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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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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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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.:facepalm:
 

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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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My fingertip. Easier if you haven't cut your nails in two weeks.


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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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