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Old 15th December 2009, 13:46   #31
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How did I miss this thread ? Fantastic work Rjiu :
only now the yogis are gonna be upset with you.
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Old 15th December 2009, 15:46   #32
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Nice DIY mate... I might look out for the same solution for my car as well...
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Old 15th December 2009, 16:43   #33
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I did the same to my Swift's boot door and front doors, but with 10mm foam sheet. And they have never dared to rattle again since then (7+ months now)! Earlier I had to make 1 trip every 2-3 months to MASS to fix these rattle issues, especially the boot door.
But yes, I broke a few clips that hold the panels, and fixing that didn't cost anything, as this was fixed for free by MASS!
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Old 13th January 2010, 17:04   #34
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Good DIY .

I plan to have this done on my wagonr. Instead of yoga mat can we use the rubber bed sheets used for infants? I think they are thicker, bigger and easily sourceable from baby care stores.

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Old 17th January 2010, 21:22   #35
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A great idea, did the same for my Swift 2 weeks ago. Sound from the Compos upfront has definitely improved, the bass is richer alright!! But off late started hearing a sort of rattling from the left side door panel. Checked if all the plugs (the yellow expanding plugs that hold the panel onto the door) had sat correctly, all fine there. But still hear a rattle of sorts. Any ideas what that could be?

Also the driver side window has started to rattle a lot during high volumes. Is that normal? Is it something to worry about and get checked or is that normal?

Did a little insulation type work with the same material around the rear parcel wood board (basically the places where the panel touches the interiors of the car, like the door and the seats), now there is a rattle from the rear as well. Checked things like the spare tyre and jack etc.. all in place locked in tight. What could be the other reason? Tried opening the rear door panel, is a circus with plugs. Worry being if they would break, I know I can get replacement plugs.

Help!! Front left door and rear side rattling gets irritating.
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Good DIY .

I plan to have this done on my wagonr. Instead of yoga mat can we use the rubber bed sheets used for infants? I think they are thicker, bigger and easily sourceable from baby care stores.

thx,
-BJ
BJ no experience with the rubber bedsheets used for the babies. However I think you would need a surface similar to the yogamats for the adhesive to stick properly. From what I have seen the rubber mats that you are talking about are way too smooth on the surface.

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A great idea, did the same for my Swift 2 weeks ago. Sound from the Compos upfront has definitely improved, the bass is richer alright!! But off late started hearing a sort of rattling from the left side door panel. Checked if all the plugs (the yellow expanding plugs that hold the panel onto the door) had sat correctly, all fine there. But still hear a rattle of sorts. Any ideas what that could be?
Check the image with the markings. That piece was vibrating quite often and we in fact used super glue to stick it off completely.

DIY : Damping the swift with yoga mats and making it rattle free-img_0681-large.jpg

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Also the driver side window has started to rattle a lot during high volumes. Is that normal? Is it something to worry about and get checked or is that normal?
When you say window does it mean the door pads or the whole door by itself ?

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Did a little insulation type work with the same material around the rear parcel wood board (basically the places where the panel touches the interiors of the car, like the door and the seats), now there is a rattle from the rear as well. Checked things like the spare tyre and jack etc.. all in place locked in tight. What could be the other reason? Tried opening the rear door panel, is a circus with plugs. Worry being if they would break, I know I can get replacement plugs.
Mate its a time consuming process and you need a lot of patience. Take time off on a Sunday and play some music with a lot of bass. Zero down on the plastics that rattle and mark them.

Once you open the door pad ensure that you have managed to took all nooks and crannies with some super glue.Check this door panel

DIY : Damping the swift with yoga mats and making it rattle free-img_0690-large.jpg

We ensured that all small vibrations are taken care of 1st by knocking the pads and checking for unwanted rattles. Where ever we couldn't stick the yoga mat, it was sealed off with the rubber adhesive.
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When you say window does it mean the door pads or the whole door by itself ?
The window rattles when it is rolled down even 3/4 the way!! when it is completely down, it rattles a little less.

