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Thread: Rattle behind drivers seatbelt Puma

  1. #1
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    Rattle behind drivers seatbelt Puma

    With my window down, I hear a rattle which seems to be behind the top seatbelt mount drivers side. i.e. right next to my right ear.
    When the windows up, it doesnt rattle as much.

    Whats causing it?
    2015 Defender 110

  2. #2
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    Feb 2007
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    Could be the door lock, some lithium grease on the lock mechanism will stop it for a while. Xtrouser door catches are particularly bad for it as they don't have a plastic sheath on the locking bar.

    Regards,
    Tote
    Go home, your igloo is on fire....

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    I have the same rattle.

    I tightened the seatbelt mount, and the rattle went away... and then it returned after a while.

    Now I just live with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naks View Post
    I have the same rattle.

    I tightened the seatbelt mount, and the rattle went away... and then it returned after a while.

    Now I just live with it...
    When its rattling, stop, open the door, rotate the little plastic thing on the door catch mounted on the B pillar, shut the door and tell me the rattle stopped. (Yes it will come back soon).

    I chased that rattle for the longest time. I swear I thought there was a nut or something loose inside the B pillar. Found some threads on the topic and how it relates to the door catch. Did the little test above. Positive result. So then adjusted the position of that whole metal piece - problem solved.
    Neil
    (Really shouldn't be a...) Grumpy old fart!
    MY2013 2.2l TDCi Dual Cab Ute

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    I've had the same rattle but it's just so intermittent I've given up looking for it. If that's all that ever gives me or the next owner a worry it's not worth worrying about.
    AlanH.

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    Lol, been hunting for the same thing, won’t annoy me as much now I know others are copping it to lol

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    Mine rattles on bad roads. I've given up grumbling and just accept it. If someone finds a cure I'm interested.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers.

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