the issue, and of course they "could not replicate" it.

    https://youtu.be/ofPOQMSb-wI
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2016 at 11:33 PM
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    was there music playing?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2016 at 2:47 AM
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    HOLEY CRAP!!!!!

    That is the noise that I got from my right side of the dash. I thought it was the speaker at first, but the stereo was off. Everytime the outside temp got below 45F, it would make that noise like a squeak.

    There must be a solenoid or something under there. It is about 70F outside and the noise is gone.

    We still never figured out what it was!

     
  4. Mar 17, 2016 at 3:17 AM
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    Same problem on mine. I'll investigate while I swap out the tweeters in the coming weeks.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:10 AM
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  6. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    OMG ..... did that fix it?
     
  7. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:15 AM
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    yes and we sent this same pic to our salesman :)

    took it in once, and we got the same answer from the Toyota tech, "couldn't duplicate"
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:22 AM
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    Wow .... that is just great ... how am I gonna get that covered under warranty? What is the part number for the toothpicks? Do they have Toyota written on the side of them? I don't want to void my warranty!

    LOL ... Thanks NoDak!

    I couldn't see any rubbing on mine, but it was squeaking on the way to work this morning. I will try this fix when I get home or if I stop by COSTCO and get some free food samples .... then I will have some toothpicks ... LOL

    Thanks Again
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:32 AM
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    yeah, i shimmed some grey felt weatherstrip i had laying around and the rubbing is gone.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:55 AM
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    Mine ONLY does that when it was cold. 58F this morning and it was squeaking. At 75 - 80F or above no noise.

    I guess my Taco doesn't like the cold.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    No music going. Just cold outside and the first drive of the day. Doesn't sound like plastic either..
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    mine doesn't do it when its warm either. since the plastic is softer, when they rub it wont make a sound. when the plastic is harder due to cold it will squeak louder.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    Mine goes away when the temp rises as well
    Mine goes away when the temp is higher too
     
  14. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:38 AM
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    Strange! Maybe it is because the plastic is harder when it's cold
     
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    Makes sense...
     
  16. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:03 AM
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    I will check mine tomorrow morning. If it squeaks I will pullover and stick some toothpicks in there.
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    Removed my A-pillar and tweeter cover as part of my speaker upgrade. The A-pillar seemed to be kind of hung-up coming out, but went back in quite a bit smoother. While it was off, I really didn't see much that would be causing the noise. However, now that it's back on the noise seems to be gone. May have been how the A-Pillar was wedged in there from the factory. It's an easy 2 bolts to R&R.
     
  18. Mar 26, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    Maybe I'll try this. Another TW member mentioned applying a felt strip along the A-pillar or on the speaker cover itself to prevent the rubbing of the two plastic interior pieces.
     
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  19. Mar 26, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Lol...I have this same noise...never thought much of it as I only notice it when the radio isn't on...but I think mine does it regardless of temperature
     
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  20. Mar 26, 2016 at 8:03 PM
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    Haikin

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    It's annoying when you're driving down the road with the stereo off. I feel like Toyota overlooked so many things when designing the '16s
     
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