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Unread 10-12-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Removing Dash

Ever since I bought my Jeep (used), there has been this annoying rattle/buzzing sound coming from underneath the dashboard every time I press on the accelerator. It seems to be underneath the top dash, not the control dash.

What is the easiest way to take off the top part of dash on a 95' Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited/Orvis? I haven't even looked around yet to find out where all the screws are, but I imagine you guys probably already know what the easiest way to do it is. I know I'd get frustrated because I was missing some screw and end up just prying it off. Also, anybody else experience this annoying rattle from somewhere underneath the top of the dash on the passenger side. It almost sounds like it is coming from behind the glove box.

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Unread 10-12-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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Could be skittle's

My dash has clips that pop in and out, not sure if thats what yours has or not...give it a shot.
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Unread 10-13-2003, 02:03 PM   #3
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i get the same sound/rattle. if i press down on it, it stops, so i think somethings' loose. it pisses me off when i drive with the radio off.
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Unread 10-13-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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Well I removed the top of the dash and also the whole passenger side dash/glove box. I am still having trouble locating the dang rattle. If I can't find it, I'll just stuff that area with some insulation or something to try to muffle the sound from wherever it is coming from.

Also, I was just messing around and wanted to take a look at my speakers on the sides of the doors. Is it necessary to take the entire door panel off in order to take a look at the speakers? I was trying to remove the mesh grille covering the speakers, but that sucker just wouldn't budge. I thought if I tried to pry it off any harder it was going to snap. Whats the easiest way to do this?
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Unread 10-13-2003, 03:26 PM   #5
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yes you have to take off the whole panel. its once piece, the mesh thing is part of the panel. its pretty easy to look at the speakers. theres 2 or 3 screws, then you have to pop the white clips, you might damage some, but i dont care, i just added it back on.
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Unread 10-14-2003, 03:04 PM   #6
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Well I removed the top of the dash and also the whole passenger side dash/glove box. I am still having trouble locating the dang rattle. If I can't find it, I'll just stuff that area with some insulation or something to try to muffle the sound from wherever it is coming from.

Also, I was just messing around and wanted to take a look at my speakers on the sides of the doors. Is it necessary to take the entire door panel off in order to take a look at the speakers? I was trying to remove the mesh grille covering the speakers, but that sucker just wouldn't budge. I thought if I tried to pry it off any harder it was going to snap. Whats the easiest way to do this?
Front Speaker:

http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...dCherFSpkR.htm

and Rear:

http://www.carstereohelp.com/stereor...dCherRSpkR.htm
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Unread 10-15-2003, 02:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help and links. Christmas be the time I get a new air filter/intake, tint 2 front windows, and replace the speakers. Its going to be a long wait.
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Unread 10-16-2003, 06:53 AM   #8
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this might help;

under the lip of the dash, where the face is, there are some screws. i noticed mine were a little loose, so i tightened them. i dont hear the rattle anymore.
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