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Rattle in my dash! AAAAAARGH!!!!

Leave it to Dodge to sell a car that gets squeaks and rattles after less than two months of ownership...

There is a rattle in the dash, usually when it's colder outside, and it sounds like it's either coming from the gauge cluster, or behind the gauges... It could also be in the corner of the dash around where the speaker is next to the "A-pillar".

It's driving me NUTS that I can't pin-point where this noise is coming from...but I dont want to bring it to the dealership because they'll probably destroy a ton of stuff taking things apart looking for the rattle.

Anyone here get any noise from this area? If so, how did you fix it??

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I had what sounds a lot like your rattle in my 2008 Charger The dealer looked at it, and said it was due to some part of the left side bottom of the dash not being seated correctly. The supposedly fixed it, but it didn't do anything, it was still there. It was worst when cold, and almost gone when warm. I had a stereo place look at it, and they couldn't find anything. Mine sounded like it was right behind the headlight switch.

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Well, I think something's come loose under my passenger side dash. When I corner hard I hear something sliding, followed by a small "thunk", and when I brake hard I hear just the small "thunk", like the loose whatever flopped forward.

(Yes, I checked the glove compartment for loose objects.)

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Maybe a long shot but I thought I had a rattle in my dash and it actually comes from the sliding cover for the sun roof. Close it and the rattle goes away. I thought it was in the dash but that was just the sound bouncing off the dash back at me.

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Don't laugh but I used to have a rattle that for some time I couldn't find. Then by shear accident while this rattle was going on I open the sunglasses holder and wouldn't you know it, the stupid sunglasses. Felt like a real nimrod..
You may want to check that. BTW, it's not that difficult to pull the shielding out of the car under the steearing wheel column. You can then with a small flash light take a peek under there and see if anything is loose or dangling around.

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There was a thread somewhere (recently!) regarding this exact rattle. I remember because I too have it. Though the forward left rattle seems to have subsided, now I have a loud one coming from the back left somewhere. Definitely something hitting a metal panel - not hard, just loud, possibly a wire. But yeah... LOTS of rattles for a brand new car. Not looking forward to 5 years from now. May have to drop it back to the dealer.

edit: a14umbra has the rattle thread I recalled - the first one

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