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Old 08-21-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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Sound Bar Keeps Getting Loose

Is anyone else experiencing the following: My Sound Bar on the passenger side keeps coming loose! The two screws on the passenger side holding it up just about fall out. I can tell when it is loosening up because the bass gets real buzzy and the speaker sounds like it is blown (it isn't) because as soon as you tighten sound bar screws, everything sounds normal again.

It will go about three days before getting loose again. I can't seem to tighten it up enough that it stays tight. I had the dealer look at it when it was in for an oil change last week. They tightened the screws, but problem is back again.

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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Are they fine thread or coarse?

If fine thread you could try wrapping the threads with teflon tape. That's what I did on the seat bolt for my Harley. The tape will "thicken" the threads and help it stay in place.

For coarse thread maybe try putting a little electrical tape on the threads for the same effect as the teflon.

Or take it back to the dealer and have them look into why they are actually coming loose.

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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Have you tried putting some loctite on the screws? That or a dab of nail polish will work too.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:00 AM   #4
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While I agree with the loctite suggestion, have you tried not listening to hip hop?
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Yep, coat the screws good with Loctite. And I would not try hip hop, some of that music has some bass that could cause some vibration. Maybe smooth jazz.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:40 AM   #6
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While I agree with the loctite suggestion, have you tried not listening to hip hop?
Hip Hop is NOT my cup of tea, however, it really freaks out listening to Reggae, so it's definitely a bass issue and crappy sound bar acoustics. None of us are surprised that the sound bar was re-engineered for MY 2015! Even my 2012 sounded better than my 2014. Thanks for your suggestion.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:41 AM   #7
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Yep, coat the screws good with Loctite. And I would not try hip hop, some of that music has some bass that could cause some vibration. Maybe smooth jazz.
Will definetly try the Loctite. Thank you.
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Are they fine thread or coarse?

If fine thread you could try wrapping the threads with teflon tape. That's what I did on the seat bolt for my Harley. The tape will "thicken" the threads and help it stay in place.

For coarse thread maybe try putting a little electrical tape on the threads for the same effect as the teflon.

Or take it back to the dealer and have them look into why they are actually coming loose.
Never paid attention to the texture of the thread because screw doesn't come completely out, just that screw head is very loose. I will try teflon tape first, and then if all else fails, Loctite. Thanks for the suggestion. I was hoping that someone else had this exact problem besides me, but it it looks like I am alone on this one. : (
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:03 PM   #9
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This is interesting. Yesterday after some heavy wheeling I noticed my passenger side sound bar drooping; one of the screws had vibrated more than half way out. I guess this is a common issue. I just tightened both back down so it will be interesting to see if it happens again before locking it down etc.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #10
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This is interesting. Yesterday after some heavy wheeling I noticed my passenger side sound bar drooping; one of the screws had vibrated more than half way out. I guess this is a common issue. I just tightened both back down so it will be interesting to see if it happens again before locking it down etc.
Wow! That is my exact situation. I give it no more than 3 days for it to come loose again. You'll know because speaker will sound like it is blown, but it is the vibration from the loosened sound bar. Let us know how you make out.

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