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Old 04-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Rear view mirror rattle fix

So my rear view mirror has had a rattle for a while now. After my last rattle taking multiple trips to the dealer to get fixed I decided I could tackle this one myself. It wasn't just over bumps and gravel roads, even a smooth stretch with the tiniest imperfections would cause a high pitched rattle that I could hear over the exhaust, and after adding a 10" subwoofer to the trunk it only got worse. After lots of searching I decided on a course of action. The rattle comes from the mirror mount not being perfectly snug on the windshield, not the mirror housing itself. A YouTube video showed someone putting an elastic band up against the glass to keep it quiet. It seemed simple but I wanted something that you won't see.

I went to the hardware store in search of an o-ring and found the perfect size. Just cut it and work the ring around the mount. Silence! The mirror still shakes when the bass hits, but it doesn't rattle and you can't see anything out of the ordinary. $2 fix and my stereo sounds so much better!

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I think mine is rattling as well! I need to find out if it's the mirror or the dash though


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Hold the mount with your fingers or turn the mirror facing straight down when you hear the rattle. It was easy to isolate. With my mirror facing straight down the rattle was gone. If the o-ring hadn't worked my next step was going to be to remove the mirror and disassemble it to try and make it more quiet from the inside out. I wasn't looking forward to that task.


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My mirror rattles but it's coming from the mirror surround not the base


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I need a way to make mine stay in place lol, my 12inch CVX doesn't give it a chance, I just learn to live without it haha


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My mirror rattles too. Right now it's mainly on bumpy roads. If I grab the mirror the rattle stops. PITA
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Easy fix, take it off
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Easy fix, take it off
Or let it fall off... :p
Weight reduction though
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Yall really should give this a shot. At $2 if it doesn't work then oh well...


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Hold the mount with your fingers or turn the mirror facing straight down when you hear the rattle. It was easy to isolate. With my mirror facing straight down the rattle was gone. If the o-ring hadn't worked my next step was going to be to remove the mirror and disassemble it to try and make it more quiet from the inside out. I wasn't looking forward to that task.


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Mine does this. I just touch it with my finger, silences it. I have foam glued to be back right now. But i will definitely try this

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My mirror rattles too. Right now it's mainly on bumpy roads. If I grab the mirror the rattle stops. PITA

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Or let it fall off... :p
Weight reduction though

I went like 3 months without mine. Don't realize how much you use it until you don't have it anymore. Then when you put it back on you don't realize how in the way it is.


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My 2012 coupe had an aftermarket rear view lcd mirror installed when I bought it. It also had an annoying buzzing sound at startup. It took a year but I found it was the switch on the mirror. It was loose and vibration would cause it to buzz. A piece of black electrical tape on the underside of the switch fixed it. What a relief.
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And the rear-view mirrors on our cars are HUGE...sometimes it feels like it's filling a quarter of my view...LOL.
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And the rear-view mirrors on our cars are HUGE...sometimes it feels like it's filling a quarter of my view...LOL.
Just made a similar comment to the wife today. I have a GPS positioned on the dash just below the mirror.
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And the rear-view mirrors on our cars are HUGE...sometimes it feels like it's filling a quarter of my view...LOL.

Depends. I wouldn't mind the regular size mirror and they move the microphone for sync. The base 2010-2012 had classic Style mirrors, then premium has the huge one. Either way, it's big, it rattles
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what did you use to "work the ring around the mount"? A flat screwdriver?
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I have this same issue on mine with about 15k miles on it. Took it to the dealer and he ordered a new mirror assembly for me. He's changing it as I sit at the dealership and type this post. My door lock grommets vibrate too when I have the bass up to about 70%. Does somebody else have this problem? It's extremely annoying to see this on a 30k car. Dealer says its normal with shaker systems (what!?!? ). I have a 10 year old vw Jetta with monsoon audio system which sounds amazing with no rattles or vibrations.
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huh.. i wonder if i should go and ask about it for a replacement lol.

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huh.. i wonder if i should go and ask about it for a replacement lol.

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I got mine replaced today. I guess that's what the issue was- the old mirror assembly might have been broken/loose/faulty, somehow. Now it's perfect - no rattle. Do check in with your local dealer.

The door lock grommets still vibrate, btw and the dealer has no idea what to do.
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i got mine replaced today. I guess that's what the issue was- the old mirror assembly might have been broken/loose/faulty, somehow. Now it's perfect - no rattle. Do check in with your local dealer.

The door lock grommets still vibrate, btw and the dealer has no idea what to do.
super glue on the lock grommets

like bryl cream, a little dab will do you
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super glue on the lock grommets

like bryl cream, a little dab will do you
I'm going to try that today and post back.

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I know this is an old thread but thought I would post my thanks. I would have sworn my buzzy rattle was in the mirror housing. It would only stop if I gripped the mirror body. It wouldn’t stop if I tried pushing on the mount. But for $2.65 I figured it would be worth a try. Son of a gun, it worked. No more noise. Thank-you!
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I tired the o-ring idea and that did not work for my rattle. I was still under the warranty so my dealer replaced the mirror and the rattle is gone. In my case the rattle seemed to be inside the mirror housing. Funny story, the new mirror was upside down which made for some puzzling compass readings....
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