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Dash/radio bezel vents rattle fix

Discussion in 'How-To' started by 006, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. 006

    006 Slow mustang :( Established Member

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    This is a fix on how to stop your dash vents from rattling and driving you mad at the same time.

    You need:


    -Pair of hands
    -Black RTV sealant


    1. Take the shifter bezel out...just raise it up out of the way
    2. Snap out the vent/radio bezel and pull it out (be gentle)

    Apply RTV sealant on the spots shown in the pics below. The bezel and vents bracket are 2 seperate pieces..and they are held on by some shots of melted plastic. Problem is the melted plastic does not hold the vents bracket in properly, thus they rub against each other when the car is moving and causes the annoying rattle. What you are doing is making sure that the rub-points get some RTV inbetween them to shut them up.

    Vents
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    Pull out of the way. Some may need a flathead screwdriver to help pry it out.
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    Where to apply
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    More
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    All around the vents bracket, and as you can see, I was a little generous :D
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    To remove the vents, put 2 fingers in and push gently to pop out the vents...do this from the rear of the bezel
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    Out
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    Apply some RTV in these areas..moderation goes a long way.

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    Next, make sure the fins can move left to right freely..this will prevent some RTV from hardening and blocking movement

    Ready to snap back
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    Align it
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    The magic stuff I used
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    Next step: Enjoy the silence!
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2010
  2. divided

    divided New Member Established Member

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    Awesome. Mine had that annoying rattle.
     
  3. blueehaze13

    blueehaze13 New Member Established Member

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    awsome dude:rockon:
    ..... i hate it.. I HATE IT!!
     
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