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10-03-2012 10:24 AM
sbc17 Yea no problem. Hope it solves your issue. If at first you don't succeed, put more foam on it!! Lol

-sbc
10-03-2012 07:47 AM
nseah
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Originally Posted by sbc17 View Post
You have to put foam or felt around the perimeter of the door panel to remove the vibration. The plastic door panel vibrates on the door sheet metal. The speakers just amplify the vibration making it more noticeable.

There are (5) T25 torx bits in the front door.
1 behind the reflector
1 behind the release handle
1 behind the upper right corner of the door under the little cover
2 behind the trim piece at the door handle

The rear door has 3 torxs screws also T25.
1 behind the release handle
2 under the door handle.

I believe there are 6 clips holding on each door panel. To remove the door pull from the top of the door hard and quick. If you pull slowly you will end up bending the plastic panel to much and create the "whiting" effect on parts of the door. It seems counter intuitive but this is the best way to do it.

As for the foam, this stuff would probably work the best:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001H4...dir_mdp_mobile

Put the foam flush with the inner edge of the panel(so you don't see it).
If done correctly this should end your buzzing.

Hope this helps guys.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.

-sbc
Thanks for your help. I will try this if Ford doesn't do anything
10-02-2012 02:21 PM
FordService Hey gang!

Some of you have already reached out to me, but for those who haven't, please send me a PM with your VIN, estimated mileage, dealer, and daytime phone number. I'll get your concerns escalated to the regional level. Your Customer Service Manager will touch base with you to discuss what you're experiencing and contact your dealership to coordinate efforts on a fix.

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Crystal
10-02-2012 01:29 PM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by Drew'sFoci View Post
Is ^ regarding 12-13 model years?
Yes, this is for the 3rd gen focus.
10-02-2012 01:18 PM
Drew'sFoci Is ^ regarding 12-13 model years?
10-02-2012 01:13 PM
sbc17 You have to put foam or felt around the perimeter of the door panel to remove the vibration. The plastic door panel vibrates on the door sheet metal. The speakers just amplify the vibration making it more noticeable.

There are (5) T25 torx bits in the front door.
1 behind the reflector
1 behind the release handle
1 behind the upper right corner of the door under the little cover
2 behind the trim piece at the door handle

The rear door has 3 torxs screws also T25.
1 behind the release handle
2 under the door handle.

I believe there are 6 clips holding on each door panel. To remove the door pull from the top of the door hard and quick. If you pull slowly you will end up bending the plastic panel to much and create the "whiting" effect on parts of the door. It seems counter intuitive but this is the best way to do it.

As for the foam, this stuff would probably work the best:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001H4...dir_mdp_mobile

Put the foam flush with the inner edge of the panel(so you don't see it).
If done correctly this should end your buzzing.

Hope this helps guys.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.

-sbc
10-02-2012 11:06 AM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by SydneyRoo View Post
there was actually a thread on it here somewhere.. Probably someone's stereo install. This was a long time ago so it might take a bit of digging.
Please hold.

EDIT:
Front Doors only, but helpful:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276050

Instructions, but no pics for both sets of doors:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280285

If it's the headliner, check to see if the 3M "Velcro" came undone. If not, it's probably the (failed) glue making the noise.
10-02-2012 11:05 AM
SydneyRoo
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Originally Posted by nseah View Post
You don't happen to have directions on removing the door panels do you? Ford doesn't really do anything for me, Im just going to do it myself.
there was actually a thread on it here somewhere.. Probably someone's stereo install. This was a long time ago so it might take a bit of digging.
10-02-2012 11:03 AM
Drew'sFoci
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Originally Posted by nseah View Post
Oh no your rattling is coming from the liner they use on the head panel. I didn't have that issue but it's a pretty common one. Id recommend searching the forum for that topic because I have no idea what the fix is for that.
Ok thanks! I'll look it up! Hope its an easy fix
10-02-2012 11:02 AM
nseah
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Originally Posted by SydneyRoo View Post
Last year, I had a metallic rattling in the driver's door, only happened with a bit of bass.
Took it in to the Ford dealer for them to look at, they tightened some bolts on the door (ie, they did nothing), but the rattle was still there.

I took the door panel off myself (what a pain in the ass that was) and lo and behold there was a small metal mounting tab rattling against the speaker. It didn't appear to belong to anything so I removed it. Problem solved. Probably an isolated case though with spare parts rattling in the door.
You don't happen to have directions on removing the door panels do you? Ford doesn't really do anything for me, Im just going to do it myself.
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