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Dash rattle

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by kidked888, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    kidked888

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    Only comes intermittently when driving. Sounds like it’s either coming from the glove box or just underneath. Hard to tell exactly where. Banging on the dash hasn’t helped any. Sounds like something is loose but only makes the rattling noise on an on consistent basis. Anyone else had this problem and fixed it?

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  2. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:24 PM
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    A lot of us put backer rod between the dash, and the windshield for tension.

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    You may need to play with the sizes of the backer rod/closed cell foam. I know when I had my OEM windshield I used ½. I had my windshield replaced and used ⅜.

    There are a lot of weird noises that come from the dash. I think if I had a do-over I'd try something like this.

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  3. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    Remove your Glove Box and start feeling around jiggling stuff in there.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    Exactly what I am thinking I’m gonna have to do, trying to find instructions to remove glovebox now.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2021 at 5:28 PM
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    Remove two bottom screws. Drop Box gentle down and squeeze the sides to wedge out. Bottom bracket has two nubs that lock in place so watch those for tricks. Do not over tighten screws when putting back or you’ll strip plastique.
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2021 at 7:47 AM
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    The change in my ashtray rattles sometimes, I just give it a jiggle and it settles down. That's probably not helpful.
     
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  7. Feb 7, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    Make sure it's not an ice scraper in the door pocket rattling at seemingly random times. DAMHIK. :)
     
  8. Feb 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    That was the rattling noise from last week, but got that one already fixed!
     
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    Actually if you don’t push the ashtray completely in it will rattle around and make you think it’s a dash rattle. Even if it’s out 1/4” it can do that on mine but my shocks are completely gone so maybe that just exacerbates it now that I think about it.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Had this on my wife’s 06. I finally ran it down removing the head unit and found a loose screw that attached the dash itself. Wish I had photos to show you. Took me two months to track down.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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    My passenger airbags has rattled like crazy since the recall service.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    I had a dash rattle off and on for years. The backer rod fix mentioned above worked well but only for a while. It would eventually come back when the rod compressed. Mine was always worse when weather was cold. I narrowed the location down while having passenger push down on different spots on the dash while it was doing it. It was center of dash slightly towards passenger side. I took out the stereo (pretty easy to do) and added sticky foam tape to a few spots back up in the area we pin pointed. Used the thick stuff home depot sells for doors and windows. Hasn't made a sound since.

    Usually pretty easy to fix a rattle, just have to find it first...
     
  13. Feb 7, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    Mine did that too after I got it back from the stealership. I just banged on the passenger side dash and it went away.
     
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