Dashboard rattle

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by mark2852, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. mark2852

    mark2852 New Member

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    I notice a dashboard rattle to the left of the steering wheel. I thought it might be from the cable that pops the hood, but it seens like it's coming from behind the dimmer control. The dealer thought it was a loose hose leading to the a/c vent, but even after they secured the hose, it came right back. Problem is that it comes and goes.
     
  2. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    I've attached a photo of the area in case you want to DIY and look around.
     

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    Wow, thank you Patrick! Your photo will be extremely helpful in my search.
     
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    any hints on how to remove the left vent cover thingy near the steering wheel?
     
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    That's the first part to remove when you want to disassemble the instrument panel. Grab the vent at the top and bottom with your two hands, and pull it out.
     
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    I also have a rattle that comes and goes from somewhere on the drivers side dash. I cannot trace it to one spot while driving.
     
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    I had a rattle which turned to be the upper glove box, the top portion was loose and ratt.eling. I removed the two plug covers that hide the screws and tightened the two philips screwheads. Took care of problem.
     
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