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mrpotatohead 05-07-2013 12:37 AM

I've found the one thing I hate about my TJ
 
DASH RATTLES. Simply put I've decided dash rattles are one of the absolute hardest things to diagnose on these things.

Cold weather: upon startup I have a buzz-like rattle that eventually goes away after the heat runs for a few minutes and (what I assume) the plastic expands.

Everyday: i have a rattle somewhere on the passenger side airbag area and just recently since I put my congo cage back on I have a rattle in the A pillar.

I spent most of today trying to track down the passenger side noise without digging too terribly deep into it. I had the climate controls, radio, and glovebox out and was pulling my hair out trying to find it.

Give me seized or stripped bolts any day.

clarkkent 05-07-2013 12:55 AM

Isn't that what your stereo's for? :thumb:

jimmy_buckle 05-07-2013 01:16 AM

There's a thread on this and a solution....let me see if I can find it

jimmy_buckle 05-07-2013 01:17 AM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/dash-rattle-235935.html

Try that

OhSixTJ 05-07-2013 01:33 AM

2 nuts behind the dash in the center under the plastic vent cover. Boom.

Yeahbro 05-07-2013 01:37 AM

Try a yj with no carpet. The rattles are never ending.

pickupman2500 05-07-2013 05:06 AM

easy put the carpet back in LOL

s14sh3r 05-07-2013 08:15 AM

The stuff in my glove box rattled. My solution was to take a couple of blue shop towels and fold them so they lined the glove box, then put everything back in. No rattles + I have towels if the need arises.

wwch99tj 05-07-2013 08:36 AM

I found out that my rattle ended up being the air box mounted to the passenger inner fender was rattling...

Zurn 05-07-2013 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clarkkent (Post 3727969)
Isn't that what your stereo's for? :thumb:

Ayup :punk:

mrpotatohead 05-07-2013 11:09 AM

Checked those two bolts. Not the case, although I did crack the center dash piece at the top tray.... Great. Hunting for a new one, to keep THAT SOB from rattling i folded up a cvs rewards card (i don't buy condoms anymore anyway) and wedged it in there... Now I still have a rattle and broken plastic

Kota7x 05-07-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrpotatohead (Post 3729232)
Checked those two bolts. Not the case, although I did crack the center dash piece at the top tray.... Great. Hunting for a new one, to keep THAT SOB from rattling i folded up a cvs rewards card (i don't buy condoms anymore anyway) and wedged it in there... Now I still have a rattle and broken plastic

Does it sound like a plastic on plastic type of rattle? My dad's TJ had a rattle behind the dash and it ended up being the Tube for the airconditioner above the radio that was rattling. We tightened the bolts that held it and has been quiet since.

CarolinaBound 05-07-2013 01:30 PM

Feel your pain. the CJ mirrors I have for when I run doorless love to make a whistle on the highway


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