Yep, I did check those, they were already nice and tight. I did driving test, and can confirm my fix worked really well, no more rattling noise.
Can the root cause be a worn out latch that just doesn't hold the door as tight anymore? The car is 2001 model, and 209k miles now.
Consequently, I noticed the VIN is 299, whoo, 299th car made in 2001!
2004 HCH1 180k, 2001 I1 208k, tooting around bay area, CA
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