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Unread 11-20-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Rattle in dash at high speeds

I have a 2014 Laredo that I bought a couple months ago. When I'm traveling around 80mph and accelerate, there is a rattling noise that comes from somewhere around the instrument panel. Has anyone else experienced this? I know there are rattle issues for some models but this is the only time I've experienced it so I'm not sure it's the same. I had it into the dealer for other issues and told them about this but they basically blew me off. I insisted they look into it and took a mechanic on a drive to show him. It rattled and he heard but he was more concerned with my speed and again basically blew it off since it only happened at speeds that are illegal. I won't be traveling that fast very often, but occasionally when I drive to my hometown there are hours between cities and I'd rather not have to listen to the rattle if I am going a little fast.

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Unread 11-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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This may not be your issue, but another poster was kind enough to provide this link that I'm going to pursue with my vibration problem: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1900113.pdf
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Unread 11-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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That is what i was referring to before. I'm not sure if they are related but I will look into it further.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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I just solved a dash vibration/rattle on my 14 GC. Turns out it was a wire connector buzzing on a metal piece just above your left foot to the outside of the OBD2 port.

Pay special attention to the connector indicated by the top arrow. I do have a video of the buzz as well.

I ended up wedging a piece of foam between the top indicated connector and a metal piece to the outside of the connector. I also rearranged/slightly moved the bottom indicated connector and wire you see in the photo.



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Unread 12-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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I just solved a dash vibration/rattle on my 14 GC. Turns out it was a wire connector buzzing on a metal piece just above your left foot to the outside of the OBD2 port.

Pay special attention to the connector indicated by the top arrow. I do have a video of the buzz as well.

I ended up wedging a piece of foam between the top indicated connector and a metal piece to the outside of the connector. I also rearranged/slightly moved the bottom indicated connector and wire you see in the photo.
I really appreciate you posting this. Before I go tearing into the bottom of my dash, could you be a little more specific as to how you created this large access opening. I assume your entry point is beneath the plastic SRS Airbag cover. What, if anything, did you actually remove? Thanks.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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I had a rattle in my dash

2014 GC overland Diesel 4x4

But it was at slower speeds

My fix was a simple smack on the dash with my hand and poof it went away.

There shouldn't be any rattles this early on .....
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Unread 12-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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I really appreciate you posting this. Before I go tearing into the bottom of my dash, could you be a little more specific as to how you created this large access opening. I assume your entry point is beneath the plastic SRS Airbag cover. What, if anything, did you actually remove? Thanks.
That opening is he factory opening for the OBD2 port. I didn't have to remove anything. You can move around that panel (hush panel) and get to the connector easily.

My GC is a diesel, and I haven't checked to see if the gas cars are the same as far as wiring, but I'm betting these connectors are the same.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 12:34 AM   #8
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I just solved a dash vibration/rattle on my 14 GC. Turns out it was a wire connector buzzing on a metal piece just above your left foot to the outside of the OBD2 [/url]
Did your rattle sound like it was coming from the top of the dash near the windshield or lower down? Mine sounds just under the top of the dash.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #9
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Did your rattle sound like it was coming from the top of the dash near the windshield or lower down? Mine sounds just under the top of the dash.
Mine was emanating from the left of the dash cluster to the left ac duct. Somehow it seemed lower than the windshield dash junction.

Youtube search 2014 jeep dash rattle, or something close to that, and you'll get to listen to a couple of more vids. One is clearly a plastic "clunking sound", due to a loose dash I believe. Other sounds form heater core hoses contacting firewall sheet metal are evidently out there too.

If you pull back the connector in the pic I posted, and let it snap back, you can clearly reproduce a "buzz" or more of a "higher frequency" noise, which turned out to be my problem.

I don't know if mine was just due to individual build "variance", or just a poor placement of the connector in general.
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