Originally Posted by 2008fx4
hey jeff - mine is doing it too. didnt do it all when it was warm out.
Jon, this is exactly what I thought and agree with you!
I took it apart over the weekend. The lower "screw" that spun freely isn't stripped, it's actually an expanding plug which is supposed to pull and hold the plastic pillar cover close/tight to the metal pillar. I think the screw threads are too thin and doesn't cause the plug to expand enough to pull/hold the cover close to the pillar. The covers on both sides shift about 5mm.
I wonder if the dealer has any of that felt which the factory puts on the back of the seatbelt buckles? A couple strips of that on the pillar or where the covers overlap should quiet the squeak, plus I think it will hold up to the AZ heat.