Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Prestatyn, North Wales, U.K.
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK R170 2.3l Auto, 1998
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Resolved - That annoying rattle
I've had a VERY irritating rattle from the dash area (or so I thought) I've mentioned this a few times in other threads. I've had the dash out TWICE and I've even driven the car without the dash in place! I purchased a mechanics stethoscope and went out in the SLK to listen for the source of the noise. Parts of the dash surface? NO noise. The door panel(s)? No noise. The centre console? NO noise. (Well, you could hear a faint transmission whirl, so the stethoscope WAS doing its job) I then happened to touch the windscreen rear-view mirror. IT WAS LOOSE! and it rattled! I drove over bumps whilst holding the mirror and apart from some very minor "clicks", the noise wasn't there!
I suppose that it was easy to miss ... you don't touch that mirror very often and even then, you might not realise that it was loose and rattling?
Oh well, I did say that I'd find it in the end! I'm going to take it off, investigate and tighten it up. I feel quite happy, now!
Last edited by jbanks15; 08-01-2017 at 06:14 PM.