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Dash rattle near passenger side A-pillar

I got my rearview mirror replaced under warranty for a second time. It was rattling extremely bad again. I think it was so bad that it was masking another rattle! Over by the passenger side A-pillar, there is a pretty annoying rattle. If I press down on the dash right by the edge, it stops. I'm thinking of wedging something in there, but I don't really want to jury rig something! Is there anything over there that can be tightened?

I also have the gauge cluster rattle, like the sticky, but I'll take care of that one soon.


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I have both rattles like yourself...the gauge cluster I know how to address, but yeah...don't know how to address the rattle by the passenger side A-pillar...maybe someone with knowledge can chime in...

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Hopefully someone will. It's quite annoying!

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Rattles and squeaks are seriously maddening. When I buy a car now, that's one of the highest priority items I check on the test drive; find a rough road and listen for noises. Of course the rattles increase over time as parts loosen up. I suggest biting the bullet and see if a wedge or shim made out of cardboard or paper or rubber "fixes" it.


I had a '90s Ford T-Bird that I put little cardboard and paper and rubber wedges and shims in the dash, door panel, a-pillars, etc. to stop buzzes and rattles. The interior plastic on that car was awful. My Mustang is a lot tighter, but in cold weather something in my instrument panel buzzes.

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I'm going to wedge something in there as an interim fix. But still hopeful for a true fix.

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There is a TSB for rattling dash problems. Call the dealer.
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Do you have the tsb number? Do you know if it's for that area of the dash? Thanks

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There was a TSB for 05-09 models. I don't know if that transferred over to 10-14 models or not but its a well known issue.

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Some 2005-2009 Mustang vehicles may exhibit a rattle noise where the A-pillar meets the dash area. This rattle may be due to worn, missing or off location tape under the dash panel and/or A-pillar dual lock (velcro) fastener(s) not seated.
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I saw that one, but like you said, it wasn't for the S197's.

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The S197's range from 05-14. Yours is the same as mine but slightly different skin to it. I would check with the dealer.
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My mistake, I was thinking of the Coyote years. I'll give the dealer a call. Thanks again

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I also had this rattle. It is the access panel on the passenger side of the dash. If you open your door you will see a removable panel on the side of the dash where the door ventilation port rests against.

The fix: Remove the panel access door from the side of the dash, take 3m double sided foam tape, go around the edge of the backside of the panel. Re-install for a quite and rattle free ride.

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I also had this rattle. It is the access panel on the passenger side of the dash. If you open your door you will see a removable panel on the side of the dash where the door ventilation port rests against.

The fix: Remove the panel access door from the side of the dash, take 3m double sided foam tape, go around the edge of the backside of the panel. Re-install for a quite and rattle free ride.
I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for the tip!

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I also had this rattle. It is the access panel on the passenger side of the dash. If you open your door you will see a removable panel on the side of the dash where the door ventilation port rests against.

The fix: Remove the panel access door from the side of the dash, take 3m double sided foam tape, go around the edge of the backside of the panel. Re-install for a quite and rattle free ride.

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I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for the tip!

Thanks...will also check out the side panel to see if it's the culprit!!!
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Is the entire panel removable? Because mine is just solid plastic with a hole for the vent. Not sure about that! I was expecting something like a fuse panel cover.


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