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i think its this is common? w/ time or with aftermarket subs, the rear deck begins to rattle?


how the heck do i stop this? i don't think the dealer can do anything, since i put aftermarket subs in.. i heard that for cars w/ harman kardon, theres holes were u can fit toilet paper or something of that sort that will stop the rattling...

is it hard to take the rear deck off?
 

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ACS Rob said:
Stuff old shirts in the deck!! :D :thumbup:
i tried stuffing in socks.. didn't really solve the problem


i saw 4 little small cut outs where i could fit them in... are there more where i can stuff them in?? :dunno:
 

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Fold down you seats and you'll see a plastic trim that runs across the edge of the rear deck. Remove that trim and you can fit several shirts or what ever else you want to stuff up there :D to keep the deck from rattling. I also have Dynamat Extreme but that didn't help until I lost several shirts :tongue: .
 

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Fold down you seats and you'll see a plastic trim that runs across the edge of the rear deck. Remove that trim and you can fit several shirts or what ever else you want to stuff up there :D to keep the deck from rattling. I also have Dynamat Extreme but that didn't help until I lost several shirts :tongue: .
i took a look at it.. how do i take the plastic trim out?? :eek: :dunno:
 

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With your rear seats folded, you'll see 4 plastic tabs. 2 of which is are directly under your rear headrests. Remove those and unsnap the black panel. I try to take some pics whan I get a chance.
 

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Cybertek said:
I dynamatted mine... No more rattles and tighter bass.
you did that urself..?

how long did it take, and how much for the dynamat?

also, how did u take it out? i could only push it up a little enough to fit shirts in there
 

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Takes about 2 hours.

Got dynamatt from e-bay $100.00

after removing the child seat tethers, remove the rear speakers, as well as the plastic housing. then fold down the rear seats and remove the black plastic trim at the base of the parcel shelf. to do this you will need to push in the little pin at the center of each plastic rivet. chances are you will lose this little pin, so buy some replacements rivets. after you remove the plastic trim, you will need to remove the rear interior lights. just work a small screwdriver around the edges and it will pop out. then remove the pillar molding. once this is all removed, the parcel shelf should slide right out. my suggestion is to dynamat the underside of this shelf, and then later, once everything is reinstalled, wedge a little open cell foam up into the sub openings. this should take care of rattles, and the sub should not sound too muffled. good luck.



that when RAAMmatting the rear deck, Loki put two layers at the edge of the rear deck where it fits into the rear vent to prevent the rattle. This isn't shown in that pic (did that afterward).



The little rivets are simple, but they break easily so be careful.

The rivets are a push-pin design. You actually take a little nail and push the center in about 1/16-1/8 of an inch and then get your fingernails under the outside of the rivet and pull it out.

To replace the rivet, reverse the pin from being recessed to a raised position. Insert the rivet until the outside circumference is is flush with the panel and then push the center pin in until it's flush with the outside ring of the rivet.
 

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What if you have a sedan without seats that fold down? Wut can I do? Also, should i throw some styrofoam into where the cd-changer used to be? Because i can hear something rattling from the inside after i removed the cd changer...please help me, thanks!!
 

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this guy talks about removing the speakers, child tethers, and side pillars.. but what about the rear headrests and seat belts??
 
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