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Once I put my cat-back exhaust on the car sounded great but, it brought out a few more interior rattles. The main one was the ash tray. The ask tray cup itself is just slid into the console and there's a little metal spring tab that is supposed to give it some resistance to popping out of its home.

The spring tab is pretty loose in there and it rattles against the ash tray. To fix this, I got two things: a sheet of stick-on felt from the craft store and a small piece of foam that I scavenged in the garage. The foam I used was the soft, rubbery type and I cut it off some of that cylindrical insulation that you put on pipes.

I stuffed a small wedge of the foam under the spring tab in the ash tray cubby. You can see the gray foam hiding under the tab.



Then I liberally applied some strips of felt to the underside of the ash tray, trying to hit all the spots that might knock about and vibrate when they come into contact with another surface.





This seems to have solved the worst of my interior rattles and dropped the annoyance factor by a big margin. The bonus is that you can then use some of the leftover felt to combat other rattles in your car, like the glove box.

This is the best $0.99 you can spend if your ash tray buzzes like a nest of hornets.
 

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nice, I bet you really felt (ahem) that difference.
 

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Add some solid motor mounts, you will not be able to pin point rattles and you will learn to stop worrying!
 

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that was the first thing i took out when i got my car... that and the lighter... i dont smoke and no one will ever in my car
 

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My car rattles so much I don't even notice it anymore, I think everything inside the dash has come loose
 

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that was the first thing i took out when i got my car... that and the lighter... i dont smoke and no one will ever in my car
I had to take the ash tray out sometimes when it was rattling really bad, but the spring clip would still buzz a bit. After putting some padding in there it's all nice and tight and rattle-free.
 

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^ see and I havent tried to fix one and have just been blasting the radio. But I hate when people ride in it and I hear the "why does a 30k+ car have rattles?"
the glove compartment is driving me nuts though.
 

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just leave your door unlocked one night and some thieves will come along with the good sense to remove it and all the change inside of it - rattle solved.
 

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just leave your door unlocked one night and some thieves will come along with the good sense to remove it and all the change inside of it - rattle solved.
Or leave a way for the rats to get in and again problem solved. :bowlol:
 

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just leave your door unlocked one night and some thieves will come along with the good sense to remove it and all the change inside of it - rattle solved.
you are lucky you dont happen to live in Socal cause I would call the cops on you :)
Car was broken into about a month ago.

Thiefs stole: old Ipod Touch, Old Canon Digi Point and Shoot with MC :mad: and all my change from the ashtray. IT WAS ALL PENNIES, freaking *******s.
Im an ******* for leaving the car unlocked :duh:
 
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