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Old 01-01-2011, 09:52 PM
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Default Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

Anyone ever had a rattle or noise similar to some type of wire or cable dangling around by defrost vent by driver's side towards the windshield area... its starting to drive me nuts. if its a simple fix ill fix it if not ill let ford give it a shot... will ford give me a loaner vehicle for warranty work?? while it is being worked on?? I put my hand by the black plastic vents on dash by windshield to see if it would stop and it does not stop.

anyone ever experience this??
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

does it sound like its coming from the top left of the dash, like knocking on the windsheild or anything?
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:51 PM
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yes it sounds like on top left of dash by windshield. it was not like this when i took delivery.... Only mod I have is aftermarket stereo, but I wrapped and taped foam around the custom wiring harness to avoid rattles. but the noise is not near the stereo... it is by the defrost vent.... drivers side by windshield it bugs me.... if anyone know the fix let me know.... if not ill see when I have time....





i hope i can fix it if not ill take it in for ford to look at during an oil change.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

mine actually started doing this last week. The left side plastic piece that runs from the top (area by the handle n visor) and all the way down to the windshield. I bent it back alil with a knife because I couldnt get my hands behind it. It stopped after that, that was just the piece that was tapping. I can get a pic in the morning if youd like but thats what fixed mine.

Oh and trust me over time you will have ALLLL kinds of different rattles lol so just get ready for it. I cant wait to rip my interior out this summer n put down dynomat or something similar to help offset alot of the different frequency rattles n sounds.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:19 AM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

yeah post pics because I still dont understand when u say I couldnt put my hand behind it thats why I bent it....

u bent plastic?? I dont get it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:47 AM
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see the plastic piece that your drivers side "oh shit" handle is bolted to. Well follow that plastic piece all the way down to where it stops at front windshield. I was just trying things and thought maybe it shifted alil bit forward and was tapping on the windshield. I couldnt fit my fingers between the windshield and the end of that long plastic piece so I stuck a knife between the window itself n the end of the plastic piece and pulled back on it. Basically trying to pull it away from the windshield some.

Ever since then it stopped I just have more rattles at other places lol
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

UPDATE UPDATE!! I got sick and tired of noise I couldn't wait anymore so I took it to DEALERSHIP and they fixed it under warranty of course. It ended up being a harness that runs by the steering column that was not secured and it was just flapping around. They secured it and used foam padding. I am very happy!! My sanity is back. They called me 2 and a half hours later same day after I dropped it off that it was done!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:10 AM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

lucky you. I still have mine at times but its like up by wehre the windshield meets the dash so im figuring mine isnt your issue.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

hey z wilson the noise I had was near windshield by defrost vents. on the tech notes he said he secured harness to steering column....
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Rattle noise by defrost vent driver's side... 2010 XL

hmm thats alot of work tho to do on my own with it being so cold lol damn
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