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Old 03-19-2012, 10:40 PM   #11
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I wish you good luck getting the rattles fixed. I have rattles in all my doors at different pitches of mid-range and bass. The dealer's standard response, in my case, is to take the door panel off, replace the speaker, and put it back on without fixing the real issue despite the fact that you can stop the rattle by pressing on the door.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #12
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Yeah, I'm afraid of that. I really don't think it's the speaker itself. I think the bass it puts out (actually pretty decent) is causing something in the door to rattle.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #13
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OK, I've decided that I will give the "Occupancy" trick a try, and if I can't figure it out from there, I'll take it in to the dealer. Probably should mention this is the Sync system on an SE.
Ahh I'm not sure if and how to do the trick in Sync.

Paul, that's what I thought they would say/do. That's why I suggested a little sound foam around the speaker, that might cut down on the vibration. I know Crutchfield offers there foam buckets that protect speakers from moisture, those should be perfect because they go between the door frame and the speaker. Or just glue a couple of foam blocks to the back of the door trim, if you can figure out locations where pressing on the door can stop the rattle.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #14
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...When I have the volume at a medium level (13,14) I get a rattle coming from my speaker enclosures...
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It's occurring at lower volumes too, namely in the driver door speaker...
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Mine does this all the time too mainly at low levels....
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Yeah I had that problem like crazy for a while...I think taking it to the dealer will only yield a waste of time.
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I definitely have/had a door rattle because of the stereo...
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...I have rattles in all my doors at different pitches of mid-range and bass...
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My rattle in the passenger door speaker vicinity appears to be due to engine vibration...I guess this is a slightly different issue though if you guys are saying that all speakers rattle...
Hello all,

Let's get these rattles taken care of (I feel as if though I'm confiscating a baby's toy, lol). Send me a PM with the VIN, current mileage, personal and dealer contact info and I'll have the Customer Service Manager review your concern.

Take care and have an AWESOME weekend!

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I had my dealer check on a rattle issue when I brought it in. I queued up one particular audio file that reproduced the rattle. I was told by the dealer that I needed to lower my base. My base is set at 2 in my EQ settings with my treble set on 4. I don't think this is the reason for rattling since it is only up +2 from base setting.
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I am having a rattling problem too, even at low volume. I even went as far as to play a frequency sweep from 5-100hz to demonstrate the problem. The mechanic at the dealer just said he didn't hear anything. There was clearly a change in the sound when I pressed on the speaker grille, but I couldn't get him to notice it -- he just said bass will cause vibration. He also seemed completely perplexed by the sound I was playing and kept asking what it was. So I gave up for now.
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I had the same symptoms as everyone else in this thread, I took it to the dealer and they replaced the speaker, haven't had a rattle since.
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I took it in and they couldn't replicate it. I'll have to find a specific track that does it. And when I do, I'll have to bring it back in.... bleh.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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Does anyone know if replacing the speakers with aftermarket ones makes the rattle disappear or god-forbid worse?
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Speaker Rattle

All, I also have the rattle. I believe I've pinpointed it though. The storage cubby in the door. The bottom of the cubby is a separate piece of plastic from the vertical outer most panel. There is a gap between the bottom of the cubby and the vertical that rattles when there are low frequencies coming through the speaker. When I pushed to open the space between the panels the rattle went away. I wedged a thin piece of rubber in the gap and the rattle is gone. Hope this helps.
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