Annoying rattle in my left ear! Free fix!
After some time of putting up with a continual rattle (heard just behind my head and to the left side) I decided to do some investigation. The noise was there with top either up or down and windows also up or down. All it took was a moderate size abrupt bump in the road to hear it. I suspected something to do with the top mechanism, took a look in the trunk..... all seemed to be in order. I then started to look to the interior plastic, specifically behind the drivers seat and the culprit showed itself.
I found the plastic guide for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to be loose enough to rattle around when an abrupt impact was given to the area with my hand. The guide was not out of position....just loosely fitting. I applied black RTV silicone to the back side of the guide, (Gluing it to it's surroundings) and it is now securley in place. The fix is clean, quick, inconspicuous, free and best of all.... did not require a trip to the dealer!
Squeeks and rattles annoy the daylight out of me. I am ashamed It took me this long to investigate the noise. Once I found it, it was eliminated in 10 minutes.
My next endeaver relating to noises will involve removing the door panels to develop a way to stop them from rattling as the doors are closed (Only occures with the windows down). Any advise would be appreciated.
Hope this is helpful!
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Last edited by DeepGXP; 08-28-2007 at 03:38 PM.