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Old 04-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Plastic interior bad rattle

My 2002 v6 just hit 112k. and the plastic on the inside I'm sure is starting to wear out, but is there a way I can fix it without replacing all of the plastic in there? The things that rattle the most are the Dash bezel for the AC and Heating along with where my stereo is, it's aftermarket. The plastic boot cover that goes around the shifter, and the door panels, especially the plastic door handles on the inside where the door controls and power windows are. Is there a way to quiet all of this down? It usually rattles on bumps or on a somewhat rough road. It gets very annoying. My window on my driver side rattles when i regularly drive as well. All help appreciated thanks.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:59 PM   #2
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All the rattles are caused by either the plastic pins being broken or backed out or the security screws doing the same. Most of the interior is held in place by those plastic pressure pins that have the little spines that hold it all in. If those break or back out then it'll cause noise. What's not secured by those plastic pins are held in place by interior screws.
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