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Old 07-28-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After three years, I am tired of the glove box door rattling. Has anyone fixed this and HOW? The latch is tight and the hinges are tight. Its just that the door is too big to be supported at only three points!!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are items 5 & 15 intact, and is the reciever for the lock adjusted?
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I see no way to adjust the part of the latch that is on the door and adjustment to the wire loop it connects to looks like "bending" but I am afraif to do it for fear it will break the plastic its mounted on. But there is very little movement int the latch anyway. there are two rubber stoppers on the upper corners of the door, but they dont touch the frame when the door is latched.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Jim,

I find my glove box is less inclined to rattle when it's lightly loaded. Lighten its load if you can.

I also wonder if you can get those rubber stoppers partially compressed when the door is closed. Shims?
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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With a wife, its hard to keep the glovebox lightly loaded. I do find that the higher the tire pressure the more it rattles.....LOL
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I used shims on the glove box door that touch the rubber stoppers. Works great. There are these self-sticking felt type at HomeDepot I used. Also works great on the rear hatch door rattle issue
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That sounds like what I need. My hatch doesnt rattle though. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I looked at this - my glovebox rattles like yours......

The bail (loopy thing) fits into the latch and is constrained totally by the latch. The little rubber bumpers at the door ends don't seem to contact the dash when closed.

If you examine the latch, there is a moving metal tab that releases the bail, and on the other side is a soft rubber cushion (very small). The cushion needs to push harder on the bail to stop the bail from bouncing against the release tab. I will try to add more rubber to this and report back.

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Mine rattled under heavy load on the engine, but not at other times.
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Mine rattled under heavy load on the engine, but not at other times.
Mine is a 2010 Insight with 40K miles on it, and the glove box door has been rattling almost from the get go. I think the rattle is internal within the door structure and not part of its attachment to the dash. The agency where I bought the car has replaced the door, and the new one rattles just like the old one. The engine vibration and road surface at certain speeds is what will really set it off and make it sound like a bunch of paper clips in a tin can. I think it's a design flaw in the door's internal workings.
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