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My 2004 V sometimes has a metallic ticking/rattle comming from the driver's side dash. This only happens in the morning, and only when the outside temp is in the 70s....hotter doesn't do it. A couple of weeks ago the temp was below 70 in the AM, and it didn't rattle then either.

The noise is related to the roughness of the road. If I bang on the dash (not very hard), I can replicate the noise, but only in the morning. In the afternoon it never rattles. The sound seems to be comming from under the top of the dash on the driver side.

Any ideas? I don't want to take it in for this since by the time they go to work on it (in the afternoon), it won't make the noise any more. It is very consistent in the mornings and really annoying.
 

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I occasionally notice morning noises as well. I don't have a solution for ya but I could suggest 1) turn up the radio and 2) press down on the gas until the exhaust drowns it out. :) Good luck!
 

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I have it and have not yet fixed it.. Someone said that by re-seating the front dash panel (or something like that) it would get rid of the ticking (to me it sounds like dirt hitting the windshield).

Do a search on this one because my info above is NOT accurate- except that there is a fix...

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Yeah I have it too in my 05... But there is no way in hell I am letting the dealership tear apart my dash. Not worth fixing one rattle I get when it is cold as opposed to the many rattles that will probably be there after they try to fix.
 

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This was my result in search.

"The rubber piece at the bottom of the windshield is clipped on with a plastic clip. The wind vibrates that clip which is what makes the noise. I pulled the clip out, to the front of the windshield and stuck a piece of padding to it, then pushed the clip back behind. This fixed the problem. "


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