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Is there any good way to stop my glove box door from vibrating and sounding like a baby rattle?

Thin weather stripping? Gasket?
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If you can get or make a gasket ( taking something like epdm gasket material, cutting it to shape, and then gluing the two ends together to form the shape you need. ).

I've used weather stripping in a pinch, and it works fine.

I also usually line the bottom of my glovebox with the rubber you use to line the drawers in your toolbox... and that deadens the sound of vibration in there a bit as well ( and protects your paint! )
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if it make you feel any better they all rattle, even the new ones
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p range carb box rubber stretched round its worked on mine for 20 years.
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Bike? If it's the px150 in your sig, then it's supposed to have four rubber bumpers--one in each corner--to keep it from rattling. If you have those and it still rattles, then you gotta work on bending your hinges so the door seats correctly. I've never had one rattle on a P.
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Team Leisure wrote:
Bike? If it's the px150 in your sig, then it's supposed to have four rubber bumpers--one in each corner--to keep it from rattling. If you have those and it still rattles, then you gotta work on bending your hinges so the door seats correctly. I've never had one rattle on a P.
It's the PX, the bumbers are there, I've tried reseating the door, bending the hinges, no love.
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im using self adhesive rubber weather stripping- i went the rubber instead of the foam stuff so it doesnt soak up water
still it rattles a little below 80kms hr but no where near as much as before
i think it was 5 or 6 dollars at the local hardware for about 8 meters of the stuff
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Bend the door so its out a little in the middle then when you close it it will sit on the rubber stops. Either that or take it off and fill the gap with a bike tank Razz emoticon
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yep go the biketank
i want one
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T5bitsa69 wrote:
Bend the door so its out a little in the middle then when you close it it will sit on the rubber stops. Either that or take it off and fill the gap with a bike tank Razz emoticon
This is what i did, its surprisingly easy to bend so go easy.
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Wibbo wrote:
T5bitsa69 wrote:
Bend the door so its out a little in the middle then when you close it it will sit on the rubber stops. Either that or take it off and fill the gap with a bike tank Razz emoticon
This is what i did, its surprisingly easy to bend so go easy.
Not all fixes mean buying stuff they didn't fit in the factory. Glad it helped, it's what I always did
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I just fill the glove box with my rain coat , bike cover and stuff my "MAN"Bag in there so the glove box is chockas....it has no room to move...I guess you could always get a big block of foam and wedge it in there...
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the foam is what i was planning on trying. my 78 does the same thing--TERRIBLY LOUDLY--to the point that people think i have loose change in my gearbox or something. its gotta be stopped; although i do like the choad massage the vibrations provide. tmi?
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phonehomedeluxe wrote:
although i do like the choad massage the vibrations provide. tmi?
Most of your posts contain TMI.
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I wish I had rattle. My glove-box is so stuffed full of crap I can barely close the latch. That sure fixes the rattle. Perhaps you just need more stuff?
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I actually used the rubber glovebox gasket strip, the one that seals water out on the other side of the glovebox, and fitted it onto the edges glovebox door hole. Fixed my rattle, never had a problem since.
You can (unfortunately) see it in this pic of my glovebox
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Valimagdon wrote:
I actually used the rubber glovebox gasket strip, the one that seals water out on the other side of the glovebox, and fitted it onto the edges glovebox door hole. Fixed my rattle, never had a problem since.
You can (unfortunately) see it in this pic of my glovebox
Looks like the glovebox rattle was the least of your problems! Razz emoticon

Mine rattles as well. Stuffing it full definitely helps, but some gasket solution like this ultimately seems the best. I did discover that bending the hinges helped a little, but I never got it to go away by that method.
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poor scoot .... looks like someone fucked up with the drop bars ......... hope you wasnt sat on it at the time
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