Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by Xephil » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:44 am

I also checked the stuff beneath the plasic cover (left of the area on the photo). There´s also plenty of stuff connected to the passenger cabin area. Rattling might also be transferred from there into the cabin.
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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by XE1900 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:45 pm

Did you ever get to the bottom of it?

I have the same problem. There is a rattle which seems to be coming from the centre dash. For some reason you can hear it more when you turn the steering wheel to the right.

Took it to the dealership and they said that they put some insulation in, however has made no difference.
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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by Xephil » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Well, my dealer changed the engine mounts because of a different issue (vibration while revving down). At least now there ist no rattle, crackle whatsover, whenever the engine is in idle and the AT in D. Everything is way smoother.

Sometimes, when accelerating you still can hear the rattle-crackle-bs, which - as you probably and evidently know - can drive one nuts.

Meanwhile I am pretty sure that the source must be some clip or part which passes the bulkhead from the engine compartment to the cabin.

Its like searching the needle in the haystack...

I guess we just have to turn the A/C on medium an the music up loud. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by XE1900 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 am

I have made another appointment for 2 weeks time with the dealer. As you said, it drives you nuts and my car is only 3 months old.

Someone had mentioned the bonnet being misaligned that could be making the sound....I'll ask them to check just in case.

Yes, I agree, it sounds like a loose clip or wire inside the dash that's causing it.

Ive been driving around with music on loud enough to drown it out :D

I'll keep you posted once I get it back...hopefully rattle free!
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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by Xephil » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:26 pm

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Re: Rattling or crackling noise from beneath the dashboard, maybe

Post by Xephil » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:51 pm

SOLVED: Engine mounts.
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