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Old 12-31-2016, 12:34 PM
philmeagher philmeagher is offline
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Default Dash buzzing noise on highway while accelerating with heater on

Hey guys-

I have an annoying buzzing noise coming from center/right side of dash. It has gotten louder/worse over the last 5 years. Sounds like a bee or big @ss fly buzzing against a glass window. It's not the front end. I've done lots of reading on the forums, and I can't find any solution that seems to apply.

Here's what I know:

1. Only buzzes on the highway, with the heater on, while accelerating.

2. Noise seems to be from left of the passenger air bag, or maybe from behind the mini non-adjustable vent that's to the right side of the cd player, or maybe at the back of the dash from the black vents there. AKA I don't know exactly where it's from.

3. Doesn't matter how high/low the blowers are on. Same buzz.

4. If I turn the blowers off, it stops immediately.

5. It's not a leaf in the blower motor, I'm very familiar with cleaning that

6. Turning the radio up isn't a solution!

7. This dude had a similar problem, but don't think it was ever solved http://www.ranger forums .com/interio...se-dash-62185/


Any tips appreciated! Love this little truck, but this drives me absolutely crazy.

Thanks-
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Dash buzzing noise on highway while accelerating with heater on

No one else has this issue?


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Old 01-02-2017, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Dash buzzing noise on highway while accelerating with heater on

It's just about impossible for anyone, here or elsewhere, to offer you a meaningful answer to why you have a dash noise when they can't be there to personally hear it and kick up ideas. On the "No one else has this issue?", there is no common denominator, there are dozens of things that could cause a noise. You're probably best off going out here and whittling away it (me calls this, "fight it"), checking and eliminating things until you find the cause.

^^^ An answer you probably don't like and will ignore............
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Dash buzzing noise on highway while accelerating with heater on

No no I hear you. I was hoping this might be a more common ford ranger thing, that's all.


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