Re: 2004 Camry Dashboard Rattling Noise

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Old 15 Sep 2004, 01:47 am   #1 (permalink)
Joe
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Default Re: 2004 Camry Dashboard Rattling Noise

How do you tighten it? Is there a screw you can tighten it? Or do you
just squeeze a rubber piece in there?

Art wrote:
> I would try to tighten it myself. Dealers usually screw that kind of

thing
> up. At best they will install some felt pads that probably won't

help.....
> based on my Avalon experience.
>
>
> "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ci4h55$ope@odah37.prod.google.com...
> > The rattling noise is for sure coming from that piece of plastic
> > because if i press down on that piece, it's all quiet, but as soon

as i
> > let go of it, it rattles again.
> >
> > RTL wrote:
> > > Is that what that noise is. I was wondering. I will listen more

> > closely to
> > > my "noise" now. :|
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Rich
> > >
> > > "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:ci0svp$sre@odak26.prod.google.com...
> > > > I bought a new Camry a month ago, everything runs fine and all,

but
> > > > sometimes when I drive, there is a noise coming from the

dashboard
> > > > region. Pretty soon I discovered it's the piece of plastic

that's
> > > > right ablove the steering wheel (below the clear plastic that

> > covers
> > > > the meters) that's lose. Does anybody know how to eliminate

that
> > > > rattling noise? It's driving me crazy.
> > > >
> > > >

> >


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Old 15 Sep 2004, 11:07 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2004 Camry Dashboard Rattling Noise

What you must do is locate exactly where the two pieces of plastic
are chaffing against each other. When you have truly located that
(those) point(s), separate the surfaces sufficiently to insert a
strip or pad of adhesive backed felt. I had a bunch (10 or 11) of
these rattle/squeak points in the dash and roof pillar covers of my
'03 Corolla (three in the radio alone) that I fixed this way. That
was about 25k miles ago. Car has 40k on it now.
--

- Philip @ Maximum Torque RPM



"Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ci8oha$kuf@odak26.prod.google.com...
> How do you tighten it? Is there a screw you can tighten it? Or do

you
> just squeeze a rubber piece in there?
>
> Art wrote:
> > I would try to tighten it myself. Dealers usually screw that

kind of
> thing
> > up. At best they will install some felt pads that probably won't

> help.....
> > based on my Avalon experience.
> >
> >
> > "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:ci4h55$ope@odah37.prod.google.com...
> > > The rattling noise is for sure coming from that piece of

plastic
> > > because if i press down on that piece, it's all quiet, but as

soon
> as i
> > > let go of it, it rattles again.
> > >
> > > RTL wrote:
> > > > Is that what that noise is. I was wondering. I will listen

more
> > > closely to
> > > > my "noise" now. :|
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Rich
> > > >
> > > > "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:ci0svp$sre@odak26.prod.google.com...
> > > > > I bought a new Camry a month ago, everything runs fine and

all,
> but
> > > > > sometimes when I drive, there is a noise coming from the

> dashboard
> > > > > region. Pretty soon I discovered it's the piece of plastic

> that's
> > > > > right ablove the steering wheel (below the clear plastic

that
> > > covers
> > > > > the meters) that's lose. Does anybody know how to

eliminate
> that
> > > > > rattling noise? It's driving me crazy.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >

>



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Old 15 Sep 2004, 01:30 pm   #3 (permalink)
Art
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Default Re: 2004 Camry Dashboard Rattling Noise

Philip gave you good advice. Hardware stores sell adhesive felt and rubber.
Also might want to check for a screw head by looking at wierd angles.....
sometimes put in wierd angles so they are not obvious when you are driver
or passenger in car. Don't overtighten and crack the plastic and use the
right type of screwdriver.


"Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:ci8oha$kuf@odak26.prod.google.com...
> How do you tighten it? Is there a screw you can tighten it? Or do you
> just squeeze a rubber piece in there?
>
> Art wrote:
> > I would try to tighten it myself. Dealers usually screw that kind of

> thing
> > up. At best they will install some felt pads that probably won't

> help.....
> > based on my Avalon experience.
> >
> >
> > "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:ci4h55$ope@odah37.prod.google.com...
> > > The rattling noise is for sure coming from that piece of plastic
> > > because if i press down on that piece, it's all quiet, but as soon

> as i
> > > let go of it, it rattles again.
> > >
> > > RTL wrote:
> > > > Is that what that noise is. I was wondering. I will listen more
> > > closely to
> > > > my "noise" now. :|
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Rich
> > > >
> > > > "Joe" <changjoe@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:ci0svp$sre@odak26.prod.google.com...
> > > > > I bought a new Camry a month ago, everything runs fine and all,

> but
> > > > > sometimes when I drive, there is a noise coming from the

> dashboard
> > > > > region. Pretty soon I discovered it's the piece of plastic

> that's
> > > > > right ablove the steering wheel (below the clear plastic that
> > > covers
> > > > > the meters) that's lose. Does anybody know how to eliminate

> that
> > > > > rattling noise? It's driving me crazy.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >

>



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