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post #1 of 9 Old 07-16-2014, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Squeak in boot

I have a really irritating squeak / rattle coming from the left side of the boot area. It sounds like a loose piece of plastic trim or similar but I can't for the life of me find where it's coming from. No amount of poking around will find the noise. Any help please

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-26-2014, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-01-2014, 03:16 PM
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Boot = British slang for trunk or rear end?

If this is the case, need more info. Is this while driving, or getting in/out of the vehicle, etc.?

Help us help you. It could be a number of things.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-01-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it's in the trunk. Sorry I'm irish lol. It's only when driving doesn't matter if its smooth or rough roads its there. It's like a plastic creaking noise if that makes any sense. I thought it might be a loose wire rattling around but I found the wiring loom and everything seems well fixed down. I can't remove the plastic trim panels as there are no obvious screws and I don't want to damage the clips. I tried emptying everything out including the spare wheel etc but its still there. .
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-02-2014, 07:43 AM
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Removing the interior panels, or making sure they are securely fastened, is easy. I can imagine if there was some play in the panel that one or more of the clips could squeak. It is metal-on-metal. Best thing I can tell you is to pull the panels one by one to isolate the noise, and then apply a small dab of grease to the clips.

If you want to be sure of what you are doing, fold down the rear seats and have a helper apply pressure to the panels when you are driving. It should be obvious at that point, and should tell you to look elsewhere for the noise, if that is the case. If the panels are rubbing together where they join, I'm not sure if applying a little Armor All to the panel overlap will help.

I've removed all of the lower rear panels a couple times for one reason or another. The clips won't break unless you twist them or pry up/down on them. I haven't broken one yet. Just start with a corner and pull straight out. After the first one, the rest seem to pull out really easy. I was surprised by how much dog hair I had under the panels.
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-02-2014, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Great advice thank you. Is it best to start at the boot rubber or the rear seat end ? Bearing in mind it's the passenger side ( left as you look in the trunk ). I notice the clips have like a metal tooth on them do I need to prise this say with a flat bladed screwdriver as I pull the panel or is it as simply as it will just pop off. I will be sure to apply a bit of grease as I reattach the panels
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-02-2014, 12:52 PM
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Go ahead and pull the rear hatch rubber seal off. It goes on one way, so pay attention. On the panel, start from the back and work your way to the seat belt. Then re-install from the seat belt to the back. I believe the tab for the panel goes underneath the "foot step" piece, so look for that on install.
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-02-2014, 12:54 PM
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Oh forgot to mention, think you have to remove the anchor point first. Mine is Chrome and has a folding D shaped ring. Phillips screwdriver.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-02-2014, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Brilliant thank you. I will let you know how I get on
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