Mystery dash rattle driving me crazy

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I have a much more minor rattle. It's where the center speaker attaches to. When going over bumpy roads, I hear a little rattle. It goes away when I put my hands on the speaker edge so I'm guessing the seal just isn't good and it's causing the noise. Not sure how to fix it though...
I had similar rattle around the center speaker. The rattle isn't from the speaker, it is very tightly locked in the dash with 5x metal clips. The rattle is from the dash itself vibrating. I fixed it by sticking 2 pieces of 5cm felt tape under the dash so it is resting against the dash internals. Took me a good couple of hours to remove the speaker and find the source of the rattle. Very difficult to remove the speaker and you could damage the dash material.

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Where is the center speaker located?
Centre of the dash. I think only the touring or LX version in Australia have the dash speaker. Knock around the area and do it again when pressing down the dash to hear the different.

If you do not have the center dash speaker, it is unlikely you will have this problem. I think the cut out from the dash weakens the structure integrity of the dash.

Another common area is the A pillars, it is a easy fix I think anyone could do it. Just remove the tab with "air bag text" and remove the screw holding the plastic piece. Put some tape foam or felt on the bottom area of the piece and not to high to obstruct the curtain airbag. Put some on the white electrical connector, about 10mm thick.
 

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I had similar rattle around the center speaker. The rattle isn't from the speaker, it is very tightly locked in the dash with 5x metal clips. The rattle is from the dash itself vibrating. I fixed it by sticking 2 pieces of 5cm felt tape under the dash so it is resting against the dash internals. Took me a good couple of hours to remove the speaker and find the source of the rattle. Very difficult to remove the speaker and you could damage the dash material.

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My hatchback doesn't have a center speaker. Was the dash rattling at the top or near the bottom? You had to go through the speaker for this?
 
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Centre of the dash. I think only the touring or LX version in Australia have the dash speaker. Knock around the area and do it again when pressing down the dash to hear the different.

If you do not have the center dash speaker, it is unlikely you will have this problem. I think the cut out from the dash weakens the structure integrity of the dash.

Another common area is the A pillars, it is a easy fix I think anyone could do it. Just remove the tab with "air bag text" and remove the screw holding the plastic piece. Put some tape foam or felt on the bottom area of the piece and not to high to obstruct the curtain airbag. Put some on the white electrical connector, about 10mm thick.
Both a-pillars have already been fixed with felt installed by service. I have almost given up because two dealers have been unhelpful fixing the rattle
 

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My hatchback doesn't have a center dash. Was the dash rattling at the top or near the bottom? You had to go through the speaker for this?
It is around the area I highlighted in red where I put the felt under the dash. My car is right hand drive, could be a different area for left hand drive.
 

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I wish I had a speaker to prop out and be able to reach into the dash. I'd probably stuff a pillow in there if I could in hopes to suffocate all the rattling.
 

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I wish I had a speaker to prop out and be able to reach into the dash. I'd probably stuff a pillow in there if I could in hopes to suffocate all the rattling.
Id rather get rid of the entire dash. but I don't have time or patience for that
 

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I guess you can't have dash rattles if there is no dash hahaha.
Nope haha. My current remedy is to listen to music to drown out the rattle till I find another car to buy and dump this headache
 

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Does anyone have an update ? My hatchback still has this intermittent noise. Not every time I drive it it happens which is strange
 

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So since I've had the car now just over 3k miles I've had a vibration noise that sounds like something vibrating in the dash behind the radio. It only happens right over 2k rpm and is very audible in the cabin, hot or cold doesn't seem to change when it happens. I've pulled the radio out twice to try to locate it and initially thought it was the vent ducting vibrating on itself. Now that I've done the tear down twice I am almost certain it is the cabling vibrating against the vent duct which is behind the radio. The noise is plastic on plastic and the cables have a plastic sheath on them. Anyone else have a similar issue? I'm going to pull it apart again and add some kind of padding.
Hi all,
Almost one year has passed and guess what... I have a Honda Jazz/fitt with the exactlly the same issue as described and after 1 month trying to identify the issue I was able to "fix it"

The funny thing is that i have the car for 6 year now and never had it before, the issue only appeard like 6 months ago.
Now thinking back, it makes some sence as it matched the time my Jazz was recalled for a passanger Airbag replacment.

So, my noise, although it sounded like comming from behing the air vents, comes from one of the 2 bolts holding the upper glove box compartment door. The bolt tightens to a king of u shaped metal holder, and looks like the screw, after the airbag replacment is not securing properlly.

Hope it helps
Pclaro
 

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I had similar rattle around the center speaker. The rattle isn't from the speaker, it is very tightly locked in the dash with 5x metal clips. The rattle is from the dash itself vibrating. I fixed it by sticking 2 pieces of 5cm felt tape under the dash so it is resting against the dash internals. Took me a good couple of hours to remove the speaker and find the source of the rattle. Very difficult to remove the speaker and you could damage the dash material.

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How do you remove the centre speaker?
 

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How do you remove the centre speaker?
Just pull up under that lip you marked. I just used my fingernails, then was able to slip my fingers around the edges. Try to stay as even as possible around the edges as you gently pry up. The clips are covers in a slippy foam to ease egress.

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