The plastic sheets stuck on the door makes an irritating sound because of the air pressure from the compos... other than removing the plastic sheets what is the option.. Based on the checking and everything I did, the door panels don't vibrate anymore, so listened to music without the panels and found the plastic sheets making noise!!
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I damped my front two doors with Yoga mat. Used a bit generously and it was difficult to fit the panel back. However, after managing to fit them back, the music has started sounding so good. Luckily, I had and have no rattles.

Bass has appeared out of no-where and is clean now. Still need to damp the rear doors.

Thanks for showing the way...
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The window rattles when it is rolled down even 3/4 the way!! when it is completely down, it rattles a little less.

The plastic sheets stuck on the door makes an irritating sound because of the air pressure from the compos... other than removing the plastic sheets what is the option.. Based on the checking and everything I did, the door panels don't vibrate anymore, so listened to music without the panels and found the plastic sheets making noise!!
Rattling of a half way down window is a common thing. Even I had the issue with my previous car and also with my current VDi. When I checked it with the A.S.S people, heard the same old answer. "Its like that Sir"
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If only someone put pictures of damping the rattles from te dashboard of the Esteem!

Has anyone done anything about dashboard rattles?
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Difficult to get pictures of that. Rattles in the dashboard are due to loose cables behind it. The biggest culprits, though, are actually small stuff rolling around in the glove compartment. Also, sometimes a loose cable in the engine compartment on the firewall also sounds like a dashboard rattle.

One doesn't really damp a dashboard. You just have to put some elbow grease into it. Push the front seats back as far as possible, lie down on the floor and try to shake any wire or cable that you can see / feel behind the dash. If it is loose, use cable ties to secure them to the nearest point. Go for a ride on a rough road to see if you still get rattles.
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@rjstyles69.

I am very tempted to try this in my swift. Just a bit scared to open the doors. Do you think its better to let the mechanics help with the removal while we just apply the damping materials?

And can I take that lovely friend of yours(your friends friend rather). He is so Charming.
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Old 15th February 2011, 15:45   #43
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RJStyles: Excellent DIY with detailed pics and explanation. It definitely gives an inspiration to do these things ourselves rather than raising the common - rattle issue with the Service advisor at the time of the service, and you get your car back with the same problem, SA giving some story. It also helps to utilise some unwanted stuff at home (read yoga mats - who wants to do yoga - it should be renamed as damping mats). Thank you for sharing.

BTW Did you get the Chicken Biriyani by now?

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I got damping on the front two doors done a while back on my swift at Anwar's garage in Koramangala Bangalore.

Hey put cotton waste and stuck it to the metal door instead of the plastic panel as pictured in your DIY.

Well six months later the Swift doors (the palstic panel to be precise) still rattles as hell.

My question is: To get the ideal damping should we stick the damping material on the door frame or the plastic panel or both?
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@rjstyles69.

I am very tempted to try this in my swift. Just a bit scared to open the doors. Do you think its better to let the mechanics help with the removal while we just apply the damping materials?

And can I take that lovely friend of yours(your friends friend rather). He is so Charming.
It's easy to dismantle the door pads in the swift. I don't own one, however managed to remove one without much of a hassle.

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RJStyles: Excellent DIY with detailed pics and explanation. It definitely gives an inspiration to do these things ourselves rather than raising the common - rattle issue with the Service advisor at the time of the service, and you get your car back with the same problem, SA giving some story. It also helps to utilise some unwanted stuff at home (read yoga mats - who wants to do yoga - it should be renamed as damping mats). Thank you for sharing.

BTW Did you get the Chicken Biriyani by now?

Cheers
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thanks narayan well my friend did buy me.

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I got damping on the front two doors done a while back on my swift at Anwar's garage in Koramangala Bangalore.

Hey put cotton waste and stuck it to the metal door instead of the plastic panel as pictured in your DIY.

Well six months later the Swift doors (the palstic panel to be precise) still rattles as hell.

My question is: To get the ideal damping should we stick the damping material on the door frame or the plastic panel or both?
bharat trust me its easy to damp the doors the el-cheapo way using the yoga-mats. To answer your question, usually if expensive damping material is used I think its always stuck to the sheet metal and not the plastic pads.
Unless its some heavy damping done I don't think they stick it on both surfaces.

BTW it's almost a year and a half since we have done this DIY and the damping is still holding good. No issues what-so-ever.
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