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so its driven me out of my mind for a week or so, but i couldn't quite muster up the courage to start prying away at the overhead console to see what was rattling. i don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but i'm sure it'll come up, given what is rattling. don't know if this is DIY material for the sticky thread, but as long as it helps a vortexer or two, its worth it. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
i got a sweet DIY from oempl.us on how to remove the console here:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2533362
its for a passat, but its all the same.
after you get everything out, unplug the harnesses, and you need to remove this plastic cover piece to get underneath:

flip it over and you'll see the tabs to get it off (check the arrows):

this (highlighted) is what is causing the rattle. its a clear plastic ring, that accepts the red lights for the sunroof knob. same idea as some angel eyes. it just rests in that little slot and is not attached to anything, hence the rattle. hard to believe that this little piece is causing so much noise:

closer here:

so take some strategically placed hotglue and affix that sucka' down tight (don't put too much though, or the plastic cover that goes atop will not fit correctly):

done. reinstall in reverse order. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (freezermink)

Awesome, now you just need a fix for the diffuser vent rattle http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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heh thats awesome i did that exact same thing on my second day of owning my gti! heh now that diffuser rattle.... we have to figure this out it drives me nuts!
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (kreigmack)

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Thanks for posting this information up. I've had my car in the dealership 3x to fix this rattle.
Good work!

nop prob. glad to see i wasn't going crazy and it was actually a problem with other cars. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (freezermink)

what about the rear shelf rattle? does anyone have that? i tried to find it but it can't, i was hoping someone out there did and maybe fixed it...
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (digitalhippie)

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Awesome, now you just need a fix for the diffuser vent rattle http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Here here!
 

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Re: (FEELthaRAVEinYA)

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The only rattle I hear from my roof happens when I have the sunroof open. I think it's the flap that slides open and closed witht the glass... not sure.... and yes, it pi$$es me off!

The vibrates on mine too, but only when the sunroof is FULL open.
 

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Question:: You guys that notice the diffuser only when you have the vent open? Thats the case on my GTI. I leave it closed 100% of the time (no need for it) and its quiet. When I open it half way or all the way it makes the rattle sound.
 

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Re: (digitalhippie)

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Mine rattles while closed, the diffuser vent that is

Wierd.... Also the fist day I had the GTI the sunroof would rattle as well. That went away after two weeks... This car has a mind of its own! My heated mirrors dont (never have) work, my xm presets go after 2o starts and my seat squeaks!
Dealer here we come...
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (06DeepBlack)

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Here here!


The dealers have a fix for the diffuser vent rattle... had mine done today http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Just FYI since I mentioned it in here already...
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (gsantarelli1)

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what about the rear shelf rattle? does anyone have that? i tried to find it but it can't, i was hoping someone out there did and maybe fixed it...

I will be doing that this weekend hopefully.
I will take pics and do a DIY. Most of the noise that I have coming from the rear is actually from the panel at the top of the back window.
I'll post what I find.
 

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Re: DIY-overhead console rattle fix (freezermink)

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so take some strategically placed hotglue and affix that sucka' down tight (don't put too much though, or the plastic cover that goes atop will not fit correctly):

It's Strategery

 
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