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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:07 PM
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Vibration In Door Panel When Cold

I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to get rid of a very annoying vibration I have on my drivers door panel (towards the front inside panel is)?

I have noticed that it only has this vibration when it is cold. I got the car a couple of weeks ago and it was fine until the cold weather hit these past couple of nights.

I know it is vibrating when the bass hits from the car, but I haven't done any upgrades. It is just the Sound II option that came with the car.

I am fairly sure if I took it back to the dealership they would just tell me that it is normal, so I thought I would ask you guys!

Not that it matters but it is a 2013 R/T Classic.

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When its cold stuff is gonna rattle. Not much you can do about it, unfortunately.
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There's a couple of plugs - one behind door pull and another behind the interior door release.

Carefully pry the plug up with a flat blade screw driver at the slot provided - there's a Phillips head screw and snug it up. It may cure that rattle -especially the one behind the door release handle, near the speaker.

Those screws are threaded into plastic plugs, so be careful not to over-do it.

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When its cold stuff is gonna rattle. Not much you can do about it, unfortunately.
Actually getting rid of rattles can be done. It's a bleed over from audio guys, but vibration dampeners are available to take care of rattles, buzzes, and the like. The tricky part is tracking them down. Once you find it, you just slap a little 2"x2" square of sound deadener on it and it's gone. The big name is Dynamat, but I'd never recommend anyone buy that stuff. It's severely overpriced. Even a 50% off sale is more than equivalent products from places like secondskin, raammat, or alphadamp, and those are just some of the good ones. For non-audio related rattle control you could easily cheap out on a lesser quality product and cure these cold weather rattles. Peak and seal would work if you live in a climate that doesn't see 105+ on the thermometer, but it's asphalt based so you've got to be concerned with in-car temperatures or you'll end up with a pool of asphalt goo in your door.

In my 2 month experience with my '11 the challenger is in need of some treatment for rattles and buzzes. It only gets worse when you do upgrade the audio.

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Do this just to see if it's the same thing mine was doing. open your door, now make a fist, sounds dumb but give this a whirl, take the bottom of your fist and forcefully, not like a punch though and hit the top of your pad near where the louvre for the drivers window is and up by the speaker are on top of the dash, while doing so listen for the same type of rattle you hear while driving. If you hear it, that may be what it is. Next hit the are a few times where the door panel touches the dash on the side. I was hearing a tingy noise in those areas. After giving it a few firm pops with my hand I no longer have any of that annoying rattle.....maybe the same thing, maybe not but Im just telling you what I did and it fixed it belive it or not.....lol

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Actually getting rid of rattles can be done. It's a bleed over from audio guys, but vibration dampeners are available to take care of rattles, buzzes, and the like. The tricky part is tracking them down. Once you find it, you just slap a little 2"x2" square of sound deadener on it and it's gone. The big name is Dynamat, but I'd never recommend anyone buy that stuff. It's severely overpriced. Even a 50% off sale is more than equivalent products from places like secondskin, raammat, or alphadamp, and those are just some of the good ones. For non-audio related rattle control you could easily cheap out on a lesser quality product and cure these cold weather rattles. Peak and seal would work if you live in a climate that doesn't see 105+ on the thermometer, but it's asphalt based so you've got to be concerned with in-car temperatures or you'll end up with a pool of asphalt goo in your door.

In my 2 month experience with my '11 the challenger is in need of some treatment for rattles and buzzes. It only gets worse when you do upgrade the audio.
I've messed with Dynamat it the past. In my experience you do more harm than good when you start removing panels and moving stuff around....just turn the radio up.
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so whats the verdict OP?
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Thus far I haven't done anything. Just turned down the bass some.
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